Wearable tech doesn’t have to be techy. Apple, Garmin, and many others make watches that can be linked to various ride tracking apps, yet I found myself drawn to the Suunto line, a lesser-known GPS watch brand. Part of my interest in Suunto was due to that they design and manufacture their watches in Finland, a country that seems to specialize in GPS watches and devices. For me, switching a computer from bike to bike, and managing the mounts for each, was too big of a pain in the ass. Convenience is king when your life revolves around riding, reviewing, and documenting bikes and bike rides. I’ve been making moves with the Suunto Traverse for three years now and truly believe these watches are worth their hefty price tag.
For those of you who hold an interest in the evolution of the bicycle over the ages, this book is for you. Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History is a publication by the MIT press that breaks down each of the innovations that have brought us to the modern machines we use everyday…
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Ok, this is very interesting on many levels. It’s like an airbag for your head and while most attempts at projects like this are far-fetched, the Invisible Bike helmet actually feels very real. Personally, I think a bike helmet that fits you, both physically and stylistically will be a joy to wear. Or you could wear a weird scarf-looking thing… See more at the Invisible Bicycle Helmet.
Bicycle application. Now?
I’ve seen this floating around and wondered why the aluminum frame builders don’t offer this treatment on their frames. Sure, it’s gotta come down to numbers but micro arc oxidation might be a great re-appropriation for track bikes. Maybe LOW could try this out?
“Three times stronger than stainless steel”
Thanks for sparking the post, Oscar.