Sinclair IRIS goes the e-trike route too, for a super fast commuter

OK, so at the risk of seriously having to get a lock on eTrikeRumor.com, this one is hard to resist as a follow-up to the PodRide. While that contraption was about an all-weather commuter to get through Swedish winters by bike [sic], the IRIS leans a different way, pushing for a “superfast, supersafe & ultra efficient” alternative means of transportation. Built on the same platform and shell, the Iris gets two models that target different potential velomobile buyers with different output motors – the Eco & Extreme. While commercially Grant Sinclair has put most of his company’s focus on electronics product design over the last few years, he’s been a tinkerer & advocate of e-velomobile design since the 1980s. Now his latest sleek designs have a targeted production date later this year, and real prices. Get the details and find out how to preorder after the jump. You know you want to…

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OK, so at the risk of seriously having to get a lock on eTrikeRumor.com, this one is hard to resist as a follow-up to the PodRide. While that contraption was about an all-weather commuter to get through Swedish winters by bike [sic], the IRIS leans a different way, pushing for a “superfast, supersafe & ultra efficient” alternative […]

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Next gen Sigma Rox 7.0 & 11.0 GPS computers available now, plus killer upgrade deal

Sigma’s ROX computers have been around for quite a while, offering GPS-enabled ride tracking in a more classically compact cycling computer for those riders not looking to have a huge mapping screen strapped to the bar. Displaying the most common ride metrics and with competitive pricing, the ROX line-up has offered solid value for cyclists looking to track their rides. The latest generation debuted back at Eurobike last autumn added on more customization of the data screen, Strava segment integration, and wireless connectivity in the top model. The two new devices – the ROX GPS 7.0 & ROX GPS 10.0 – are now available, and to reward return customers Sigma is offering a 30% off deal for the new computers. Check out the features of both and how to get in on the discount after the break (even if you are new to the ROX)…

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Sigma’s ROX computers have been around for quite a while, offering GPS-enabled ride tracking in a more classically compact cycling computer for those riders not looking to have a huge mapping screen strapped to the bar. Displaying the most common ride metrics and with competitive pricing, the ROX line-up has offered solid value for cyclists looking […]

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Frostbike ’17: Turn your XD freehub into a single speed with Problem Solvers Zinger

Are you single speed curious? Did your bike come with adjustable dropouts and you want to try out single speed riding without investing in a new hub or wheel? For years, there has been an easy fix. Simply find some freehub spacers, a single speed cog, and a lock ring and you’re good to go. Then XD freehubs came along. Don’t get me wrong – they are awesome when it comes to XD compatible cassettes. But there also wasn’t a way to make them into a single speed without purchasing another Shimano freehub that is compatible with your hub.

To give riders another option, and a chance to dabble in single speed riding while keeping your current XD freehub, Problem Solvers has, well, solved the problem. Their new Zinger single speed kit will easily convert your XD freehub into a single speed carrier and it has a ton of adjustability for chainline…

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Are you single speed curious? Did your bike come with adjustable dropouts and you want to try out single speed riding without investing in a new hub or wheel? For years, there has been an easy fix. Simply find some freehub spacers, a single speed cog, and a lock ring and you’re good to go. […]

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Quarq ShockWiz available now to dial your suspension in perfectly

We’ve been enamored by the custom and automatic air suspension tuning possibilities of the unique ShockWiz gadget since it was introduced via Kickstarter back in 2015. After getting gobbled up by SRAM and then given the further development might & rebranding under their data-focused Quarq division, ShockWiz is now ready for consumers. Available in two versions to work with a wide range of air shocks and forks, ShockWiz promises perfect suspension tunes tailored to your actual style of riding, all through an easy-to-use mobile phone app…

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We’ve been enamored by the custom and automatic air suspension tuning possibilities of the unique ShockWiz gadget since it was introduced via Kickstarter back in 2015. After getting gobbled up by SRAM and then given the further development might & rebranding under their data-focused Quarq division, ShockWiz is now ready for consumers. Available in two versions to […]

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Upcoming Vudu7 V to combine every feature you can think of into one bike computer

A touch screen, Android-powered bike computer makes up the heart of the Vudu7 V all-in-one device that straps to your handlebar. With that you get the standard ride performance tracking, connectivity to all manner of external training devices, and even turn-by-turn navigation. But it doesn’t stop there…

