Five Inventions Every Cyclist Should Have
There are a lot of ways cycling is good for the body and the soul. If you like cycling you should discover these latest products and innovations from the bicycling industry.
#1 The invisible bicycle helmet
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.
#2 Bicycle Escalator To Help Climb Hills
Scandinavia is well-known for its efforts to improve quality of life so it’s not surprising they’re came up with this idea. In the city of Trondheim, Norway lies a hill that’s big and steep enough to deter casual cyclists. To help promote cycling in the city and give the environmentally friendly activity a ‘lift’, a bicycle escalator called the Trampe was installed. With this awesome bike escalator cyclist just places a foot on the platform and lets it push him (or her) up the hill with speed about 3-4 miles per hour.
#3 Bike lift and carry
Bike Lift and Carry, a bicycle shoulder strap that unrolls like a queue divider, for carrying bikes up hills or stairs, by Ukrainian studio Mukomelov. Bike Lift and Carry by Mukomelov‘s Bike Lift and Carry, allows you to easily lift and comfortably carry your bicycle or e-bike as if it was a shoulder bag.
#4 Seil bag that displays traffic signs
In order to help bikers riding their bike safely, Seil Bag by korean Lee Myung Su design lab has been designed to display left and right signals, well actually various signals that the rider wants to display instead of using hand signals. It’s an innovative wearable technology that brings style and safety to bike riders, it comes in a form of a backpack. There’s a small controller which can be used to transmit basic signals to LED display, thus, giving a custom message for others are driving or walking around the rider. A custom signals can be added through custom mobile app.
#5 Solar-powered glowing bicycle path
Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that, when illuminated at night by glowing pebbles and LEDs, looks like Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting. We’ve seen similar glowing paths before in the U.K.The kilometer-long bike path, which was created using both glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LEDs, is located in Brabant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised. The swirling, glowing forms on the path’s surface will help bicyclists stay on track when they ride at night.