XShifter crushes Kickstarter, adds universal wireless TT bar end shifters

We broke the news on XShifter, the universal wireless shifting conversion kit that’ll match wireless shifting to any drivetrain, and they surpassed their Kickstarter funding goal in 48 hours. Now, with just less than two weeks to go, they’ve added a TT bar end shifter option.

The unit mounts to any standard aero bar extension, and inventor Paul Gallagher told us they can also mount to the ends of drop bars. Even better, they can be paired with their other shifters, giving you the ability to shift from multiple hand positions…

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We broke the news on XShifter, the universal wireless shifting conversion kit that’ll match wireless shifting to any drivetrain, and they surpassed their Kickstarter funding goal in 48 hours. Now, with just less than two weeks to go, they’ve added a TT bar end shifter option. The unit mounts to any standard aero bar extension, and inventor […]

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Kickstarter Roundup: Electric folding bike, electric warmth & cycling games for glory

Tern promised that the Vektron would come to market as a full production bike regardless of the Kickstarter outcome, but it’s fully funded anyway. There’s still five days to go, though, so you can still nab this electric-assist folding bike for a deal. It folds down to the same compact dimensions as their non-motorized bikes, but gives you a premium Bosch e-bike system to scoot from A to B with minimal effort (or, at least, minimal sweat). The twist is that all backers will have their bikes shipped to a local Tern dealer for professional assembly and they come with a 10 year warranty. Not much of a gamble on this one. But if you want to play games, Glory Gears has got something for you…

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Tern promised that the Vektron would come to market as a full production bike regardless of the Kickstarter outcome, but it’s fully funded anyway. There’s still five days to go, though, so you can still nab this electric-assist folding bike for a deal. It folds down to the same compact dimensions as their non-motorized bikes, […]

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Wahoo ELEMNT updated with improved GPS guidance for mid-ride route changes

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Ever been out on a ride and decided to change plans and head somewhere else? Or get a call to meet your sweetie somewhere for a snack? Now, you can get to them with the most direct route thanks to Wahoo ELEMNT’s new trick – anytime updates.

Through the companion smartphone app, you can enter a new destination and update the ELEMNT in real time, then let it provide turn by turn directions. Or, if you’re just hungry or thirsty, you can search for a restaurant, convenience store or other point of interest. Additionally, routes created with RideWithGPS or Komoot can be uploaded to the device via Bluetooth, letting you add a route without having to be connected to WiFi.

Lastly, should you be utterly and hopelessly lost, you can select the Follow Your Tracks option and have it bring you home. This one’s available without even connecting to the app, providing a breadcrumb trail to take you back to your starting point. Everything here’s available with a free over the air update either through the app (and the app, too, has an update available) or via WiFi on the ELEMNT itself.



Ever been out on a ride and decided to change plans and head somewhere else? Or get a call to meet your sweetie somewhere for a snack? Now, you can get to them with the most direct route thanks to Wahoo ELEMNT’s new trick – anytime updates. Through the companion smartphone app, you can enter […]

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Lemurlock introduces a cable lock with built-in front and rear lights

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With all the crazy technology we enjoy these days, integration is definitely a big trend. While it’s not exactly a high-tech example, the creators of Lemurlock figured it would be convenient to secure both your head and tail lights while locking up your bike at the same time. Losing your lights is bad enough for the replacement costs, let alone the added risks of having to pedal home in the dark without them.

The Lemurlock combines three commuter essentials into one package, but definitely invites some discussion over the pros and cons of providing simplicity this way. Is the Lemurlock suitable for your needs, or are you still thinking a separate lock and lights seem like a better option? Read on for all the details…
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With all the crazy technology we enjoy these days, integration is definitely a big trend. While it’s not exactly a high-tech example, the creators of Lemurlock figured it would be convenient to secure both your head and tail lights while locking up your bike at the same time. Losing your lights is bad enough for […]

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Revolution puts suspension in your hands with Shock Absorbing Grip System

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Yes, you read that right. These grips have their own suspension. Forget suspension forks, steerer tubes, or even stems, Revolution is putting suspension right in your grasp. Their grip suspension system is pretty straightforward; the patent-pending design isolates the grip away from direct contact with the bar to keep impact shock and regular trail vibration at bay, meaning less fatigue in your hands or forearm pump through those stutter bumps…

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Yes, you read that right. These grips have their own suspension. Forget suspension forks, steerer tubes, or even stems, Revolution is putting suspension right in your grasp. Their grip suspension system is pretty straightforward; the patent-pending design isolates the grip away from direct contact with the bar to keep impact shock and regular trail vibration at […]

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BeBop Sensors debuts multi-sport Smart Helmet Sensor System

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No it isn’t the pedal folks, complex jazz, or even a mutant warthog, but BeBop Sensors is an independent company that works with smart fabrics to develop sensor solutions that can be neatly and seamlessly integrated in other companies’ products. They essentially develop tech the gets incorporated into the things we buy through an OEM process.

