Bicycles are becoming more and more popular as days go by. People return to them because they do not pollute and they help us exercise. Moreover, if you cycle with your friends or family you can socialize in a very fun way. Many innovative products were developed in 2012. Some of them were aimed at bicycles. Below we present three cycling innovations that were in the spotlight in 2012.
Revolights is perhaps, one of the best lighting systems for bikes of the year 2012. It is made of two hoop-like devices that are mounted on the bicycle’s wheel rims. Each hoop contains 8 LEDs that blink on and off. The blinking pattern is decided by the speed at which you turn the wheels. This illuminates half the wheel (one in white and one in red ). This innovation made it on our list of dazzling cycling innovations because it makes the bike visible at night. As a result the position of the bike is given away to car drivers.
2. The SpyBike system
A bike is easy to steal. A motivated thief can bypass most security locks. However, if your vehicle has a GPS tracking device, you can still find it. The SpyBike system is among the best anti-thief cycling innovations. The GPS tracking device is hidden inside the headset. Once the device is activated it will record the position of the bike whenever it moves. The coordinates will be uploaded to cloud and you will be able to find your bike.
3. The Adaptrac system
Flat tires are a pain. You are forced to dismount wherever you are and to start inflate your tires. What if you could do this while riding the bike? The ADAPTRAC system is an interesting innovation that allows you to inflate and deflate your tires as you cycle.
These cycling innovations strive to make riding a bike safer and more pleasurable. Which of these ads-on would you choose for your bicycle?
( Source: gizmag; Image source: gizmag and hfholiday )