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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COBI Smart Connected Bike System makes its way to b8ta stores and your handlebars

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If the idea of a ‘smart bike’ is appealing, but you don’t want to shell out for a complete new ride, the team at COBI have an interesting solution. One of Kickstarter’s success stories from the bicycle technology space, COBI first popped up on our radar in late 2014. Since then, the design has been refined to the point that it was ready for launch in the U.S. this past summer.

We got a closer look at the finished product at Interbike, but if you want to see it for yourself, it will be hitting stores on the west coast very soon…

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If the idea of a ‘smart bike’ is appealing, but you don’t want to shell out for a complete new ride, the team at COBI have an interesting solution. One of Kickstarter’s success stories from the bicycle technology space, COBI first popped up on our radar in late 2014. Since then, the design has been refined […]

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Share your ride with Relive, and your own adventure film movie.

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Another way to track your rides… a couple of Dutch guys went to ride the dramatic climbs and volcanic topography of the Canary Islands last year and came back wanting to share their adventure with more than just a line on a map and a couple of pics somewhere else, maybe on Instagram or Facebook. So they created an all new platform that works with the modular Strava API that pulls the data you collect with your GPS device and pairs it to a 3D mapped terrain model, then automatically adds in photos that you snap along the ride to create a movie highlighting your adventure. The process is incredibly simple once you link Relive & Strava. See how, and take a glimpse at one of the founder’s videos after the break…

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Another way to track your rides… a couple of Dutch guys went to ride the dramatic climbs and volcanic topography of the Canary Islands last year and came back wanting to share their adventure with more than just a line on a map and a couple of pics somewhere else, maybe on Instagram or Facebook. […]

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Rugged Dialed Cap hides tools in your steerer, so you’re always prepared

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The idea is simple: Never forget your bike tools again. The execution is creative, but pretty simple as well. Small bike accessory upstart Rugged Components has a new concept for on-the-bike tools in what they are calling the world’s first steerer tube integrated multi-tool. With a bit of creative rethinking, Rugged’s Dialed Cap wants to take advantage of the unused space inside your steerer tube to keep a few key tools always at your fingertips. By simply sliding your star nut a bit lower in the headtube, they’re able to securely fit in four of the most used tools with a cap that keeps everything tight and easy to access. Take a closer look below the fold…

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The idea is simple: Never forget your bike tools again. The execution is creative, but pretty simple as well. Small bike accessory upstart Rugged Components has a new concept for on-the-bike tools in what they are calling the world’s first steerer tube integrated multi-tool. With a bit of creative rethinking, Rugged’s Dialed Cap wants to […]

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WFS 2016: Selberbruzzler collective’s budding Podenco Cycles, from Balance to Handuro

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We’ve seen the creative craftsmanship of Selberbruzzler builders before. The Vienna Framebuilder Collective is unique in that it is made up of amateur bike builders and tinkers with great ideas, that typically don’t have aspirations of becoming commercially viable. The latest member that caught our eye is builder (or in real life, cook) Thomas Wieling and his family bike brand of Podenco Cycles. Wieling pretty much started constructing bikes after his mountain biker girlfriend lost mobility in her legs in a freeriding accident, but needed to get back out on the trail. Several DH quad iterations evolved their way into this crazy unique three-wheeled hand-cycling enduro bike that can scale pretty much any trail and bomb down the other side with its many tricks. Of course at the same time their son has grown into the need for his own bike, so why not get the most custom balance bike possible; then dad needs a new all-mountain hardtail to keep up as well. All this evolution might just turn Podenco into a proper bike building business soon…

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We’ve seen the creative craftsmanship of Selberbruzzler builders before. The Vienna Framebuilder Collective is unique in that it is made up of amateur bike builders and tinkers with great ideas, that typically don’t have aspirations of becoming commercially viable. The latest member that caught our eye is builder (or in real life, cook) Thomas Wieling and […]

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X-Shifter’s universal wireless shifting kit goes live

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At Interbike, we spotted X-Shifter roaming the grounds with their wireless shifting upgrade kit that turns any derailleur into a wireless, quasi-electronic shifting one. Whether it’s for road or mountain bike, anything from base level up to premium units, X-Shifter connects to them and gives you control with a single thumb pad to manage both front and rear shifts.

Since we first saw them, they’ve added a road specific shifter unit, upgraded their software to include multi-shifts, optional control of both front and rear shifting in an optimized sequence for you, and added in a few more customization options that could be coming soon…

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At Interbike, we spotted X-Shifter roaming the grounds with their wireless shifting upgrade kit that turns any derailleur into a wireless, quasi-electronic shifting one. Whether it’s for road or mountain bike, anything from base level up to premium units, X-Shifter connects to them and gives you control with a single thumb pad to manage both […]

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Kickstarter Roundup: Super insulated bottles, coffee-infused jerseys, GoPro mounting gum & more!

Can’t get that GoPro (or any other action camera) mounted exactly where you want it for that sweet angle? Now you can just stick it there and start filming. Gekko Gum sticks to almost anything, holds up to 200g, and stays malleable and sticky for years. This one’s already fully funded but still has a few weeks left for you to nab one for €15 with delivery in January.

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Can’t get that GoPro (or any other action camera) mounted exactly where you want it for that sweet angle? Now you can just stick it there and start filming. Gekko Gum sticks to almost anything, holds up to 200g, and stays malleable and sticky for years. This one’s already fully funded but still has a […]

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