Tagged: Cycling

Cyclevision helmet with rear HD camera gives rider eyes in the back of the head

Cyclevision helmet

As a cyclist you’d know how vulnerable you are on the road riding amid all kinds of vehicles. There are many safety gears and security systems designed for riding, but no one has before thought of allowing the cyclists to know what’s behind them. As a solution, Australian firm Cyclevision has designed Skully helmet. This is no ordinary helmet;  Skully has a pair of HD cameras embedded into the frame – one camera is fitted in the front and there is one at the back which gives cyclists ‘eyes’ in the back of their heads. Read More…

These 16 trendy accessories will keep cyclists safe on road

Shiva helmet

When you’re riding a cycle on street, you share the space with cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses, pedestrians and other cyclists of course. When you see the danger on road, you can avoid it, or at least manage to keep yourself safe by reacting in time. The real problem is when you cannot see the danger, that’s when you need cycling gear that can keep you safe from most potential dangers on road. So, if you’re a daredevil rider, or a safety first kinda cyclists, here are sixteen trendy bike accessories to keep you safe while riding. Read More…

POC cycling vest uses printable active lights to enhance rider visibility

POC Lightvest with Light Flex active light technology

With alarming number of cyclists taking to the roads, night safety of riders remains a prime concern. While projects such as Lumos Bicycle Helmet and LED Globe Gloves are proposing safety alternatives for cyclists – Swedish company POC’s team called POC Aid is teaming up with Light Flex Technology to deliver a more active approach to cyclists’ safety. POC wants to use Light Flex’s printed active light technology in its new cycling apparels – the technology currently being integrated in wearables for athletes and sportspersons. Read More…

ShockStop is a bike accessory that smoothens your ride by 70%

ShockStop bike accessory

All of us have been riding bikes for ages now, and still one thing remains the same. The impact shocks that you get while riding rough terrain can result in body ache and discomfort if done for a very long time. The saddle does absorb majority of the impact coming from the rear wheel, but the shocks coming from the front wheel are transferred directly to the rider’s body. This leads to discomfort and pain, especially when you have to take on uneven terrain for long duration of time. Not only does it lead to chances of a chronic injury, but also force you as a rider to cut down on speed while riding.
Read More…

Solar-powered wristband for cyclists glows to indicate direction

Intelligent-blinker_EPFL wristband

Safety on roads is a concern for cyclists, especially in the dark and in bad weather when visibility is very low. There are fancy safety gears for everyday cyclists, such as the  LED glow gloves, but there is certainly scope for more. To fill the slot, five PhD students from Electronics Laboratory (ELab) at EPFL have designed and developed a solar-powered wristband which glows when cyclist extends his/her arm to indicate a turn. Read More…

Create lampshades while riding your bicycle

Rotational moulding rig that makes lampshades by Mark Colliass

23 year old UK student Mark Colliass at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Architecture has devised an ingenious way of creating lampshades as a part of the Design and the Built Environment product design course. A sustainable moulding rig that attaches to the front wheel of any bicycle and creates lampshades as one goes on cycling around the block. To make the rotational moulding rig work perfectly, Mark pours jesmonite bio resin into the lampshade mould along with the colorant of choice and as he begins to cycle, the centrifugal force makes a hollow cylinder after 40 minutes of cycling. So, in effect your regular fitness regime of an hour could also create a lampshade for your home.
Read More…

Chairmaster all-in-one fitness regime chair keeps you in great shape

For all you lazy bones out there who never want to get off their cozy chair and still want to have a fit body will have rise smiles on their faces. Chairmaster is an all-in-one fitness regime product designed by Cascade Health and Fitness, which doubles as low impact cycling with resistance training while you watch your favorite TV shows. With around 50 different exercise modules courtesy the four components including cardio, strength, flexibility and balance; Chairmaster gives you a complete fitness workout without even leaving your living room. Fit for all ages and genders the specified fitness regime of this workout product gets my vote amongst the huge list of fitness products hitting the market every day.

Read More…

World’s smallest bicycle is so tiny that you’ll be amazed how a man rides it

Do you think riding bikes is cool and you can pull off any damn crazy stunt on it using niche skills? Then try pulling off some moves on this small little bike. Set to be the world’s smallest functional bicycle with no information on how it was made or who the maker is, all that we have is a video posted on Youtube. Smaller than an average shoe this bike can sustain weight of a full adult easily. As you can see from the video below the guy pulls out this small bicycle from his backpack, puts it down on the tarmac and surprisingly finds the right balance to ride.
Read More…