Solos heads up cycling display puts a deal in view on Kickstarter

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Launched at Interbike last year and now the official heads up display of USA Cycling’s Olympic contenders, the Solos micro display and sunglasses combo is now in production and on Kickstarter to let you get one for half off.

Suggested retail will be $500, but the crowdfunding campaign will let you nab one for as little as $250 if you act fast. As of this post, about half of the units available at that price are gone, and they’re halfway to meeting their goal just hours after going live. Check the video and more below…

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Launched at Interbike last year and now the official heads up display of USA Cycling’s Olympic contenders, the Solos micro display and sunglasses combo is now in production and on Kickstarter to let you get one for half off. Suggested retail will be $500, but the crowdfunding campaign will let you nab one for as […]

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Taga 2.0 brings flexible family cargo bike to the masses

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A lot of cyclists would probably like to have the hauling capacity of a cargo bike, and plenty of parents can get behind the idea of lugging kids around in a Dutch box bike. But when it comes down to it, the cost of entry is so high, and the bikes are so big and unwieldy that it is usually pretty hard to justify. Enter Taga, the company that developed a convertible stroller that could do double or even triple duty as a kid-hauling bike or cargo bike.

They’ve now developed a new iteration that simplifies things a bit, but still keep all of the good bike functionality. In the process the new Taga 2.0 drops in price by around a third, putting it in reach for a lot more cyclists. Taga took their new family bike to Kickstarter to get it off the ground, and has had a pretty unbelievable response. See how you can get in on the action too, plus full details on the bike after the break…

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A lot of cyclists would probably like to have the hauling capacity of a cargo bike, and plenty of parents can get behind the idea of lugging kids around in a Dutch box bike. But when it comes down to it, the cost of entry is so high, and the bikes are so big and unwieldy […]

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Hidden inside the bar, Sherlock wants to bring stolen bikes home

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The Sherlock GPS tracker is another new option on the horizon to follow your bike and hunt it down if it happens to get stolen. While it is no bomb that will deter thieves, it works by passively hiding in your bike and reporting back. Hidden (or stealthy) GPS trackers aren’t exactly a new idea, we’ve seen GPS-enabled lights, steerer-hidden devices, e-bike trackers, and combo tracker and alarm systems before (among others), but Sherlock aims to be different by stealthily sliding inside your handlebar, and providing user-friendly real-time tracking when paired with its mobile app. The Sherlock is being crowdfunded over at Indiegogo now, so roll past the break to see how it will work when it makes the leap into production…

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The Sherlock GPS tracker is another new option on the horizon to follow your bike and hunt it down if it happens to get stolen. While it is no bomb that will deter thieves, it works by passively hiding in your bike and reporting back. Hidden (or stealthy) GPS trackers aren’t exactly a new idea, we’ve seen […]

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Bikase SuperBand lets you strap anything anywhere on your bike

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Ever wish you could put that one special item somewhere in easy reach but know there’s no way someone makes a mount for that? Well, now they do.

The Bikase SuperBand straps or mounts to just about any part of your frame and then straps just about anything to it using strong, highly stretchable rubber straps. So whether it’s a mini pump or snack bar or a full size rain jacket, it now has a home. Check the video, details and more pics below…

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Ever wish you could put that one special item somewhere in easy reach but know there’s no way someone makes a mount for that? Well, now they do. The Bikase SuperBand straps or mounts to just about any part of your frame and then straps just about anything to it using strong, highly stretchable rubber […]

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Atelier Cycles introduces custom multi-tools with only the bits you want

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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is carrying extra weight or lacking something essential, you’ll be glad to hear the UK’s Atelier Cycles has decided to offer fully customizable multi-tools as their debut product.

The idea for the customizable multi-tool was hatched after company founder Nelson Trees participated in last year’s Transcontinental Race, an unsupported single stage race stretching from Belgium to Istanbul. After he couldn’t find an existing tool with all the functions and bits he desired, he decided to combine his love for long distance cycling with his past experience in design and material sourcing. Trees then founded Atelier Cycles and got to work on making his custom multi-tool a reality…
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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is […]

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Bike Mine theft deterrent “bomb” literally explodes to scare thieves

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After having both a bicycle and motorcycle stolen from him in London, inventor Yannick Read decided he needed something more than just a lock. He needed something to alert him to the thieve’s activity before they could get away with it.

Something loud enough to wake him up in the middle of the night, and something loud enough to scare the thieves away and get everyone’s attention. The solution was Bike Mine, a miniature bomb that you strap to your bike that’ll go off the second someone tries to wheel it away…

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After having both a bicycle and motorcycle stolen from him in London, inventor Yannick Read decided he needed something more than just a lock. He needed something to alert him to the thieve’s activity before they could get away with it. Something loud enough to wake him up in the middle of the night, and […]

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End shaky video with new, truly stabilized Revl Arc action cam

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Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. The unique little camera has blown through a crowdfunding campaign, offering a compact design and industry matching video capture that includes onboard electronic pitch and yaw stabilization, plus mechanical roll stabilization.  Pricing looks to be lower than pretty much any camera+stabilizer currently on the market, and with a few days left on their Indiegogo deal, there is still a chance to get in on even lower early adopter pricing…

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Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. The unique little camera has blown through a crowdfunding campaign, offering a compact design and industry matching video capture that includes onboard electronic pitch and yaw […]

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GeoOrbital turns any bike into an e-bike by simply switching the front wheel

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it one step further by eliminating any additional sensors and using only a simple throttle switch that quickly snaps onto the handlebars.

That’s right, throttle. Unlike the Evelo’s pedal-assist design, the GeoOrbital front wheel motor can pull you along without any effort on your part. Pedal if you want, coast if you don’t…

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Most e-bike conversion kits require some form of modification to the bike, even if it’s just running wires from a battery pack to a hub motor and control switch on the handlebar. Even the Evelo front wheel motor/battery unit required running a sensor to the bottom bracket to detect pedaling cadence. The GeoOrbital simplifies it […]

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KerVelo leaning trike skips the chain, transforms into recumbent bicycle

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Coming out of Norway, the KerVelo simplifies the recumbent bike concept and gives it a unique cargo trike option all from the same frame.

The KerVelo is driven directly at the front wheel by incorporating the pedals directly into the hub, but still has up to 18 gears. Around the hub is an oversized disc brake rotor, plus two more standard brake rotors at the rear. A locking mechanism keeps it fixed upright or released to lean into turns like a traditional bike. When you don’t need as much cargo capacity, swap the rear end for the single wheel section and it becomes a recumbent. Check the video and more below…

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Coming out of Norway, the KerVelo simplifies the recumbent bike concept and gives it a unique cargo trike option all from the same frame. The KerVelo is driven directly at the front wheel by incorporating the pedals directly into the hub, but still has up to 18 gears. Around the hub is an oversized disc […]

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