Cycling News and Bike Reviews for Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, BMX and More - Bike Rumor In pictures: Hidden gems from Interbike 2013 - Images The busy trade show floor at Interbike 2013 Image Gallery (41 images) If you've visited Gizmag at all within the past several days, then you're likely aware that we attended the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas last week. While we've already posted a number of articles on products that we saw there, we came across many more interesting items that we still haven't told you about. View all North America's largest bike show, Interbike 2013 featured over 750 companies representing at least 1,200 brands. To see what we found, just pay a visit to the photo gallery (and don't forget to check out the gadgets featured in the earlier full articles, too). About the Author An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. Post a CommentRelated Articles
Volvo Connecting Cars & Cyclists for Safer Mobility | Open Mobile Media Volvo showed off its connected cyclist safety app in January. The collaborative effort is on the road to becoming a reality, which would be a milestone for the three Swedish companies behind it. Ella Williamson investigates how the app has gone from Las Vegas showroom to a commercial proposition. Volvo is shifting its safety mission into another gear—incorporating bicyclists who share the road. European accident data reveals that 50 percent of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car. Ericsson and Volvo have been partners since 2012. There is no getting around the fact that the “world’s first connected safety concept” is just that, a concept. Magnus Lundgren, head of Connected Vehicle Cloud at Ericsson, says, “The connected bicycle helmet is a proof-of-concept and will not be on the market in the short term. The calculation on who is assigned which warning would take place within the Volvo cloud to ensure necessary computing capacity.
Grin News CONCEPT 1865 | electric bike blog What would the first pedal cycle have looked like if its 19th-century pioneers had enjoyed access to today’s advanced materials? This modern version of an 1865 design was a demonstration by German chemical giant BASF of the wide range of modern materials they produce. 1865 was the year of BASF’s founding. It’s a one-off. “Penny-farthing” type e-bikes are not likely to be e-bikes of the future. Read more : Concept 1865 – Rethinking Materials or imagine your self riding this
Top 10 cycling innovations of 2014 Bicycle historians, take note – it's time once again to look back at 10 of the bike-related products that most caught our attention over the past year! As with our lists from 2012 and 2013, these aren't necessarily things that we think are destined to be big sellers. In fact, it's entirely possible that this might be the last you hear of many of them. We like 'em, though, because they're examples of what happens when people dare to try something different ... and that sort of spirit is the reason why we're not still all riding penny farthings. View all Schwalbe Procore tire system Setting a mountain bike's tire pressure is a bit of a balancing act ... too hard, and the tires won't provide decent traction – too soft, and they're likely to get pinch flats, plus they might not stay seated on the rim. The Procore system, however, allows for the best of both extremes. Price: Approx. Zackees turn-signaling gloves Price: $75 Calfee Design tandem/single convertible bikes Price: Approx. $25,000