Cycliq captures computers and cameras with new Duo bar mount

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At this point, Cycliq has both the front and the rear of your bike covered. The Fly 6 provides rear lighting as well as rear view filming, while the Fly 12 offers even more light and better filming up front. Most likely, if you’re riding on the road you may have a computer mounted to your bars as well. In order to clean up the cockpit area, Cycliq wanted to offer their own dual purpose handlebar mount.

Admittedly, Cycliq’s latest product is hardly breaking the mold when it comes to new designs. Dual purpose handle bar mounts are offered by a number of companies, yet Cycliq thought they could make one that is stronger, lighter, and perfectly fits their Fly 12 (or other cameras) with a number of computers. The result is the new Duo…

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At this point, Cycliq has both the front and the rear of your bike covered. The Fly 6 provides rear lighting as well as rear view filming, while the Fly 12 offers even more light and better filming up front. Most likely, if you’re riding on the road you may have a computer mounted to your […]

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TwiCycle delivers two wheel drive and twice the workout?

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There’s a new way to get better exercise on your bike, without taking any longer to ride. I’d venture that for most of us, exercise is an added bonus to the fun that cycling delivers, but if getting fit in the least amount of time (or just working all the muscle groups) is your goal, the TwiCycle is an interesting machine. This is not the first bike we’ve seen that you can pedal with your legs or your arms, but it does bring some interesting features to the table…

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There’s a new way to get better exercise on your bike, without taking any longer to ride. I’d venture that for most of us, exercise is an added bonus to the fun that cycling delivers, but if getting fit in the least amount of time (or just working all the muscle groups) is your goal, […]

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DCA Design’s helmet concept gives you a 360º view with heads-up display visor

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Images courtesy DCA Optic.

DCA Design, a Warwick, UK based industrial design firm, has put forth a prototype bicycle helmet dubbed Optic, offering a rear facing camera and a drop down visor with display capabilities. An onboard computer projects data onto the clear visor, allowing the rider a 360 degree view when the rear facing camera is displayed on the visor. The option of overlaying other data, such as navigation or hazard warnings, brings the Optic into the realm of augmented reality.

Performance data could also be displayed along side real time race stats, however, in it’s current conceptual form, Optic is geared towards bike commuters, which is no surprise as DCA Design’s portfolio includes things like trains, insulin injection pens and other consumer interface/ergonomic solutions. For now it’s focused primarily on issues of safety and convenience, offering navigation, the ability to see what’s behind you, proximity detectors (blind spot monitors) and obstacle monitoring.

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DCA Design, a Warwick, UK based industrial design firm, has put forth a prototype bicycle helmet dubbed Optic, offering a rear facing camera and a drop down visor with display capabilities. An onboard computer projects data onto the clear visor, allowing the rider a 360 degree view when the rear facing camera is displayed on the […]

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Bryton adds Di2 compatibility to affordable Rider computers

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Bryton continues to surprise by offering some of the most feature-rich cycling computers out there, at really affordable prices. Sure they don’t offer base mapping or color displays, and their menus might be a tiny bit less intuitive, but they put out some lightweight GPS computers with excellent battery life and connectivity that few can beat even at twice the price. The news that Bryton has partnered with Shimano to offer Di2 support is just the latest hint that the Taiwanese company is doing something right. And best of all the new connectivity is via firmware update, so if you already have one of their newest top-level computers, you just got an upgrade. Check the details out below the fold…

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Bryton continues to surprise by offering some of the most feature-rich cycling computers out there, at really affordable prices. Sure they don’t offer base mapping or color displays, and their menus might be a tiny bit less intuitive, but they put out some lightweight GPS computers with excellent battery life and connectivity that few can […]

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Get a helping hand in wet weather from River City Bicycle’s Reacharound fender adapter

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Bike commuting can be a glorious thing. Rolling past traffic, getting the muscles moving, feeling the wind in your face as you pick up speed: glorious. Not so glorious: wet roads. Arriving at work with a lovely, muddy rooster tail makes for a long day. Fenders are the obvious solution and help keep the road gunk off even when wearing the appropriate wet weather clothing, so you arrive at work still looking like a professional instead of a homeless contender for the Tour circa 1993.

