SpeedX Leopard Smart Road-Bike

Great style, cleanand no wires - SpeedX Leopard Pro (image: kickstarter/© SpeedX.com)

Great style, cleanand no wires – SpeedX Leopard Pro (image: kickstarter/© SpeedX.com)

The term smart bike is a little bit overrated. Actually this kind of bikes are only already factory-fitted with a slightly better bike computer. Cabling and possibly lighting are here indeed integrated than having supplied his bicycle manually with a cycling computer. Let’s look at how far the SpeedX Leoprad proves to be an interesting piece Bicycle technology.

As it is to be expected, Leopard is equipped with a built in bike computer. The features of the computer are likely the level of advanced conventional devices on the market. In addition to a built-in GPS, the coupling with a smartphone is just as possible as the connection of ANT + devices. The 2.4” display has a resolution of 320×240 pixels. The control conceptseems to me very smart. The controller sits on the Ahead-Set-screwing of the stem. Touchscreens are sometimes not the last word and partly only difficult to operate.

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Moox Bike – a realy unique blend of bicycle and scooter

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the moox bike, the first bike-scooter-hybrid (image: © moox inc)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the moox bike, the first bike-scooter-hybrid (image: © moox inc)

If you often cycle through downtown you certainly have wished to change your bike with a scooter. Constantly ascend and descend can be annoying on a normal bike. But switching to a regular scooter results often in slow speed after you’ve left the crowd behind you. A scooter with pedals would be great. No problem, just take a look the Moox bike.

The Moox Bike combines the advantages of a conventional bike with those of a scooter. In addition to a footboard there are pedals. Also, the Moox is equipped with everything a real bike needs. Decent Disc Brakes, 7-speed derailleur, even a suspension fork is installed. To get the maximum comfort the 20 “wheels with fat tire bike coats are provided.

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Take a deep breath – Triton, the artificial gills rebreather

Triton artificial gills rebreather

Breath like a fish under water with Triton, the artificial gills rebreather (image: indiegogo/© Saeed Khademi)

Anyone who has seen James Bond in Thunderball will certainly remember the cool, small air cartridges with which James Bond could dip a few minutes under water. Triton, the worlds first artificial gills rebreather, is now walking on the same tracks.

The rebreather from fireball was able to save air for about 4 minutes diving under water. It was such a cool gadget that even the Royal Navy have asked the producers, where they can buy it. Unfortunatly it was only a prop.

It’s now over 50 years later and normaly no one should be surprised if this would be possible now. Nevertheless a unit of this size is still unknown (to me) until now. Ok, I’m not much into diving.

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LENKR, a wooden handlebar for your hippster fixi bike

A handlebar made from wood - LENKR, the realy cool handlebar (image: LENKR)

A handlebar made from wood – LENKR, the realy cool handlebar (image: LENKR)

A cool and clean look need cool parts. Thats the idea behind the LENK handlebar. Just take a plain piece of walnut wood, put some anodized end caps on it, ready.

Well, not completly. To make shure, that the LENKR doesn’t break, it comes with an inner core made of aluminium. That should provide enought safety to avoid breakage.

The LENKR handlebar comes in two sizes:

The first version (type a) has a 31.8mm diameter and 440mm length. With 285g it is not the lightest but of course one of the coolest handlebars on the market.  With about 149 € (163$) the type a is not the cheapes one. But we all know: design has it’s price.

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