A lot of individuals have started to opt for bicycling as the best means of transport to get around quickly as well as reduce their carbon footprint on the environment. And with the number of bicycle enthusiasts rising around the world, many companies are coming forward to introduce high tech gear and gadgets that can make cycling to school, college or work, etc. all the more interesting. Here are some of those innovative gadgets that will increase your love for cycling considerably.
Zackees Turn Signaling Gloves
These gloves can be of great help; especially to motorists behind you who have no idea whether you are about to take a right, left or go straight. The Zackees Turn Signaling Gloves come with LEDs arranged in the shape of a directional arrow on both hands. All you need to do is activate them by bringing together your thumb and index fingers (metallic contacts on both these areas touch to power up the LEDs) and then simply show the backside of your gloves to motorists behind you to indicate when you are about to turn.
Skylock Solar Powered Lock
There is no need to worry about your bicycle being stolen with this lock! The Skylock Solar Powered Lock is a smart lock that is connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to your smartphone. The lock unlocks only when you either press a button on your smartphone screen or if you come close enough to the bike for the lock to detect your smartphone. A built in solar panel charges the lock while you can use USB to charge it on cloudy days. An integrated accelerometer also helps detect movements related to theft attempts and crashes and sends alerts to your smartphone immediately.
Keyless Lock 8 Bicycle Lock
This is another smart bike lock that connects to and is controlled by your smartphone. Using GPS, the keyless lock also helps you detect your bicycle in case you misplace it or someone steals it. A built-in gyro accelerometer sends alerts to your phone in case of theft attempts. Another added bonus is that it sends the alerts to your family as well while you can share the e-Key with anyone who wants to borrow your bike.
Patchnride Flat Patching Tool
There is no need to worry about getting a puncture while riding your bicycle again. The patchnride flat patching tool takes care of punctures in just under a minute. All you need to do is inject a patch through the hole onto the tube. The tool will fix the patch automatically without the need to even remove the wheel from the bicycle.
A lot of bicycle accidents in the past were attributed to the need to bend down and manually change gears while cycling. With the STI Shifters though, that is no longer a problem. The Shimano Total Integration Shifters integrates the gear shifter with the bike lever to change gears while riding without even taking your hands off the handlebars. In addition to increasing safety and preventing accidents on road, the STI shifters also increase aerodynamics and acceleration to a great extent.
Varia Rearview Radar
A bicyclist will have little or no idea who is behind him unless he attempts to look back while riding. The Varia Rearview Radar is all set to change this by alerting bicyclists about vehicles behind them. The radar comes with a head and tail unit, with the former acting as a display while the latter acts as a safety light while emitting radio waves. When affixed to seat posts or handlebars, the radar can easily spot vehicles approaching from behind and alert you so that you move out of the way in time.
Bicycling has become more of a necessity than a hobby these days. The number of innovative cycling gadgets that come out every year also have many individuals wanting to take the leap from their cars to bicycles.