Do it all with the 3-in-1 Outlier Backpack from BiKase

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Based out of Milwaukee, cycling accessory maker BiKASE has turned to Kickstarter to fund their new 3-in-1 backpack – the Outlier. We’ve seen some clever on-bike storage solutions from BiKASE before, like their adaptable SuperBand, and their latest offering seems similarly inventive. The Outlier is designed to function equally well as a backpack, a pannier, or a trunk bag all without the need for a bunch of separate adapters. Click past the break to see all the tricks this bag has up its sleeve….

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   Based out of Milwaukee, cycling accessory maker BiKASE has turned to Kickstarter to fund their new 3-in-1 backpack – the Outlier. We’ve seen some clever on-bike storage solutions from BiKASE before, like their adaptable SuperBand, and their latest offering seems similarly inventive. The Outlier is designed to function equally well as a backpack, a pannier, […]

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Upside Racks flips the script on traditional roof racks for bikes

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Tired of complicated roof rack systems that are semi-permanently attached to your car? That’s exactly what Upside Racks set out to improve on when they started designing their own roof rack. We’ve all probably seen someone driving down the highway with a bicycle upside down and tied to the roof rack, and while the Upside Rack might look similar at first, it’s actually a fairly innovative approach to transporting a bicycle on your roof.

The key to design is that the rack is less a permanent part of your car and more an accessory that allows you to quickly mount almost any bike to almost any car with a factory roof rack (or aftermarket cross bars)…

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Tired of complicated roof rack systems that are semi-permanently attached to your car? That’s exactly what Upside Racks set out to improve on when they started designing their own roof rack. We’ve all probably seen someone driving down the highway with a bicycle upside down and tied to the roof rack, and while the Upside Rack […]

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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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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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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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Flat Free: Nexo and Ever Tires skip the pump for puncture proof riding

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We all hate flats. Naturally, that has led a number of companies to research a flat free solution to our tire needs. Over the years we’ve seen solid rubber or foam tires, foam filled rubber tires, pneumatic tires with massive puncture protection strips, just about anything you could think of. In spite of the amount of attempts to get it just right, the team behind Ever Tires and Nexo Tires thinks that there is still room for improvement. That led them to create two entirely different flat free systems – Nexo and Ever Tires.

Sort of the bicycle equivalent of the Michelin Tweel (though without the flexible spoke section), the Ever tire promises a new take on puncture proof tires, though the Nexo tire system will bemore accessible due to the somewhat universal design…

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We all hate flats. Naturally, that has led a number of companies to research a flat free solution to our tire needs. Over the years we’ve seen solid rubber or foam tires, foam filled rubber tires, pneumatic tires with massive puncture protection strips, just about anything you could think of. In spite of the amount […]

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Dynamo light wiring gets magnetic upgrade with Dyna-Snap connectors

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When you consider the constant light, lack of batteries, and ever improving LED technology, dynamo lights are pretty awesome. The wiring? Not so much. We’ve seen some custom approaches to wiring connectors where the wheel meets the fork, but now Dyna-Snap is looking to provide an effortless solution for any spot on the bike that could use a connector. How do they work? Magnets…

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When you consider the constant light, lack of batteries, and ever improving LED technology, dynamo lights are pretty awesome. The wiring? Not so much. We’ve seen some custom approaches to wiring connectors where the wheel meets the fork, but now Dyna-Snap is looking to provide an effortless solution for any spot on the bike that […]

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Knog halts PWR campaign; What that could mean for all Kickstarter backers

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Australian accessory maker Knog first let us know over the weekend that they had just decided to pull the plug on the recent Kickstarter for their PWR range project. We had just featured it a week earlier and it was likely on track to getting funded, although as they put it: underwhelmingly. The reason why was that they saw feedback from a few vocal supporters of their previous crowdfunding for the Oi bell that weren’t happy with how that product and delivery was turning out. As Knog puts it “out of respect for that community response” they decided to end the campaign before it got funded. What does that mean for backers of this project? And with the growing number of failures, delays, hiccups, and increasingly expensive projects on Kickstarter, what does that mean for the continued prospects of crowdfunded bike products…

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Australian accessory maker Knog first let us know over the weekend that they had just decided to pull the plug on the recent Kickstarter for their PWR range project. We had just featured it a week earlier and it was likely on track to getting funded, although as they put it: underwhelmingly. The reason why […]

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Audionoggin attracts the tunes while keeping your ears free of plugs, wires

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Like music while you ride but want to keep those ears open for traffic sounds and ambient noise? Audionoggin’s wireless mini speakers put a relatively lightweight, aerodynamic solution on your helmet for a solid five hours of ride time before needing a recharge. The design is slim, but with long speaker sections that push sound down all around your ears to become immersive, but not distracting. Volume and control buttons sit on top, and it sticks to your helmet with magnets…

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Like music while you ride but want to keep those ears open for traffic sounds and ambient noise? Audionoggin’s wireless mini speakers put a relatively lightweight, aerodynamic solution on your helmet for a solid five hours of ride time before needing a recharge. The design is slim, but with long speaker sections that push sound down […]

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