We all have that one gadget-obsessed cyclist friend who loves trying out new “toys”. So what exactly should we get them for Christmas? Here are some ideas.
1. Cycle Computers
Garmin Edge 130 Bike Computer
This computer is easy to read under both sunlight and low-light conditions. Its GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellites and altimeter will show you how far, fast, hard and high you have ridden. It also has navigation, turn prompts and can show you how to get back to where you started from.
This device is compatible with Varia™ cycling awareness accessories, which include rearview radars and smart bike lights. It has a battery life of up to 13 hours. Once connected, it can also show you notifications, weather, LiveTrack Assistance features, and can share your location.
Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT
The Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT can track rides and has a built-in GPS which does not rely on your smart phone. You can use Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ dual-band technology to pair with various cycling sensors and heart rate monitors. Download a free companion app, and it will show you data fields, allows you to customise profiles, track performance and share ride data.
BLAZE Laser Light
This laser light is excellent for navigating during rush hour or early in the morning before the Sun has risen. This rechargeable 300 lumen LED bike light has a bonus safety feature: a laser.
Its “forward projection” technology will project a bright bike symbol six metres in front of you, making sure you are visible to other road users fro various perspectives, therefore increasing your safety. The white light will also beam out blind spots, junctions and situations where you are otherwise unseen.
Stix Sport Combo
The Stix Sport Combo package contains a bright, 95-lumen headlight and 18-lumen tail light. Both feature the versatility of six light modes, ranging from steady and strong to flashing and brilliant. They also feature wide-angle beams that can be seen from multiple directions. Charging the battery is super easy thanks to the built-in USB tab that eliminates the need for a cable. This combo pack is definitely for the gadget-crazy! Get this here for SGD $80.
This helmet, like the BLAZE Laser Light, has been featured in the Forbes Magazine. It was even listed as Oprah’s Favourite Things 2018. It has 48 integrated lights (10 in the front and 38 at the back), allowing you to be seen both in the day and in the night.
An attachable remote is wirelessly connected to the lights at the back of the helmet to indicate whether you are going left or right. The helmet even has a built-in accelerometer to sense whether you are slowing down, and will turn a solid red to give the others behind you a heads-up when you do.
This helmet is weather-proof, rechargeable and is of Gold Standard Protection, internationally certified. Use the Lumos helmet app to sync with Strava or Apple Health, track activity and adjust helmet settings.
Go to the Lumos Helmet App Dashboard to keep track of rides, Settings to customise helmet to habits and Battery Notifications to see the amount of battery the helmet has left.
S-Works Evade with ANGi
Specialized has transformed the bicycle helmet into a live tracking device, crash detector, and safety beacon. Their helmets not only add protection, they’re also the only helmets designed to connect you to help when you need it most. Specialized has just reinvented the helmet. You can get this helmet here for SGD $410.
4. Smart Bike Lock
This smart lock has motion sensors that when triggered, will sen an alert to your phone. It will then produce a piercing 110 dB alarm that will alert everyone around. The lock is a mounted, keyless steel reinforced lock engineered to withstand attack. Even if the thief can remove the lock, the PRO+ model built-in GPS will show exactly where the thief is.
5. Action Camera
Cycliq FLY6 and FLY12
Capture everything, the good the bad, the beautiful with the cycliq action camera. It also has powerful lights that will allow you to be seen in the day and in the night. Feel safe because they have your back (and front).
You can connect and share using the mobile app, social media and Strava app. This dashcam was engineered for cyclists and Cycliq has a mission to make cycling safer and give you peace of mind when you’re on the bike.
These cameras will ensure you have incident protection, capture number plates and have lights with multiple modes. Cycliq cameras have a Home Safe Mode which will turn on when the camera is low on battery and keep your lights on for another 30 minutes.
It also has an extended life battery, with a battery life of 8 hours in camera only mode and 4 to 5 hours with the lights on. Connect the app, and the alarm will sound if someone moves your bike. It is easily mountable, and the oldest footage will automatically be overwritten, so you never run out of SD card space.
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