The bicycling industry has experienced a boom of innovation in just the last 5 years, and the Leardon Solutions Team is proud to be a part of helping entrepreneurs create products that are safe, stylish and useful for the bicycling masses. Here’s our list of the top 5 bike gadgets that every cyclist should have in their arsenal.
Finally, a device that captures all of your hard bicycling power and puts it into charging your small devices! For a mere $99, you’ll have the power to charge all of our devices right at the tip of your toes. Lean more about the Atom here.
Traditionally bikers have always relied on small front and back lights to warn cars of their presence during the evening and nighttime hours. Today bikers have a much better solution with Revolights, a revolutionary lighting system that enhances a bike riders visibility with bright red (for the rear) and white (for the front) lights reflected onto the front and back of tires. The Revolights can be seen from 360 degrees,which means for the first time cars coming from all directions will be able to see bike riders at night. Buy your set of Revolights here.
The stylish and safe Torch Helmet is a product that is near and dear to our hearts as we worked with the creators of the Torch helmet to make an elegant manufacturing prototype. Much like the Revolight, the Torch Helmet aims to up visibility in all directions by using bright white and red lights, but the Torch utilizes something that most all bicyclists wear – Helmets! Not only does the Torch Helmet help cars see you from multiple angles but it also helps light your path. We find that the design is as beautiful at night as it is in the day. Sign up for the Torch mailing list and be one of the first to know when the helmet and other Torch apparel will available for purchase. You can also follow their progress on Facebook here.
Zackees Turn Signal Gloves
Now that we’re firmly on the subject of illumination, why not add Zackees Turn Signal Gloves to you list of bicycle accessories? With Zackees the power of lighted turn signals will be just a hand squeeze away. Before you get too excited we must say that Zackees are not on sale just yet. We recommend you Sign up to be notified about the Zackees Turn Signal Gloves and be one of the first to back their soon to be launched Kickstarter campaign.
At first glance, the invisible bike helmet seems to be a hoax, but alas it is a true – you can wear a bike helmet and look fashionable at the same time. We have to give it to the two Swedish entrepreneurs who were passionate enough to take their idea to market in only 8 years time. You won’t believe the innovation until you see it in action.
The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.
Right now only Europeans can snatch up an inflatable helmet for $500. Only time will tell if high fashion bicycle accessories will pay off. We sure hope they do!