Not enough space for your bike? The Urbancyclo Quicktwist stem has a fix

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Urbancyclo, is a UK startup with a fresh take on how to efficiently store bikes, particularly in small spaces. The design promises to reduce the width of the bike by up to 80%, and will allow the user to rotate the handlebars up to 90° in either direction. Twist past the break to see how…

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Urbancyclo, is a UK startup with a fresh take on how to efficiently store bikes, particularly in small spaces. The design promises to reduce the width of the bike by up to 80%, and will allow the user to rotate the handlebars up to 90° in either direction. Twist past the break to see how…

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Will the Classon be the most hi-tech helmet yet?

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A new helmet project is about to get funded on Kickstarter that will combine integrated turn signals, an inertia-activated brake light, and blind spot monitoring into sleek looking urban hardshell head protection. The new Classon is all about putting the latest visibility and safety tech on the heads of riders to give more confidence and security to city cyclists and bike commuters in the hopes of luring more people onto the bike. Even though it sounds a bit complicated, the intelligent bike helmet concept is about simplicity. All of the tech features are designed to neatly integrate into a relatively normal looking helmet, and to be intuitive to use without much rider input. Crowdfunding of the project is already close to hitting the NY-based company Brooklyness’ target, so jump past the break for a closer look and some details…

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A new helmet project is about to get funded on Kickstarter that will combine integrated turn signals, an inertia-activated brake light, and blind spot monitoring into sleek looking urban hardshell head protection. The new Classon is all about putting the latest visibility and safety tech on the heads of riders to give more confidence and security […]

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Pedal while you work with Cycli under your desk

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I’m not sure that this isn’t going to cause some other issues at work, but a new under-desk cycling trainer is said to make it easy to stay fit or get into shape while you stare at spreadsheets all day. The Cycli pedaling trainer just sits on the floor under your desk and you pedal away to get the benefits of being active while still chained to your computer at work.  Plus it adds in a social app & some gamification feature to get you competing with friends and coworkers over who can ride the most during their 40 hour desk job. Cycli is a Kickstarter project, so you will have to wait til it make it through the crowdfunding and production process to get in shape, but having blown past their funding target you could be pedaling at work by the end of the year…

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I’m not sure that this isn’t going to cause some other issues at work, but a new under-desk cycling trainer is said to make it easy to stay fit or get into shape while you stare at spreadsheets all day. The Cycli pedaling trainer just sits on the floor under your desk and you pedal […]

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Fix Manufacturing creates compact wearable multi-tools for urban riders, skaters and snowboarders

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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are designed specifically for action sports enthusiasts, with three different models intended for snowboarders, skateboarders, and bike riders.

As long as you wear pants or shorts while you skate, snowboard or ride you can conveniently carry a few key tools without adding extra bulk to your kit. Of course most cyclists don’t wear belts while pedalling, so the bike tool isn’t intended for trail or road riders covering long distances, but rather dirt jumpers/street riders/BMXers who usually ride in casual clothes. However, if you like the design and functions you can always buy the tool without the belt…
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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are […]

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Water Works Roundup – Filtration bottles and a wearable dehumidifier?

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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that make that simple but significant task much easier in any setting.

Unfortunately once you’ve done your job hydrating yourself, perspiration can become a problem, especially under weatherproof jackets. To combat such clammy discomfort, Dry-Active technologies has created a wearable dehumidifier that helps keep your body and base layers dry…
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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that […]

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Is KP Cykler’s lugged 2-speed The Perfect Urban Bike?

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Just a few weeks ago we took a look at the trophy-like Bike Hanger from Danish KP Cykler, and then a glance at their commuter sidecar. But now they’ve come back to us with a new crowdfunding project to build their vision of the Perfect Urban Bike (being delivered by sidecar above). What makes it perfect? They seem to really value classic looks, ultra low maintenance, flat resistance, and reasonable weight as key to making for a happy city biker. To hit each of those points, KP Cykler has been working for a couple of years to refine a traditional-looking lugged steel bike built around a two-speed internally geared rear hub and modern classic components. The bike is pretty much a highlight of the best quality city bike bits and bobbles that they’d already been selling in their shop, but now comes together as slightly more affordable option as the complete Perfect Urban Bike…

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Just a few weeks ago we took a look at the trophy-like Bike Hanger from Danish KP Cykler, and then a glance at their commuter sidecar. But now they’ve come back to us with a new crowdfunding project to build their vision of the Perfect Urban Bike (being delivered by sidecar above). What makes it perfect? They seem […]

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Let Blinkers signal turns for your city bike

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One of the founders of Swiss startup Velohub sent us their latest urban riding project. Set up to develop new tech for better and safer city riding, Velohub has taken their Blinkers project to a crowdfunding campaign to get the idea off the ground. Blinkers is a pair of front and rear rechargeable lights and integrated turn signal indicators that easily attach to most bikes and offer a simple and clear visual cue to let cars and pedestrians know your intentions. With a relatively narrow footprint on the bike they offer visibility and clear direction indication through the use of cascading LEDs. Take a closer look at how they work, plus their brake light function and laser ‘bike lane’ indicators after the jump…

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One of the founders of Swiss startup Velohub sent us their latest urban riding project. Set up to develop new tech for better and safer city riding, Velohub has taken their Blinkers project to a crowdfunding campaign to get the idea off the ground. Blinkers is a pair of front and rear rechargeable lights and […]

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Widen your view with the Lensbaby fisheye adapter for GoPro camreas

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the housing of a GoPro camera to give an all-new perspective to action cam footage. They’ve put this fun lens up on Kickstarter to get the ball rolling, so take a closer look at how it can make you rethink the look of riding footage…

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the […]

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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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