• Overade Plixi Folding Helmet Collapses Into An Impressively-Compact Package

    Overade Plixi Folding Helmet Collapses Into An Impressively-Compact Package

    We’ve seen foldable helmets before.  Not being first doesn’t mean you can’t be the most impressive, though.  That’s exactly what the Overade Plixi does, as it’s able to fold into an impressively compact bundle. Although it doesn’t quite shrink into a pile you can drop in a jacket pocket, it does fold up enough that you can tuck it in a corner of your bag, with none of the usual bulk a regular bicycle helmet will take up.  It can [...]

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  • Garage Full?  Set Up A Yardstash III For Instant Outdoor Storage

    Garage Full? Set Up A Yardstash III For Instant Outdoor Storage

    It’s amazing how much stuff we manage to fit in the garage.  Sure, the car and bikes are meant to go there.  But we also throw in all the lawn equipment, gardening supplies, seasonal decorations, handyman toolbox, beach toys, and a whole lot more.  Truth be told, it isn’t likely to take long before the seemingly-infinite capacity of the garage reaches its limit.  When that happens, you can either shell out big money to build an extra shed in the [...]

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  • These Bandbox Bike Helmets Come Disguised As Stylish Hats

    These Bandbox Bike Helmets Come Disguised As Stylish Hats

    Wearing a bike helmet can help keep you safe during everyday commute.  If you prefer accessorizing with a hat than a sporty vented helmet, though, you might want to look at Bandbox and their ever-growing collection of bike helmets. Designed to encourage cyclists to wear their helmets more frequently, the protective headgear is cleverly hidden underneath a selection of traditional hats.  Want to wear a wood felt fedora?  They got one.  How about a cowboy hat?  Yee-haw, they got that, [...]

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  • Patchnride Can Repair Punctured Bike Tires In 60 Seconds

    Patchnride Can Repair Punctured Bike Tires In 60 Seconds

    Patchnride is a small handheld tool that you can use to quickly patch punctures on your bicycle tires.  And by quickly, they’re not kidding.  You don’t even need to remove the tire from the bike.  Instead, you just patch it in place using a process that can take as short as 60 seconds. Instead of a messy and laborious 12-step process like traditional tire repair work, the device lets you fix a tire in just a few steps. You simply [...]

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  • Stemlock Can Make A Bicycle Impossible To Steer

    Stemlock Can Make A Bicycle Impossible To Steer

    The Stemlock is a permanent bike add-on that renders the handlebar useless until unlocked. That means, whoever is riding can’t steer the bike properly, potentially resulting in a few minutes of entertaining bike accident videos. Get your cameras ready. Despite the potential for pranks (and the occassional injury), the Stemlock is actually intended as an extra layer of security for bikes. While a thief can obviously still pick it up and run with your bike after he manages to get [...]

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  • Vanhawks Valour Smart Bicycle Tracks Your Rides And Gives Interactive Feedback

    Vanhawks Valour Smart Bicycle Tracks Your Rides And Gives Interactive Feedback

    With more and more people using bike computers, fitness monitors, and smartphone apps to add tracking and GPS functions to their bicycle rides, it only makes sense to start producing bicycles with sensors, radio chips, and all sorts of connected hardware. That’s exactly what we get with the Vanhawks Valour. No need to buy any extra hardware or software to get a variety of software services on your bike. Paired with a downloadable smartphone app, you can use it to record ride [...]

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  • Shoretrax Lets You Build Mountain Bike Trails In The Backyard

    Shoretrax Lets You Build Mountain Bike Trails In The Backyard

    You love mountain biking. Unfortunately, you live in the city, making year-round access to a decent trail nothing more than a pipe dream. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case if you have access to a relatively large vacant space with Shoretrax. A track system, it lets you build singletrack trails that go up, down and tilt at various angles throughout its course just like a real mountain trail. The result looks like a ground-level roller coaster track, which, [...]

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  • BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    Sure, you can try riding a fat bike on thick snow to get your cold weather bicycling fix. For all intents and purposes, though, we have a feeling using a BikeBoard with your bike is going to make for a lot less hard work on your part. A ski that attaches to your bike’s front tire, it lets the front of your bike glide through the snow. Since the skis out front help compact the snow, there’s also less resistance [...]

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  • Sandwichbike Wooden Bicycle Ships Flat-Packed, Assembles In 45 Minutes

    Sandwichbike Wooden Bicycle Ships Flat-Packed, Assembles In 45 Minutes

    Sure, there are solutions out there that enable flat-packing your bicycle for easy transport.  The Sandwichbike, though, is an entirely new bicycle designed from the ground up to facilitate both flat-packing and quick assembly. Designed by Basten Leijh, the bike is shipped flat-packed with 52 individual parts, along with the accompanying tools needed to put everything together.  Everything fits in a box measuring 37 x 27.6 x 9.4 inches, making for a reasonably-sized package you can carry and transport without [...]

