There are now a bewildering array of cycling gadgets on the market; some good, some bad and some truly ground-breaking. We have searched far and wide to bring you a list of the very best cycling gadgets and wearables out there! Stuck for last-minute gifts? Here is Cycleplan’s definitive list of what to buy the bike-lover in your family.
The stylish Linka Smartlock is much more than a pretty face; it will send you push notifications if it senses someone tampering with it and the lock is also alarmed with a 100 dB (decibel) alarm. If a thief does somehow succeed in cycling off with your bike, the lock even has a geo-locator to help you and the police find it; or just to help you remember where you parked it.
Garmin Edge 820 GPS
Garmin Edge has become many a biker’s best friend over the years. Their latest model – the Edge 820 GPS provides seamless navigation, clearer way-marking layout and has its own round trip route planner, based on how far you want to ride.
Blaze Bike Light
Cycling at night can be a daunting prospect, but the Blaze Bike Light projects a laser bike outline ahead of you that shows up under headlights and streetlights – warning other traffic that you’re coming. It also has a bright LED light to illuminate the road ahead. Want even more proof of its usefulness? They’re going to be fitted to every Santander Cycle in London!
Oakley Radar Pace
One for the data lover. These ‘too cool for school’ Oakley shades pull in a wide variety of data for real-time performance. Co-developed with Intel, the Radar Pace glasses connect to your smartphone and provide real-time information such as speed, distance and elevation. To see what these glasses can do, watch this video:
Lumo Herne Hill Harrington Jacket
The Lumo Herne Hill Harrington Jacket has revolutionised the world of technical safety wear. Behind the stylish façade of this coat is a line of LED lights that will glow at the touch of a button. The front of the jacket has white LED lights that follow the line of the zip, and the back has red lights sewn into the rear hem. During the day, they are almost invisible and powered by a 1100mAh 3.7v lithium polymer battery that sits neatly in a discreet pocket in the inside front panel.
Levi’s 511 Commuter Jeans
Levi’s are the latest clothing brand to have made the jump into tech cycling wear. Aimed at the fashion conscious commuter, these jeans have reflective seams, forgiving fabric and are coated in NanoSphere, which is water and mud repellent. The perfect gift for the cycling hipster in your family.
Zackees Turn Signal Gloves
These clever cycling gloves have light-up turn signals on the back of each hand, making it easy for other road users to know where you are going in the dark. The signals are activated by touching the metal contacts that are on your thumb and the side of your palm.
Want to get out on your bike during the winter months? Then check out our Winter Revolution guides – with tips, fails and more! (link)
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