Trips for Kids has announced their recent partnership with Uvex Helmets, which will donate $1 to Trips for Kids for each children’s bicycle helmet purchased during this holiday season. This program will start November 1st 2009 and run through December 31st 2009. To show support, you can purchase a helmet at any Uvex dealer. The specific styles provided by Uvex are Onyx, Onyx GT, Cartoon and Uvision JR….
DMR has announced a safety recall on the Wingbar handlebars, to be precise the malfunction is accruing to the 25.4mm anodized alloy wingbars sold as a aftermarket part. Released in black, gray, green, purple, red, and blue, each handlebar has the DMR logo lasered on the left side. Sadly the bars are prone to cracking, and could snap in half.
DMR has said the following handlebars are not affected:
• DMR Alloy Wingbar – 31.8mm with ‘classic graphics’
• DMR Alloy Wingbar with ‘classic graphics’
• DMR Cro-Mo Wingbar with a brace
• DMR Heat treated Cro-Mo Wingbar
• Any DMR bar fitted to a DMR complete bike
If you have purchased one of the affected handlebars, please contact DMR by phone: 01403 711 611, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org….
With some of the new drivers (and old) on the road today, bike safety is very important, but some of us fall into the trap of thinking, and with the new Honda Bike Simulator you can start acting on impulse. Although there are times where us as rider do not follow the rules, and the Honda Bike Simulator lets us learn rules and etiquette’s of the road. The simulator itself brings true life scenarios, for example riding to school or the store, and with a LCD rear mount you can see traffic coming from behind. Available in February 2010, but pre orders will start in November.
This year at EuroBike, Lazer Urbanize rolled out a new helmet, and took home the innovation award. Upon creating the Lazer Urbanize Helmet Integrated Lights, inspiration derived from old mining helmets, but as we can see the lights are built in. Made for the “urban market”, two options are available, with lights $99 and without $79. Charged by a CR2032 battery, night riding and safety seems to exist. We must add, the helmets do look like older laser tag helmets.
Source: Urban Velo…
The rainy season is pretty much here, but that doesn’t mean the training should stop. All you need is some gear that’s specially made to keep you dry and warm, like the Bontrager Sport Commuter Rainshell. Its semi-fitted, so it fits relaxed. It also features a nylon shell, which is waterproof but also breathable. It has a mesh liner and “pit zips” for extra ventilation. You can also be sure to be seen at night, as the Bontrager Sport Commuter Rainshell has 360 degree reflectivity. The Bontrager Sport Commuter Rainshell retails for $124.99 – $134.99, depending on size. Its featured here in visibility yellow, but you can also get it in blue or black. Stop by the Trek online store to purchase….
Night time bike rides can be fun, and for some, that may be the only time you can ride. That’s why lights are a very important component for your bike. Any old light will get you by without getting a ticket, but not all of them are bright enough to get the job done. And batteries can be expensive. With the Blackburn Flea Head and Tail Lights 2010, however, that is not the case. The head light features a standard mode, and an even brighter overdrive mode, and a flash mode. The run time is three hours with standard use, and five hours with flash mode. The headlight comes in pink, green, red, white, blue, and black, with a 40 lumen output. The tail light has six hours of standard run time, and ten hours for flash mode. Both…
So for some reason if you dislike putting safety lights on your bike, then this should be a treat, New Era cap company brings to us the LED Cap Lights that fits snug on your brim. Stated as a “book light”, we can only imagine that many night cyclists would use, rather that people reading books in the dark. Announced by New Era as a Asia only release.