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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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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