Here's three gadgets for your bicycle that will make cycling a little safer and more fun
There are loads of gadgets which you can fix onto your bicycle from cycling computers to devices that help make cycling safer in a world dominated by automobiles. Here are three of the coolest bicycle-specific gadgets we've seen so far.
The Varia Rearview Radar is a unique device that clips to the back of the bicycle saddle and at its most basic, acts like a rear flashing bicycle light.
What it actually does is that it uses radar technology to detect cars behind you. The head unit which can be attached to the handlebars will show you how far the cars are behind you – you’ll also get alerts when cars are about to pass you.
The Varia alerts you to cars coming up behind you. It even lets you use Garmin cycling computers like the Edge 25 as the display.
However, the head unit isn’t needed if you have high-end Garmin cycling computers like the Edge 25 and Edge 520. They can be paired with the Varia to be used as the display.
Any gadget that keeps you safe by alerting motorists and pedestrians that you are nearby is always a welcome piece of tech to have on your bicycle.
The Blaze Laserlight is one such device – it’s a 300-lumen LED bicycle light with a laser built-in and it’s just not for show.
The Blaze Laserlight headlamp for bicycles comes with a 300-lumen LED light as well as a laser which projects a bicycle symbol 6-metres in front of you to alert pedestrians and vehicles ahead of you before they even see you.
The laser is used to project a bicycle symbol six metres in front of the cyclist. As pedestrians coming off the kerb and cars about to come around a corner may not see you approaching, the bicycle light will alert them to your presence.
The laser and the LED headlamp can be controlled independently and the light is said to last for up to eight hours on a single charge. The device is also water resistant.
It’s a nifty idea and while it isn’t cheap, you can’t really put a price on safety can you?