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5 High Tech Cycling Gadgets You'll Love or Hate

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A huge part of the fun in being a cyclist is the accessories. The pragmatist in us wants to say "just ride, all you need is your bike and the open road". Accessories can amplify your bike experience, also we just love gadgets and new  toys. Here's 10 we've ranked as interesting and some that weren't for us. 

    

    

Solar Powered Bike Lock 

This bike lock says it can send you an alert you if your bike is disturbed, locks and unlocks automatically or with a tap of your phone, and is self-charging with its built-in solar panel that automatically charges the battery. $200 

We say: Interesting

   

    

    

 Hövding Invisible Bike Helmet

According to the brand's website, "When activated, Hövding records the cyclist’s movements 200 times a second. In the event of an accident, the cyclist’s abnormal movement is detected and the airbag inflates." Using sensors and algorithms, this Swedish company claims that their helmet will inflate from a helium gas inflator to protect the wearer if it senses anything out of the ordinary. This is an interesting idea, but we still wholeheartedly advise wearing the traditional hard shell bicycle safety helmet. Upwards of $350

We Say: Not for us    

    

Zackees Turn Signal Gloves

    

Not all drivers remember hand turn signals. You're supposed to know them for your drivers license test but "use it or lose it" proves true too often for many drivers. These gloves fix that problem while also providing extra visibility and hand protection. $55

We say: Super interesting

    

Garmin Varia Rearview Radar Tail Light

   

This techy tail light warns cyclists of vehicles approaching from behind (up to 153 yards). This is for people who miss rear view mirrors when cycling. $200

We say: Not for us 

   

Powertap P1 Meter Pedals

These are for power cyclists. These pedals measure your pedaling cadence and torque and calculate this data to help you train into the most effective cyclist you can. This will also help in fitness and pinpointing what you need to do to get specific results. The only downside? It's $800 for the pair. 

We Say: Super interesting and we'll revisit when we win the lottery. 

Mountain Bikes vs. Road Bikes

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You're in the market for a new bike, and now it's decision time. Mountain bike or road bike? Road bikes are for paved roads, everyday riding and speed. Mountain bikes are for trails, natural terrain and, well, mountains. You might gravitate naturally towards a road bike, but these details about mountain bikes just might change [...]

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Running vs Cycling

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Running vs Cycling is always a hot topic amongst enthusiasts of both sports. We're here to help you weigh the benefits of both to see which sport overall is best for you. Muscle/Joint ImpactRunning is notoriously difficult on your joints. Not just your knee joints either. Your feet, ankles, knees, and hips all suffer from each [...]

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2018 Mother's Day Gift Favorites for Every Budget and Color Scheme

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th this year. You've got almost exactly 2 weeks to show your maternal figure just how much you love and appreciate her. We're here to help, here's a few things about Bike Attack's customer service you should know:  We deliver! We ship internationally! We finance! (ZERO interest for the first year)Many of our [...]

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10 Quotes by Historical Greats and Celebs You Never Knew Loved Cycling

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By White House Press Office (WHPO) - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Public Domain, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike" - John F Kennedy, 35th President of the United States      By Nationaal Archief Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short and you feel. But ride. —Eddy Merckx, [...]

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Starting Cycling at Age 50 and Up

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Most children attempt to ride a bike. Sometimes it takes and they're a cyclist for life. Oftentimes, children don't pursue it and it becomes years, even decades before they try hopping on a bike again. The great thing about cycling though, is that you can pick it up at almost any age.   Everyone is supposed to [...]

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Essential Gear for Beginner Cyclists

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As awesome as it sounds, its really not a good idea to just hop on and go. Having these essentials will ensure you a happy and well prepared ride so that you're self sufficient to take on anything that comes your way. Photo courtesy of RLevans via Flickr5. Flashing Red Rear Lights and Bright Head LightAbsolutely [...]

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Bike Gears 101

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Photo Courtesy of Ricardo Cuppini via FlickrWhy are there different bike gears? Using the right gear will help you navigate different types of terrain and hills with ease and make for a seemingly effortless ride - so you can be out longer and conquer more distance. Bicycles have four general types of gearing systemsSingle Speed : [...]

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10 Things Cyclists Should Not Do (but some do anyway)

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Photo Courtesy of Mollybeee via FlickrRiding Without a HelmetYour head is the most important part of your body, why wouldn't you protect it as much as possible?! WEAR YOUR HELMET folks!! You could be the best cyclist in the world, but that won't protect you from the countless terrible drivers or freak accidents waiting to happen. [...]

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How to Fly International or Domestic With Your Bike

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Cyclists love to travel, it's in the very nature of cycling. It follows that many cyclists are avid jetsetters and want to conquer paths around the world. You can cycle from anywhere to ALMOST anywhere, and for everywhere else across the oceans, the most efficient way is by plane. Here are some tips on best [...]

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