Random Bike Gear Roundup

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Every so often we come across some biking products that we like to wrap up short and sweet.  Here are a few of the latest to come across our desk:

Wind Blox bicycle noise blockers.  It’s great to get on your bike and into the great outdoors.  But if you are a serious cyclist you may find yourself screaming along at well over thirty miles an hour and the wind noise can be really annoying.  Wind Blox go right on the straps of your helmet and the company says they can block up to 80$ of the wind noise.  Wind Blox will still let you hear the sounds of oncoming traffic and have conversations with other bikers. The quick bi-directional Velcro closure takes seconds to mount to either side of your helmet. You don’t have to disassemble your helmet straps to install. They are durable, easy wash and dry, they don’t come unglued, fray or matt. In addition, they can reduce cold wind-induced ear aches, are excellent for hearing aid wearers, have US-based support, and include reflective lettering to increase night visibility. Wind Blox comes in several different models ranging in price from $14.95 to $18.95.

Wind-Blox Pro – Cycling Wind Noise Reducer

RockyMounts Debo Cable Lock – There are several reasons why we still like combination cable locks.  First off, you can’ t lost the keys.  Secondly, they are flexible and allow you to secure your bike to the bike rack on your car, or to a stanchion on the street.  They do a decent job of discouraging thieves.  RockyMounts rates the Debo as a 3 on a scale of ten, which means the cut-resistant cable won’t stop a thief but will delay or discourage one. Price is $24.95

RockyMounts Debo

Arrowhere High Visibility Jacket  – The concept is simple but effective.  A highly reflective jacket with a huge arrow on the back that tells motorists to move to the left so they don’t hit you.  Arrowhere began with a hi-vis jacket and now makes backpack covers, vests, shells, and a variety of other outerwear pieces.  The top of the line reflective and waterproof jacket sells for $90.  Among the other products in the line include a windproof shell for $50 and a highly reflective backpack cover for $25.

Bontrager Daytime Running Lights – Ion 800R – We all know the importance of using lights on our bikes at night, but you might not be aware of the large number of biking accidents that occur in broad daylight.  That’s one reason why daytime running lights are becoming increasingly popular. The Bontrager Ion 800R packs the power of light into a sleek design for use at home or on any road, mountain, or town bike. Bright and compact, the Ion 800 R is powered by a CREE LED that lights up the road or trail with 5 modes and an adjustable sync bracket for easy mounting.

Features:

  • See with our focused optics and over 270 degrees of visibility
  • 800 Lumens via high-power CREE LED
  • 800LM-1.5hrs, 450LM-3hrs, 200LM-6hrs, night flash-20hrs, day flash 20hrs
  • Fully charges in 6 hours through sealed Micro USB port
  • Includes 20 degree +/- adjustable Sync bracket that fits bars from 22.2-35.0mm
  • Blendr compatible, secure bar mount available

Price $99.99

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