Initially known for tiny blinky lights, with each launch of lights in their Blinder series, Knog continues to up the lumens. The Blinder Arc is the latest in that tradition offering two models and up to a whopping 550 lumens. Even with all that power, the Blinder Arc is not much bigger than the already impressive Blinder Road 2s and 3s.
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Bicycle locks come in dozens of iterations but it’s rare to see real innovation. Somehow TiGr locks has managed to pull it off. Their new titanium locks take the most elegant and seductive approach to bicycle security we have ever seen.
The lock acts as one big bow that is threaded through the front wheel, around the frame and a bicycle rack, and then clasps shut around the rear wheel. This system securely locks all the essentials without having to resort to locking skewers, removing a wheel, or carrying a cable and a U-lock. Not only is it easier but because the TiGr is titanium, it’s also lighter than the traditional heavy duty locks we’ve all been carrying around for years.
The company got it’s kickstart on everyones favorite social innovation incubator but is now shipping locks to anyone and everyone. The prices are steep but the innovation and quality is top notch. Each lock is made in the United States and all components except for the actual locking cylinder are sourced from within a ~50 mile radius of the founders NJ home.
It may seem like it was only yesterday, but it has been a year since GoPro introduced the Hero 3. Not one to sit back and relax, GoPro is at it again with a new camera that is smaller, lighter, and packs a punch with improved features. The new 3+housing is 20% smaller than the 3, yet it manages 30% better battery life which when combined with a new lens and better programming, means that Hero 3 you just bought may look a little less awesome right about now.
The good news is that if you have a Hero 3, you already have one of the better cameras on the market, but if you want the latest, check it out after the break.
For every five or so dumb kickstarters, there is usually one gem. Take Sparse Bicycle lights for instance. They’ve created a set of commuter lights which seamlessly integrate into your frame, making it incredibly difficult for thieves to snag…and they’re beautiful!
We covered their kickstarter launch almost a year ago, when they raised more than 20k over their original 45k goal, and they are now shipping orders. Jump past the break for more about their cool products READ MORE ->
For anyone who likes to ride their bike to work or school, there is nothing more convenient than having a basket or rack. Just like riding a bicycle opens up a whole new world, being able to easily tote a few groceries home can change the way you perceive and use your bike.
A new kick start campaign spearheaded by Kathryn Carlson, a economist by day but cyclist by passion, the Buca Boot is a cool twist on the conventional basket. The Buca Boot transforms in a few seconds to hold ungainly items or folds closed for secure storage. With a waterproof interior compartment when closed, you can also lock your belonging inside when running errands. READ MORE ->
SeaSucker has made their name in the bike industry by offering bike racks that attach to your car with only marine grade vacuum cups. While the idea might sound preposterous, they really work and have been expanding their offerings from the smallest rack available, now to the rack with the smallest foot print. This orange creation (somewhat reminiscent of their octopus mascot) is the prototype for their new convertible/sports car rack. If you have about 1×1.5′ square of roof or trunk space available, you have room to carry a bike.
When we last touched on the Hammerhead Bicycle Navigation system, details were a bit thin about all of the things the small device was actually capable of. Getting closer to the end of their campaign, the Hammerhead crew put together the video above illustrating just what is possible with the Hammerhead along with more details we have after the break. They also brought back the Early Bird offer, now called the Milestone Special which allows you to pick up a unit for only $68 with free shipping to the US. There is also a special edition Hammerhead offered in a Translucent smoke gray that is available for $78.
Check out the Special edition plus more info on the indicator lights after the break.
Along with the increase in electronic devices for cycling, there had been an equal increase in mounts for all the gadgets as well. One of the latest mounts comes by way of the newly formed WoMo designs, and it pulls double duty. 100% machined from aircraft grade aluminum, the mount attaches to the bar at two points for a secure and sturdy connection to support heavier accessories than just computers. Only one “chassis” is needed, which allows any of the thermo plastic accessory specific mounts to be added. Since the mounts are modular, you can choose what setup works best for you and change it in the future if you need.
Want to mount more? Check out a few options after the break.
Now that Garmin’s Vector Power Pedals are finally here, we got a couple closeup shots of them while discussing the software updates that’ll allow you to remote control their new VIRB action sports camera from your Edge cycling computer.
All the tech details are in this post, but here’s the nutshell: The Vector pedals let you quickly and easily setup power measurement on your bike and move it to any other road/triathlon bike in your fleet. They’re based on the Look Keo platform but use strain gauges inside the spindles and ANT+ transmitters to send left and right power information to a compatible head unit, like their Edge 500/510/800/810.