Cannondale iPod dock

Here’s a concept that might appeal to the gadget geeks: A iPod / bike integration that doesn’t suck. Of course we’ve seen iPod/iPhone holders that mount on handlebars but this Cannondale concept goes a bit further and seems vaguely familiar (Nike+ anyone?). Seems like everyone wants a piece of iPod pie these days. Cannondale’s idea …

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Way to save: Mountain bike gear deals

If you’re like me you’re looking for ways to save your scratch these days and sometimes it’s tough to pay up for the latest and greatest MTB gear. Fortunately I just found out about Chainlove.com from Back Country, the online sporting goods retailer. Chainlove has a single mountain bike product on the site each day …

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29ers from a female perspective

I’ve been considering a 29er for my next mountain bike and I’ve been trying to read as much as I can online about others’ experience with the larger wheels. I’ve even test ridden a Cannondale 29er and it felt great but I imagine the 29er works so well for me because I’m tall and I’m …

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Mountain bike gadgets and tech

A few mountain bike gadgets and tech you may have missed this year: The RAM Mount: Want to take your GPS, cell phone, and PDA out on the trail but don’t have a good place to stash them? How about on your handlebars. If I had one of these babies I’d probably end up using …

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High tech MTB crash protection & tips for n00bs

I read a couple good articles on mountain biking this morning: The Gear Junkie, Stephen Regenold, reviewed the D3O Armored L/S Crew and D3O Ultimate Chamois Bike Short from Spyder which is made with some super high tech materials that can protect you in a mountain bike crash. The secret is d30 gel, a space …

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Charge your GPS or iPod on the trail

As if carrying your iPhone on the MTB trail wasn’t geeky enough, now you can CHARGE your iPhone on the trail using only the wind rushing over your handlebars: Meet the HY Mini Wind Turbine. Just attach the HY Mini to your bike and as long as your speed relative to the wind is over …

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Mod your mountain bike for commuting

I was reading a blog yesterday (which, oddly is gone today so I can’t link to it) that was talking about modifying a mountain bike to make it a lean, mean, commuting machine. Now while I don’t normally condone taking a perfectly good mountain biking and wussing it out, gas prices ARE getting ridiculous and …

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MTB Wallet: The JIMI

If you’re like me, you like to be prepared when you go out for a ride. What if you get lost on forest service roads and want to ask a redneck with a pick-up for a shuttle back to your car? How are you gonna convince your buddy to jump that insane looking gap that …

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Mountain bike trail tech

If you’ve been reading the blog or checking out the site you already know I love to mix electronics and mountain biking. For years I’ve been riding with a digital camera and GPS and now I’m even getting into the whole helmet cam scene with the GoPro HERO. I suppose the website is pretty high …

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Bike price inflation?

If you’ve been reading the news lately you know staple food item prices are way up: the price of corn, for example, has risen 30 percent in the last year. There seem to be a number of reasons for the price increases, including increased demand for corn to produce ethanol and the higher fuel costs …

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Electric mountain bike

If you don’t feel like working yourself back into shape this spring, check out the E+ Mountain Bike from Electric Motion Systems (EMS). The E+ is pretty much a real mountain bike with 26″ knobby tires and Shimano components with a kick – a hub mounted brushless permanent magnet electric motor capable of producing up …

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