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  • City Cycling Guide Set: Traveling Europe On Two Wheels

    City Cycling Guide Set: Traveling Europe On Two Wheels

    There’s a good amount of backpacking guides through Europe available from most bookstores.  If you’d rather see Europe on two pedal-powered wheels than on your two feet, however, the City Cycling Guide Set might prove a more helpful traveling companion. Sure, a regular travel book can show you walking and commuting destinations in and around every city.  This set, however, points out those you can navigate specifically with a bicycle in tow, making your experience cruising around Europe’s major cycling [...]

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  • SEIL Bag Puts Customizable Turn Signals On Your Backpack

    SEIL Bag Puts Customizable Turn Signals On Your Backpack

    When you rely on bicycles for everyday commuting, you begin to realize the problems associated with it.  From inclement weather to the lack of container space to the relative dangers of riding on the same road with fast cars and impatient drivers, there’s plenty to worry about.  And there are plenty of solutions for each of them: bicycle roofs, messenger bags that sling over your bike’s rear rack, glow-in-the-dark bike frames, and so on.  The SEIL LED is another solution [...]

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  • Varibike Bicycle Can Be Propelled Using Both Arms And Legs

    Varibike Bicycle Can Be Propelled Using Both Arms And Legs

    Sometimes, your legs just get too tired to keep pedaling on your bike.  And when that happens, your only course of action is to pause and take a breather.   That doesn’t have to be the case with the Varibike, which you can alternately propel forward using your hands. Armed with both a traditional bicycle drivetrain and a set of cranks mounted on the handlebars, the ride can be operated both with your legs and your arms.  You can use just [...]

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  • Helios Adds Smart Handlebars To Your Bike

    Helios Adds Smart Handlebars To Your Bike

    There are plenty of ways to put a functional computer on your bike, from a phone with a bike app to one of Garmin’s dedicated gadgets.   Given that they’re mounted as add-ons, though, they are very high-risk for theft.  Helios Bars offer a more secure alternative, integrating the bike computer right onto the handlebars. Granted, the setup doesn’t provide you with a display panel for watching stats in real time.  It does, however, include a facility for feedback, namely rear-facing [...]

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  • Carrera Foldable Helmet Compacts To A Third Of The Size

    Carrera Foldable Helmet Compacts To A Third Of The Size

    Granted, the Carrera Foldable Helmet is a little misleading.  Despite the name, it doesn’t really fold (not like the Proteus Helmet does), so don’t expect a helmet that you can square away in a side pocket of your backpack.  Regardless, it’s still a pretty innovative creation, stowing away in a compact size that should make storage just a little more convenient. When not in use, the helmet can be “folded” into a third of its size when fully deployed, allowing [...]

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  • Paravelo Flying Bicycle Looks Both Dangerous And Loads Of Fun

    Paravelo Flying Bicycle Looks Both Dangerous And Loads Of Fun

    Flying cars?  We still can’t ride one to work.  Jetpacks?  Nada. Maybe the world will have a better shot at realizing the dream of flight commuting with the Paravelo, a flying bicycle. No, it’s not another one of Thinkgeek’s joke products (at least, I don’t think so).  April Fool’s has long gone, after all.  Made by XploreAir, it’s a (supposedly) real flying bicycle that you can take both pedaling on the road and cruising high up in the air. The [...]

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  • Handleband Mounts Any Phone Onto Any Bike

    Handleband Mounts Any Phone Onto Any Bike

    You already use your phone in your car to perform a whole load of functions.  Why not use it in your bicycle, too?  That’s exactly what you can do with the Handleband. A universal bike mount designed to dock your phone onto the handlebars, it offers a quick way to turn your smartphone into a multi-purpose bike computer.  At the least, it lets you use your phone easily while you’re on the bike, giving you full access to the display [...]

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  • TUF Bike Racks Boast Modular Design, Indestructible Build

    TUF Bike Racks Boast Modular Design, Indestructible Build

    There are plenty of bike racks out in the market.  If you’ve been let down by equipment that fit poorly or broke easily, though, you might want to upgrade to the TUF Rack, a bike rack that’s being touted as a downright indestructible rig. Designed by actual riders, the bicycle storage is equipped to mount on the back of your ride, regardless of whether you plan to hit the town on a pickup, a sport wagon or even a UTV.  [...]

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  • Bike To Work Jacket Makes For Stylish Daily Commuter Wear

    Bike To Work Jacket Makes For Stylish Daily Commuter Wear

    You already have the perfect pair of bike pants for regular work attire.  All you need is the jacket to go along with it.  This Bike to Work Jacket should help complete your business casual bicycle commuter swag. Made by Betabrand, the jacket won’t exactly replace a suit for styling yourself proper and professional.  For less formal attires, though, it should work just perfect.  What the heck are you doing commuting on a bike if you need to come to [...]

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  • Plume Is A Better Mudguard For Bicycles

    Plume Is A Better Mudguard For Bicycles

    Existing bicycle mudguards work well enough.  Well, aside from the fact that they’re usually ugly.  And that a lot of them aren’t very durable.  And that they’re really easy to steal.  The Plume is looking to change that. Billed as a “better mudguard,” it brings a streamlined design that makes it a better fit with the look of most bicycles in the market.  It’s slim, compact and unobtrusive, making for a mudguard that hardly makes a dent in your bike’s [...]

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