Posts in the category Kickstarter

The Scike? The Booter? Moox Debuts Their Scooter/Bike Hybrid

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Stepping off a subway train, San Francisco’s Mike Silvestri noticed many commuters using either bikes or scooters instead of walking the rest of the way to work. This inspired Silvestri to ask himself “Why not have the best of both worlds?” so he went home, started cutting up and modifying bike parts and came up with the Moox. Boasting a seven speed drivetrain mounted to a frame with an integrated standing platform, Silvestri calls his creation the first ever ‘ride and glide’ bike and scooter hybrid.

While I doubt the brand’s claim that the Moox ‘allows users to get creative with different riding styles’ will spur a new generation of Moox freestylers, it’s not hard to imagine using one for convenient commuting in big cities. If your daily travels include a mix of walking, riding the bus, and taking the subway, the Moox could make the transitions a little quicker and easier. Silvestri is seeking funding through Kickstarter, and currently the Moox campaign needs a few more investors before it sees production. Glide past the break for all the details…

A week in review: Tons of gift worthy items, more bike porn from Philly, a bolt on power meter, plus lots more!

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Check out more super cool items from the 2015 Philly Bike Show, one of the more intimate events we get to cover, plus lots of gift ideas for your fellow cyclist…. (or that said cyclists can point to their friends and family). Plus, the new Watteam Powerbeat bolt-on power meter, sub 900g wheels from Spada, Speedplay’s less costly SYZR pedals and Brett Favre’s sick new Project One.

Grab that last piece of pumpkin pie before anybody else notices and delve in to last week’s coverage…..


FlyFit Puts Activity Tracking on your Ankle for Integrated Cycling Function


While there is no shortage of options for wearable activity tracking these days, not many solutions take the cyclist into mind. Enter the FlyFit, which solves the cycling dilemma with a simple solution, putting the tracker around your ankle where its on-board sensors can track and decipher leg movement. The ankle tracking allows it to combine the everyday tracking from regular movements throughout your day and sleep tracking to more targeted sport activity data collection from cycling, as well as running and even swimming. Linked together with a powerful smartphone app, Flyfit offers one of the most comprehensive tracking solutions on the market. Check out the details, pricing, and availability after the break…


A week in review: Smart helmets, pink bikes, and that beee-utiful Garbaruk cassette adapter

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This week we have some great round ups from the Philly Bike Show, Peaty is getting ready to say adios…. but not yet, and what is with all the things lighting up that are not lights? We took a look at new kicks from DZR and Northwave as well as a lot of really nice apparel from Rapha and the new to the U.S. eye-catching Attaquer brand.

Move on past the break to take a rather in depth glimpse of our week in review…..


Torch Flux Packs a bright punch with the largest rear light available, integrated into a backpack

Torch Flux fiber optic LED cycling messenger backpack with large light panel

Why put lights on your bike when your actual gear can be the light? Starting with their T1 helmet, Torch has taken advantage of today’s light tech to create pieces with integrated illumination. Now they’ve made what you could call a huge move and  incorporated a massive light system right into their new Flux pack’s actual material.

Check out how this thing works and see it in action past the break….


Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Livall adds another full featured “smart helmet” to the lineup

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We covered Livall’s Bling smart helmet a while back and it looks as though they have a new model with the same smart features. Crash detection, communication & ride tracking via Bluetooth, turn signals, and a freaking walkie talkie! What’s your handle?

Head past the break to see what the future might hold….


Blaze Fires Up with 100 Lumen, 24 LED, Easy to Attach Rear Bike Light

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Whether it’s due to the rapid increase in lighting technology, the number of car vs. cyclist incidents, or the tech industry trying to home in on the bike industry, there have been a lot of lights released recently. And that’s a good thing. More options make it easier to light up and keep yourself seen. Also, increased competition usually leads to better products which seems to certainly be the case with front and rear lights.

After successfully funding their Laserlight headlight, Blaze is back with an impressive new tail light. If the overall brightness doesn’t attract your attention, the way it mounts to your bike just may…


Reelight Neo Promises World’s Brightest Battery Free, Magnet Powered Bike Light


Bike lights have come a long way not only in how bright and compact they are, but also how efficiently they run with new LED technology. Reelight is a company based in Denmark where people ride for more than just fun and exercise, so simplicity and convenience is key. Reelight’s new no-friction Neo light uses no batteries, separate generators, or external magnets to power up. Just needs any rotating aluminum rim.

Beam past the break to see the magic behind the magnets and find out what Eddy has to do with it…..


Where’s Waldo? You’ll always know with the Waldo bike tracker and alarm system

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Paranoid about someone stealing your bike? The Waldo puts a Lo-Jack and alarm on your bike in case it’s not where you left it. Sometimes things get taken, borrowed, or even misplaced and Waldo takes the guessing out of “Where’s my bike”?

Look past the break and see what some of the uses are and how Waldo works as a theft deterrent…..