Cycling archive

  • Bike laserlight wants to cut down on blindspot accidents with Batman-like signal
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    Bike laserlight wants to cut down on blindspot accidents with Batman-like signal

    By 22 January 2014

    The Blaze Laserlight is hoping to keep cyclists safe with a new take on the bicycle light by using a Batman-like signal. It projects a warning signal 16 to 20 feet ahead of a cyclist, to stop pedestrians and drivers from stepping/driving out in front...

  • Schwinn CycleNav guides your ride with spoken directions and light signals
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    Schwinn CycleNav guides your ride with spoken directions and light signals

    By 6 January 2014

    Current options for cycling with navigation mean either buying a dedicated satnav, buying a mount for your phone, or listening to a route through headphones. Schwinn is a simple alternative that combines the best of all other options by using your phone's...

  • Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport
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    Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

    By 15 November 2013

    It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky performance advisor, Shane Sutton, for a quick-fire interview, but also to combat that biting wind in our...

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19
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    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • Mio Cyclo 505 HC review
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    Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

    By 15 July 2013

    We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of times;...

  • Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs
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    Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs

    By 2 July 2013

    Factor Bikes has unveiled the Vis Vires, a road bike designed and built to incorporate the wireless technology required to give you all the data you need on the road. Factor Bikes turned to the ANT+ system for its sensors, meaning that it's compatible...

  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review
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    Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review

    By 10 May 2013

    Just like Le Tour winner's yellow jersey, the limited Tour De France edition of the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch comes dressed in a similar bright yellow finish. The RC3 was the first built-in GPS sports watch released by Polar in 2012 and this limited...

  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form
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    Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form

    By 9 April 2013

    Sports fitness specialist Polar has announced a Tour de France edition of its RC3 GPS training computer, and because of its distinctive yellow stripe, you can feel like your leading the pack in the world's most famous road race. Sort of. The official...

  • Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more
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    Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

    By 2 April 2013

    The last time Pocket-lint saw Team GB's cycling team it was to talk about "hot pants" in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The leg-warming over-trousers - officially known as Adidas Adipower, to give them their full but ultimately less appealing...

  • Clever cycle helmet concept lets you indicate when you are turning
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    Clever cycle helmet concept lets you indicate when you are turning

    By 21 February 2013

    A concept design for a new bike helmet shows that rather than just protecting your head, the humble head-protecting hat could act as a complete lighting system for cyclists on the go. The DORA helmet, created by Balázs Filczer, works in tandem with adaptable...

  • Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected
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    Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected

    By 7 January 2013

    Garmin has updated its Edge cycling computers with the launch of the Garmin Edge 810 and Garmin Edge 610 at CES 2013.  The navigation company teased us before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that new devices would be launched and has now listed...

  • Best folding bikes
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    Best folding bikes

    By 6 November 2012

    The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the folding bike also does a grand job in homes with narrow hallways or inaccessible garages. Some of them...

  • Team GB cycling 'hot pants' hope to power World Records, and Gold
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    Team GB cycling 'hot pants' hope to power World Records, and Gold

    By 2 August 2012

    After Mark Cavendish failed to place on the podium at the men's Olympic road race, the UK let out a sigh of disappointment. But there are plenty of other cycling events that Team GB will undertake, away from the road on the velodrome track. And Adidas,...

  • The kit Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with
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    The kit Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with

    By 23 July 2012

    So, Wiggins did it, becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France in its 109-year history. Taking victory at the Champs Elysee after a gruelling 2000-mile trip, Wiggins is the man of the hour. He didn't exactly manage it on a ten quid bike from...

  • Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C pictures and hands-on
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    Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C pictures and hands-on

    By 18 June 2012

    People are intrigued by folding bikes, as you'll soon discover when you hit the streets with the Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C. People will stop and stare; they'll gawp at you folding what looks like a normal bike in half. The biggest draw is that this...

  • Sportiiiis glasses give visual feedback for fitness fanatics
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    Sportiiiis glasses give visual feedback for fitness fanatics

    By 28 May 2012

    Clip the Sportiiiis heads up display to your glasses and you’ll be able to monitor your fitness levels as you work out. Fitness fanatics will be able to monitor their heart rate, speed (when running or cycling), power, cadence and pace with a visual...

  • Mio Cyclo 305 HC pictures and hands-on
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    Mio Cyclo 305 HC pictures and hands-on

    By 22 May 2012

    Mio has announced a new line of bike computers which draws on the company's experience in the satnav arena. We've managed to get our hands on the Mio Cyclo 305 following its announcement yesterday. The Cyclo 305 is a complete package for your bike, including...

  • Pocket-lint goes cycling with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff
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    Pocket-lint goes cycling with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff

    By 25 April 2012

    Cycling is going through a bit of a return to form at the moment. Everyone from the hipster to the slightly overweight 40-year-old is getting involved. Forget the days of men in Lycra and legs like matchsticks, cycling has well and truly hit the big time. ...

  • Boardman Team Carbon  review
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    Boardman Team Carbon review

    By 25 April 2012

    Pocket-lint recently undertook a fairly meaty 175km cycle with our bum firmly planted on its fairly comfortable seat. The Boardman Team Carbon was so good, we figured we'd give it a review. So what do you get with a £1499 bike? In most cases, more than...

  • Best bikes for the sunny weather
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    Best bikes for the sunny weather

    By 27 March 2012

    Queen once famously said “I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.” Every morning this song plays on loop in our heads as we stare out of the window looking at what appears to be one of the earliest summers we have ever had. As irritating as this...

  • Best cycling to work gear and gadgets
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    Best cycling to work gear and gadgets

    By 27 March 2012

    The sun is out, the clouds packed off on holiday for a few days and suddenly the UK is transformed from polar ice cap to that lush green and pleasant land that we all remember from last year. Long may it last. One of the best ways to enjoy the weather...

  • Agence 360 to start production on Overade foldable bike helmet
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    Agence 360 to start production on Overade foldable bike helmet

    By 3 February 2012

    French design studio Agence 360 is about to put its foldable urban bike helmet, Overade, into commercial production this year. A prototype was first made in 2010, by designer Patrick Jouffret in collaboration with engineer Philippe Arrouart, and the...

  • Apple Smart Bicycle System patent promises to bring Nike Plus to cyclists
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    Apple Smart Bicycle System patent promises to bring Nike Plus to cyclists

    By 7 August 2010

    Apple has patented a system that would allow you to turn your iPod into a bike computer, in the same way that users can currently use the Nike Plus system to track their running performance. Patently Apple, yes a site dedicated to find and reporting...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - Going Going Bike
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - Going Going Bike

    By 27 July 2010

    Pocket-lint's guessing that this new cycling auction site might be getting a bit busy in the next few days. We reckon there’s at least one famous Texan who has finally hung up his carbon fibre spurs and maybe, just maybe, he’s got some gear to get...

  • How to build a Tour de France 2010 bike
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    How to build a Tour de France 2010 bike

    By 22 July 2010

    If you're aiming to cycle 3600km through the some of the most mountainous countryside on the planet, you might want to make sure you've got a decent bike. What you're looking at just above this writing, and in some spaces below as well, is the very pinnacle...