A new connected smart-bike integrating the best of mobile data and supercar-style suspension has been cooked up by Canyon and Deutsche Telekom, expected to show up for road trials early in the new year. Dubbed Project MRSC Connected - after the "Magneto-Rheological Suspension Control" (MRSC) - the bike links a new carbon leaf spring suspension system with a cellularly-enabled brain, as well as a network of sensors throughout the frame.
If you take your cycling seriously then knowing how much power you're putting into every stroke is important, but pro-grade power meters like Garmin's Vector don't come cheap. That's why we've a feeling cyclists will be interested in the Garmin Vector S, a single-pedal version of the Vector which comes in well beneath its siblings $1.7k price tag.
Inventors and engineers Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert are aiming to create the world’s fastest bike. The previous record stands at 133.8 kilometers per hour (83.1 mph) - Robertson and Reichert will be aiming to blaze past with their strange looking Eta bike this September.
While other OEMs are taking their connected ambitions to the street via automobiles, Samsung is going a different route. Rather than get involved in the traffic jam that is connected cars, Samsung has created a smart bike that aims to keep you safe and sound. And like any good connected anything does, it tracks your data via your smartphone.
One of modern humankind's most classic methods of getting around, the bicycle, has gotten a 21st century makeover with the introduction of the Vanhawks Valour. The Valour is hailed as the first connected fiber carbon bicycle, and with it comes various integrated functions.
The Hammerhead LED-based navigator for bicyclists, which was funded through a crowdfunding campaign late last year, is available for pre-order from the company's website. With the device comes the ability to navigate by bike without the hassle (and safety issue) of pulling out a smartphone or GPS unit.
Shimano has rolled out a new entrant for the action camera market, the CM-1000 Sports Camera. This tiny camera is akin to the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, and though aimed at cyclists in particular it has enough features to meet a variety of rugged and sporty needs, among them being a durable case and 1080p video recording.
A near handful of years ago, some students from MIT revealed a bicycle attachment that converts a bike into a hybrid with electric rear-wheel power, something that is now known as the Copenhagen Wheel. The idea behind the contraption is simple -- it attaches to the rear wheel of a bicycle and utilizes one's own biking efforts to provide assistance on tough terrain.
Bike theft is a big problem in cities and countries all around the world. In many parts of the world bicycles are the primary means of transportation for lots of the public. A company called LOCK8 has unveiled what it claims to be the first ever alarm protected, trackable, smart bicycle lock.