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The Future Looks Bright for Commuters with Lumos’ Illuminated Backpack Concept

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The development of cycling lights has really taken off in the last few years, with smaller and more powerful off-road models emerging and some clever innovations for commuters as well. We’ve seen lights that shine down onto the road and grips that make your bar ends glow created in an effort to increase rider visibility, but Lumos has a unique new idea that looks pretty promising.

Lumos is an India-based company that produces a line of solar-charging packs and pannier bags for cyclists, plus an LED-equipped helmet with integrated brake lights and turn signals. Recently Bikerumor got a sneak peek at some prototype designs for their forthcoming commuter backpacks that will feature illuminated panels and icons…

Revolights Get Smarter with new Eclipse+ Revolution-ary Light System

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While many lights try to help illuminate your wheels, with Revolights, your wheels are the lights. Now, Revolights has taken their wild looking and very noticeable Eclipse LED wheel add-on and introduced Bluetooth to add features and expand their functionality through your smartphone. While outside the box, you can’t argue that these things stand out, and isn’t that exactly what you want?

Beam down past the break to see how the Revolights Eclipse+ works and a video of it in action…….


A Week in Review: An E-bike that Will Make You Drool, What & Why Specialized Reinvented Spacing, and New Hoops from Enve

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We had some fantastic items come across our desk this week as well as some meaningful fundraisers for a couple of pretty awesome guys that need our help. From the best looking, as well as the strangest looking e-bikes from Italjet and Gi FlyBike, new fork and technology from Suntour, what Canfield Bros just whipped up, and a glimpse at Boeing’s new “lightest materiel” which could make its way down to our more grounded needs.

Take a step back in time to take a gander at what we brought you last week, because if my calculations are correct, you’re about to see some serious sh……


Paul Basagoitia’s Road to Recovery Fundraiser and Update from Paul Himself

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During the finals of the 2015 Redbull Rampage, what was first thought to be just minor leg injury turned out to be far more serious for  two time Crankworx Whistler slopestyle winner and free ride legend Paul Basagoitia. Hours after his his accident, it was discovered that Paul had shattered his T-12 vertebra.

Head past the jump and see the positive update on Paul and find out how you can help through the Road 2 Recovery Fundraiser. *warning: slightly graphic post-op photos…..


Review- Lazer’s Phoenix+ Full Face Helmet Offers a Great View and Low Weight for $99

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Earlier this summer I had the chance to check out Lazer’s Magma XC helmet, and lauded it for offering an excellent fit system and a very low weight at a competitive price. I was left thinking Lazer is a brand that budget-conscious riders should keep an eye on, and those impressions remain after doing some downhilling in their new Phoenix+ full-face helmet.

The Phoenix+ is a decent looking price-point helmet that will do the job of protecting your head… without MIPS or any proprietary impact technology, that is. It also provides an excellent field of view, and like the Magma weighs less than many of its competitors. Head past the break for the full review…

Atomik Carbon Goes Direct to Support Your Local Bike Shop: What if Everybody did this?


If you’ve ever bought anything online, bike related or not, this might give you a perspective of what challenges local retailers face and why companies like Atomik are taking steps to get more people in their local bike shop.

Browse past the break and see why companies like Atomik are trying to get people off the couch and back into the shop, and why this may be a good thing we  see more of in the future…..


Gi FlyBike: World’s First Full Size Smart E-Bike that Folds in One Second…. and is Maintenance Free?

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Every so often we drop in with something ridiculous just to break up the stream of carbon enduro fat gravel e-bike porn, and upon first glance at this gem, I thought it might fit somewhere in my “Redunkulist.” However, after reading into it and considering the design, features, and the population that the Gi FlyBike is aimed at, my urge to chuckle through the keyboard started to dwindle. The Gi FlyBike is an electric-assist, smart, maintenance-free, folding aluminum bicycle with full size, 26” wheels created for urban commuting. And though maintenance free sounds far fetched, it’s kinda true.

Skip past the fold to see what we really think of this different take on an urban assault bike….


Packpod Keeps You from Putting your Camera at Stake by Staking it into the ground… or Anything for that Matter


Have you ever tried to construct something along the trail to get “that shot” putting your phone, GoPro, or DSLR at risk? Packpod is a device that looks like something from a camera store that fell into the rock climbing parts bin at the Outdoor Store next door….. and the offspring is kinda cool! It’s a tripod that can be laid onto or stuck into just about anything.

Shoot past the break to see if this might be your next best camera toting friend…..


Week In Review: Euro/Interbike Coverage, Biggest Crash/Balls at Rampage, Lots From Poc & Lupine, and The Bike You Never Wanted

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To wrap up another exciting week, we’re bringing you a easy to scan round up of last week’s massive amount of coverage. Included are some crazy cool stuff coming from POC, Lupine takes us up another step or two with more tech & lumens, Redbull Rampage’s biggest fall/finish, and see this week’s most viewed and commented on train wreck of a….. err, bike.

Skip back in the past to see what you missed……