Brim Brothers wearable power meter makes going from bike to bike just a click away

Brim Brothers wearable power meter makes going from bike to bike just a click away

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Power meters come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, but they’re all attached to the bike. That makes transferring it from bike to bike a pain in the tookus. They crept their way from the rear hub, to the crankarms, and on to the pedals, but Brim Brother’s Zone DPMX power meter leapt right off of the pedal and onto the shoe!

Check out details and rather comfortable price points after the break…

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Kikker Products’ convenient, affordable Bike Saddle Cover Keychain woos crowdfunders

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Kikker bike saddle cover keychain, folded up

Statistics can seem unbelievable sometimes, but here’s one I don’t think any cyclist will argue with- “2.5 billion people in the world ride bikes, and not a single one looks forward to sitting on a wet or dirty saddle.” That quip serves as the tag line for Kikker Product’s Bike Saddle Cover Keychain, a simple accessory with a simple name that performs a simple (but highly appreciable) task- keeping your butt clean and dry.

Bikerumor previously checked out a fancier removable seat cover called the Cityseat. The Cityseat offered colorful, form-fitting fabric shells and also folded into a compact pouch, but its funding campaign fell short of its goal.

However, the Bike Saddle Cover Keychain has already surpassed its Kickstarter campaign target with a few weeks left to go. Perhaps price is the deciding factor- consumers seem to prefer paying less for Kikker’s cover with its attached keyring/clip, despite its not-so-refined appearance…
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Protect your entire face from winter wind and precipitation with the VisorX

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OK, so you’re a dedicated cyclist and you really want to keep riding, but its well below freezing outside. You can toss on several warm layers, put on some booties and cold weather gloves, but one part of your body always feels the sting of cold air- your face. For you die-hards, a Toronto, Ontario based physician and cyclist named Farzad Hariri may have solved your problem with the VisorX.

Bikerumor readers may remember another visor we checked out last year called Wide Eyez. Like the VisorX the Wide Eyez attaches to any helmet, but it doesn’t offer full face coverage. The Wide Eyez produced some doubtful comments regarding its appearance, and I can only imagine the VisorX will too.

With winter riding in mind the VisorX was designed to keep your delicate face protected from frigid air, rain, snow, and sleet. Furthermore, the VisorX offers an optional helmet cover to keep your noggin toasty too. The product’s campaign on Kickstarter has just begun but is already generating funds from those looking beyond fashion and thinking about function…
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AirSupply’s power of air pumps up your bicycle tires directly from your saddle

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airsupply bicycle seatpost tire pump with flex hose

We’ve seen integrated seatpost pumps before, combining a bicycle tire pump into the seatpost, but we’ve never seen the hose directly attached to it. The obvious benefit is that you no longer need to remove the post/pump from the frame, and thanks to the flexible coil hose, it’ll reach both front and rear tires.

The project is called AirSupply, and it’s the brain child of Alexander Haager. He started dreaming it up in 2008 at age 15, and by 2013 he’d gone through dozens of design iterations and hundreds of prototypes to arrive at a production ready design. Between now and then, he and his team have lined up manufacturing partners and a support staff, passed EN testing and have it ready to go. Now, all they need to see their dreams (and your tires) inflate is a little support on Kickstarter…

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Step into Faraday’s stylish new Cortland e-bike with some smart features

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Faraday out of San Francisco is having some good success with their Porteur line of bikes, which were one of our favorite e-bikes to ride because it still felt like a regular bike when not using the motor. While enjoying the Porteur’s success, they determined a step-through design would be the bee’s knees, but why stop there?

Check out the new Cortland and Cortland S models and some of the new options that may have you wanting to ride more!

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Mont Ventoux Spring/Summer collection from womens only Queen of the Mountains

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It looks like a new women’s specific clothing line from UK-based Queen of the Mountain is about to come to life out of Kickstarter. The new performance apparel is designed by and for women with the aim of putting out top-level kit for women to inspire them to ride more and farther. With only a week into their month-long crowdfunding campaign QoM has already garnered more than 85% of the support they had needed to bring this line to market. The SS16 launch collection includes a couple of strikingly colored and coordinated jerseys, shorts, a vest, baselayer, armies, caps, and socks, all with the figure of women cyclists at the forefront. Check out the full collection, pricing, bundles, and delivery dates after the break…

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The Box Bike Collective looks to crowdfund an affordable cargo E-bike

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The Box Bike, studio shot

After quitting his job to be a stay at home dad, Alex Yasbek was loving life but missing his passion for cycling. He decided he needed a bike that would carry his kids and cargo so he could keep riding in his daily routine, since he no longer commuted to work.

With a diverse group of parents, engineers and bike industry experts Yasbek founded the Bike Box Collective in Santa Cruz, California, and began drafting up designs. They came up with the Box Bike, a two-wheeled hauler with electric assist for carrying kids, groceries, parcels, and of course surfboards!

The collective is a notably ethical bunch- Not only do they intend to promote a healthier and greener alternative to driving, they also plan to hand build the bikes in Santa Cruz and offer reasonable wages to employees. The Box Bike’s Kickstarter campaign is on until Feb. 20th, with the goal of gaining funds to begin production…
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Camile puts GPS and Video into one clean & simple package

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There are more and more GPS and digital video devices coming to market for cyclists every year. So each new product has to differentiate itself from the rest by delivering better performance or lower pricing, or even both. Upstart Chinese consumer electronics company MiniWing has a solution by combing the digital recording and GPS into the Camile, a single device with a simple design and easy-to-use interface. They are bringing the Camile to Indiegogo to get over that first product manufacturing hump and bring the new tech to market quickly. Take a closer look after the break…

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Cycling photographer Hamvas takes to Kickstarter to fuel this year’s Cyclocross album

Cycling photographer Hamvas takes to Kickstarter to fuel this year’s Cyclocross album

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The Cyclocross 2015/2016 season ins’t quite over, with the much anticipated Zolder World Championships to come in just over a week and a half, but photographer Balint Hamvas is already looking forward to his annual photo album of the sport. Hamvas made a pretty significant move to cover more of women’s pro cycling throughout the year over the last couple of seasons, but still keeps a muddy place in his heart for cross. This year he has decided to look to Kickstarter to raise money for Cyclocross 2015/2016, so he can continue to work on documenting cycling, but have a bit more assurances of the sales for the essentially one-man operation that is the planning, photographing, writing, and production of the annual publication.

This year marks Hamvas’ sixth edition of the cyclocross tome. He has a special section in the works devoted to Sven Nys, longtime cross master who is retiring from competition after the season, with a look back at his career through stories and archive images. The rest of the 240 page book will include his best photos from all of the major European races with sections devoted to: the World Cup, the Superprestige, the BPost Bank Trofee series, and the upcoming World Championships.

Over at Kickstarter, £30 will preorder a copy of the book for you with delivery in July 2016. For a few more quid you can get your name in the book as a supporter or a limited-edition print. There’s even one £500 spot left that includes a day at the races with Hamvas next season. And a nice, new by-product of the Kickstarter campaign, for just a £5 contribution you won’t get the book, but will get a small A5 print of your choosing from his catalog.

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