But what’s a commuter to do with a traditional road bike? As anyone who has tried to install them knows, road bikes don’t like fenders. At least not the neat, tidy and reliable bolt on sort. The seatstays and fork legs are often too narrow to fit fenders, the tires are too close to the frame and then there are those pesky caliper brakes. And you don’t really want to have to use flimsy plastic fenders, do you?  So when a cheap fender won’t do, go for the Reacharound…

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Bike commuting can be a glorious thing. Rolling past traffic, getting the muscles moving, feeling the wind in your face as you pick up speed: glorious. Not so glorious: wet roads. Arriving at work with a lovely, muddy rooster tail makes for a long day. Fenders are the obvious solution and help keep the road gunk off […]

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Knog takes to crowdfunding again for PWR light and powerpack system

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We thought it was a bit odd when well-established accessories maker Knog took to a Kickstarter campaign back in the spring to bring out their slick new Oi bell design. I mean, why did a company that clearly could finance a new product through a conventional development cycle go the crowdfunding route? Knog told us then it meant they could accelerate the process from design into production and actually deliver the goods many months earlier than through regular development. It also let them gauge interest entering a new product category. Well it obviously worked out. They raised over a million dollars and have now delivered bells to backers, with them making their way to retail channels now too.

So it makes a bit of sense that going into another new direction, they are reaching out for early backer support again through Kickstarter. This time the new product category is a modular mobile power lineup called PWR. The idea is a new system of products, not overly bike centered but just targeted at outdoor enthusiasts, that combines a modular power (PWR) source to keep your GPS, phone, and lights charged on the go. Besides the basic power supply, there are 300 & 800lm bike lights, a camp light, a headlamp, and even a Bluetooth speaker. Check out the details and how it all will work together after the jump…

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We thought it was a bit odd when well-established accessories maker Knog took to a Kickstarter campaign back in the spring to bring out their slick new Oi bell design. I mean, why did a company that clearly could finance a new product through a conventional development cycle go the crowdfunding route? Knog told us […]

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Strava wants you to be more social, takes Club functionality mobile

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In their continuing trend of bring more functionality to their mobile app platform, Strava has just announced an update that finally takes their ride & run Club features and puts them in the palm of your hand. Making Clubs mobile friendly means athletes can actually use the feature on the go as a way to meet other cyclists, stay inspired by each other’s activities, share routes, and probably most importantly organize, manage, and track group activities or events all from their app on your smartphone…

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In their continuing trend of bring more functionality to their mobile app platform, Strava has just announced an update that finally takes their ride & run Club features and puts them in the palm of your hand. Making Clubs mobile friendly means athletes can actually use the feature on the go as a way to meet other cyclists, […]

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Wolf Tooth Components’ Valais drops in to marry saddlebags & dropper posts

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We spotted the Wolf Tooth Components’ Valais at Interbike along with an array of other goodies from the Minnesota brand and regular design contributor Lindarets. The Valais is basically a clamp for your dropper post that brings a variety of benefits. Use it to strap a seat bag on, or to limit travel, or to lock the post in the upright position should things go catastrophically wrong.

The primary function is as a seat bag mount. It’s cupped at the bottom to avoid hitting the seal, so your dropper is protected since it rests on the outer portion of the post’s lower segment. Yes, it will reduce total travel by about 25mm, but it’ll also keep that bag from rubbing your rear tire under deep compression.

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We spotted the Wolf Tooth Components’ Valais at Interbike along with an array of other goodies from the Minnesota brand and regular design contributor Lindarets. The Valais is basically a clamp for your dropper post that brings a variety of benefits. Use it to strap a seat bag on, or to limit travel, or to […]

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The Motion France damped, travel adjust, leaf spring suspension fork takes the movement out of brake dive

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There’s a new suspension fork on the horizon, and it looks like it will check off a number of boxes. Like all the boxes. If the new Motion fork from Motion France delivers on all of their claims, it will be a one size fits almost all fork with adjustable travel, no brake dive, and limited maintenance. On paper, the Motion fork seems like it could be a truly groundbreaking design, but there is one catch…

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There’s a new suspension fork on the horizon, and it looks like it will check off a number of boxes. Like all the boxes. If the new Motion fork from Motion France delivers on all of their claims, it will be a one size fits almost all fork with adjustable travel, no brake dive, and […]

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