Vudu7’s V adds on HD video recording, the ability to snap GPS tagged photos as you ride, a crash alert system with automatic traffic camera incident recording, a 1200 lumen LED light setup, integrated horn & anti-theft alarm, speakers to listen to tunes on the go, even the ability to pop in a SIM card & use it as a phone. It really seems that the V could be more all-in-one than any handlebar-mounted device before it. The project remains in development for now, but ahead of a crowdfunding project that will start in the next month, Vudu7 are offering a special discounted launch offer. Get a closer look at the full details of the V after the break…

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A touch screen, Android-powered bike computer makes up the heart of the Vudu7 V all-in-one device that straps to your handlebar. With that you get the standard ride performance tracking, connectivity to all manner of external training devices, and even turn-by-turn navigation. But it doesn’t stop there… Vudu7’s V adds on HD video recording, the […]

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Track rides directly to Strava now with Android Wear 2.0 devices

Thanks to a new Android Wear 2.0 operating system update a select few smart watches are getting improved functionality this week, with more devices joining in over the next few months (read about it over at Engadget.com or TheVerge.com.) One of the big draws for tech happy riders like us is more autonomous capability from the small devices. Cyclists and runners alike will be able to track & upload the activities directly to Strava without having to get out their mobile phones. For now Wear 2.0 is only available on the LG Watch Style, with the Watch Sport coming tomorrow, but Strava is ready and this clean and simple operation will make it to other devices like the Polar M600 this spring.

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Thanks to a new Android Wear 2.0 operating system update a select few smart watches are getting improved functionality this week, with more devices joining in over the next few months (read about it over at Engadget.com or TheVerge.com.) One of the big draws for tech happy riders like us is more autonomous capability from the small devices. Cyclists […]

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Polar updates M600 with Android Wear 2.0, plus swimming metrics

Polar has just announced updates for its premier M600 smart watch adding compatibility with Android’s newest forthcoming Android Wear 2.0. The latest Android Wear update gives BOTH Android and iOS users access to the Google Play store via the Polar watch so that they can download and activate Android apps directly onto the M600 without having to go through their phones. There are several other new features like improved battery life, swim functions and more. Check the details after the jump…

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Polar has just announced updates for its premier M600 smart watch adding compatibility with Android’s newest forthcoming Android Wear 2.0. The latest Android Wear update gives BOTH Android and iOS users access to the Google Play store via the Polar watch so that they can download and activate Android apps directly onto the M600 without having to go […]

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Smart Workouts with Xert & Baron Biosystems

Baron Biosystems is one of those companies I see pop up in the newsfeed every once in a while with something that seems at times over my head technically, but upon closer look could benefit a lot of riders out there. They are essentially a sport’s science company so a lot of what they do is software development, designed to improve training and the real performance on athletes. If you are serious about improving yourself, their workout designer is definitely worth a further look.

The newest innovation though is the development of Smart Workouts. Rather than working with static power zones and pre-set intervals, they’ve developed a mathematical model to measure your power & heart performance on the fly, and adjust your training accordingly in realtime to maximize training benefit. They say it is a better way to ensure that each workout is more consistently difficult for you, enabling you to get the most benefit each time you train. It essentially becomes an automatically adjusted training plan with each new effort, and is available in their latest Xert app for Garmin Connect IQ, Android, or desktop…

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Baron Biosystems is one of those companies I see pop up in the newsfeed every once in a while with something that seems at times over my head technically, but upon closer look could benefit a lot of riders out there. They are essentially a sport’s science company so a lot of what they do is software […]

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Customize your new Di2 with the new E-Tube App available now

We talked about the new adjustability and button customization of the latest generation of Shimano’s E-Tube based Di2 groups most recently with the introduction and our first ride on the new R9100 series Dura-Ace groups. Well now to pair with those first rim brake R9150 & disc brake R9170 Di2 groups making their way out into the world, Shimano has just rolled out their updated E-Tube App so so can you can set everything up how you want to from your iOS or Android mobile phones & tablets. Find out what groups you get to customize, and how after the click…

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We talked about the new adjustability and button customization of the latest generation of Shimano’s E-Tube based Di2 groups most recently with the introduction and our first ride on the new R9100 series Dura-Ace groups. Well now to pair with those first rim brake R9150 & disc brake R9170 Di2 groups making their way out into […]

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