The X170 by Drift Innovations is a mountable video camera capable of documenting your sports adventures through its high quality video (720 x 480 pixel) or 5 mega pixel photo capabilities. Drift Innovations’ creation features a 1.5″ color LCD screen for an immediate pleasurable review of all captured footage. It comes packaged with a wireless radio frequency (RF) remote control, giving its users control of the camera at the click of a button. Also, more is captured by the X170′s through its ability to rotate its 170° wide angle lens by 300°. The X170 by Drift Innovations easily mounts to handlebars and helmets so you can document your “bike-ventures” in POV. The X170 mountable video camera, however isn’t without flaw. There’s one downfall worth mentioning. As a result of the wide coverage offered by Drift Innovations’ camera, a small (but notable) black dot appears when the lens is exposed to…
This seemingly normal carbon-bladed seat post was designed by Fraunhofer, a systems and technology development company. This carbon-bladed seat post was designed to be an alternative to spring-type suspension, which today is found on a lot of recreational bikes as well as some racers. The Fraunhofer Carbon-Bladed Full Suspension Seat Post is a lot lighter than the spring-type seat posts, as there are no moving parts. The design is rather simple, with two flexing carbon blades that provide 10-15mm of travel. Daniel Unger, triathlon world champion, says about the seat post:
“A hardtail mountain bike with this new kind of CFRP seat post rides as if it were a full suspension bike.”
Last month, the Fraunhofer Carbon-Bladed Full Suspension Seat Post’s design won a Eurobike award in Germany. Fraunhofer is currently working on mass-production version of the carbon-bladed seat post. Stay tuned for more info.
The Specialized S-Works MT Helmet is the lightest helmet in the world to comply with CPSC standards. This mountain bike helmet features a MTB visor. It also features Dual-density EPS, which makes for a very light helmet. The Specialized S-Works MT Helmet also keeps your head cool with a 4th Dimension cooling system with Mega Mouthport. All in all, the Specialized S-Works MT Helmet is lightweight, comfortable, and allows for a great deal of ventilation. The Specialized S-Works MT Helmet has a retail price tag of $200. Purchase it at the Specialized online store….
The documentary “Race Across the Sky”, starring Lance Armstrong, Dave Wiens, Chris Carmichael, and more, will be a one-night showing in Durango, Colorado before hitting theaters nationwide Oct. 22. The film on the Leadville Trail 100 will cover the event, a roundtable discussion with Armstrong and other elite cyclists, and a rematch between Armstrong and six-time winner of the event, Dave Wiens.
Your saddle can be the most important component of your bike while you’re riding. If you don’t have a comfortable one, you probably won’t be riding for very long. The Bontrager Select Saddle is one of the comfortable ones, with Bontrager padding providing softness and comfort. It is also lightweight, with hollow steel rails. The Bontrager Select Saddle retails for $49.99, and you can buy it at the Trek online store….
Cyclists love to ride, no matter what time of day it may be. A lot of us enjoy night time rides, and lets not forget that its hard to see, not to mention unsafe, to ride at night with out lights on your bike. The Trek Ion Recharge Bike Headlight is a good choice; its a 1,500+ candlepower 1 Watt super bright white LED light. It features steady and flashing modes, with 9+ hours of runtime while on steady mode. The Trek Ion Recharge Bike Headlight also comes with a charger, so you can recharge it without having to buy batteries all the time. The Trek Ion Recharge Bike Headlight retails for $99.99, and you can buy it at the Trek online store….
Colnago introduces the new Rock mountain bike for 2010, and it looks as if this hardtail is built to perform. Its structure is a full carbon monocoque frame with aluminum drop outs. The rear triangle of the Colnago Rock 2010 Mountain Bike has been specifically designed for a stable ride while being super responsive to acceleration. A square chain stay is used as well. The Colnago Rock 2010 Mountain Bike should do well for its 2010 debut….