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Sigma Sport BC 2209 Targa Computer

sigma sport bc2209 targa 300x245   Sigma Sport BC 2209 Targa ComputerSigma Sport introduces the BC 2209 Targa which works to gather your overall activity info for cycling, hiking and skiing. It comes with a wrist and bar mount while the cadence sensor is sold separately. The Sigma Sport BC 2209 Targa has 7 language settings, backlight, can record your current speed, average speed, maximum speed and trip distance.

The BC2209 Targa can recognize a second bike, has an auto start/stop function and can even calculate the total distance of both bikes. It also can give you your precise ECG, current heart rate, average heart rate and maximum heart rate. The BC2209 Targa can also show you the number of calories burned and your current altitude. It also can give you the total altitude of both bikes and has the option for a programmable uphill or downhill climb.

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ContourGPS Hands-Free Video Cam

contourgps hands free video cam 300x300   ContourGPS Hands Free Video CamContour introduces the first ever GPS and hands-free video camera called the ContourGPS. It will be available next year with MSRP of $349.99. This new video camera will give you your exact location as you record your ride.

Contour‘s CEO Marc Barros explains more. “We’re excited to introduce location as the next innovation in hands-free video cameras. GPS adds an exciting new element to video storytelling. It allows you to map your own adventures and discover new places posted by other users. Our seamless camera-to-community experience is like combining The Flip, YouTube and Google maps together into one simple, easy to use product.” The ContourGPS has an integrated GPS receiver which identifies your exact location once per second accurately while filming in high definition.

The ContourGPS uses a high definition camera of 1080p. Crisp and quality video is recorded when used. You can then share your footage or “video mapping”…

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Mario Kart Symbols on Bike Lanes in Portland

On North Williams Avenue in Portland, a unknown individual painted Mario Kart symbols on the bike lane.

Mario Kart, a popular Nintendo video game, features certain items that can help you, or hurt you. On the bike lane, the popular banana peel, star power, mushrooms, and speed boosting arrows.

At this time, no one knows why the individual painted the symbols, but indeed it is pretty cool. We do wonder if the City of Portland will allow them to stay (which is also undetermined at this time).

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2010 SF Bike Expo

2010 sf bike expo   2010 SF Bike Expo

On November 6th 2010, the 3rd annual San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle Expo will return at Cow Palace.

If you missed last years event, make sure to mark the date on your calendar. The 2010 SF Bike Expo has a total of 8 main events (listed below):

1. Andrew Taylor’s Showdown: San Francisco’s Only Mountain Bike Dirt Jump Comp
2. Pedal Savvy Fashion Show: A true bike fashion resource by Gwen Lee Productions.
3. The Cross Palace Cyclocross Race: A huge hit at the 2009 introduction! The race produced by Santa Rosa’s Bike Monkey actually goes in and back out of the Cow Palace.
4. BMX Jam: Hosted by local apparel leaders Avant Garde.
5. Low Rider Arcade: Art meets passion as the low rider community shows off their work.
6. Behind Bars Inc. Custom and Vintage Bicycle Show: Classic metal and insane creations hosted by San Jose’s Behind Bars.
7. Vendor Expo Area: The…

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NC-17 iPhone Bike Mount

nc 17 iphone bike mount 300x200   NC 17 iPhone Bike MountA new iPhone bike mount holder comes from NC-17 in 2011. The new iPhone holder is made from 7075 T6 aluminum. It also has an accompanying software to complete the package. NC-17 currently offers the new iPhone bike mount for the iPhone 3 and 4 model.

With the ANT+ wireless technology, NC-17 allows you to turn your iPhone and bike into wireless computer bike. With the Cycling NC-17 App, you can check your speed, cadence, heart rate, power, GPS and more. The standard cycling software is free while a full version of the ANT+ wireless capabilities will cost 5 Euro. You also need to get a NC-17 dongle for 75 Euro.

Retails at 89.95 Euro, the NC-17 iPhone Bike Mount is easy to use and install. It has 3D adjustment without the need for tools, X-Arms clamp, integrated shock absorber and can be set from 0°-90° landscape mode.

Other features include…

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Eurobike iPhone App

eurobike iphone app 200x300   Eurobike iPhone AppWith Eurobike underway, a new iPhone application for free was launched specifically for the event. The Eurobike App is a handy application to guide visitors in the biggest trade show of the year. It has information from previous Eurobike shows and the current one in Friedrichshafen.

The application is easy to use with index of exhibitors, trademarks and products for searches. It comes in English and German languages. It also has maps for the show, a list of contact details of exhibitors which includes telephone, e-mail, and Internet address. The Eurobike App also features overview of programs for each day of the event. You can also create a personalized “must-see” list on the application.

Aside from those, the Eurobike iPhone application also has a travel planner, shuttle rides, service points and a diary for memos and notes.

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Garmin Edge 800

garmin edge 800 204x300   Garmin Edge 800The Edge 800 is the latest model from Garmin which combines all the best from its Edge 500 and Edge 705 models. It has a touchscreen interface and is smaller than previous models. It has a display of 2.6″ and has sleek lines. It also has GPS based features and new mapping options. This includes BaseCamp Route planning and BirdsEye Satellite imagery.

The Garmin Edge 800 allows you to plan and preview routes. It even has the option for viewing elevation changes. Connectivity for the unit is through ANT+ technology. This also accounts for wireless sync with other third party power meters.

Garmin Connect is also a bonus feature which lets you connect with other Garmin users around the globe. More so, the Edge 800 functions to track speed, distance, time, elevation, GPS position, climb, descent and calories burned.

The Garmin Edge 800 retails for $450. With the Performance and…

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