Their newest tech announced today is the Smart Helmet Sensor System, which they are saying is the first helmet system that uses a ‘Force Location Sensor System’ based on their own flexible fabric sensors. It is said to deliver real-time, high resolution, location-specific impact information, essentially capturing a high-speed movie of an impact incident from the head’s point-of-view, sent over Bluetooth to a paired device. Have a look at what the video looks like, and maybe why it might find its way into certain cycling helmet applications after the break…
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No it isn’t the pedal folks, complex jazz, or even a mutant warthog, but BeBop Sensors is an independent company that works with smart fabrics to develop sensor solutions that can be neatly and seamlessly integrated in other companies’ products. They essentially develop tech the gets incorporated into the things we buy through an OEM process. Their newest tech […]

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Monkey Lights A10, A15 and A30 models offer new functions, batteries and lower prices

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Whether you’re looking to be seen on your commute or you want to be the star of your local Bike Rave, Monkeylectric can subtly or superfluously illuminate your wheels with their clever Monkey Lights. Previously Bikerumor checked out the Monkey Light M232 which introduced 42 display patterns for riders to choose from, and the eye-catching Pro model which shows images or even animations while you ride.

The company’s new A10, A15 and A30 models offer anything from a simple ring of light to a few dozen patterns that nearly illuminate your entire wheel. Despite offering new features the A-model prices are creeping downwards, with a basic set starting at $49 for Kickstarter supporters. Monkeylectric’s latest campaign is off to a good start, so if you’re curious about buying in check out the new models below…
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Whether you’re looking to be seen on your commute or you want to be the star of your local Bike Rave, Monkeylectric can subtly or superfluously illuminate your wheels with their clever Monkey Lights. Previously Bikerumor checked out the Monkey Light M232 which introduced 42 display patterns for riders to choose from, and the eye-catching […]

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Beat the wind, take the KOM with Segment Ninja

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We’ve seen a lot of cool uses for Strava’s open developer API setup over the last couple of years. There have been tools like VeloViewer & StravistiX that we’ve been able to use to crunch more data and get some unique visualizations, and there have been things on the opposite end of the spectrum like Perfecto & Bike Index that tie bikes to users to help sell bikes & get back stolen ones. But one of the most amusing, if possibly actually useful tools has been Segment Ninja. It pulls in segments in your area and combines them with weather forecasting to help you plan your attack to get that KOM back. While certainly a bit more ethical than the old Digital EPO (which thankfully seems to have been discontinued), Segment Ninja shows you which segments might benefit from the prevailing winds…

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We’ve seen a lot of cool uses for Strava’s open developer API setup over the last couple of years. There have been tools like VeloViewer & StravistiX that we’ve been able to use to crunch more data and get some unique visualizations, and there have been things on the opposite end of the spectrum like Perfecto […]

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Karma has a glitch – GoPro is recalling all its drones

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After what seemed like a successful launch right around the time of Interbike, GoPro is likely facing tough times ahead. The company hedged their bets on the fact that a drone with GoPro DNA would be their next big thing, propelling them back into the spotlight. Now they are all being recalled. Worse yet, the recall comes after at least one extremely negative review, though most seem to be lukewarm at best. Even though we got a chance to look at the drone at Interbike, we were not given the chance to actually try it out, so we can’t comment on its real world performance.

The real problem though, isn’t negative reviews, but the fact that they seem to be falling out of the sky. Literally. Due to some sort of glitch, there have been a handful which seem to have flipped over mid-flight, only to plummet to earth. And since they’re essentially a flying camera…

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After what seemed like a successful launch right around the time of Interbike, GoPro is likely facing tough times ahead. The company hedged their bets on the fact that a drone with GoPro DNA would be their next big thing, propelling them back into the spotlight. Now they are all being recalled. Worse yet, the […]

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