There are scads of devices designed to monitor performance while running on the track or treadmill, ranging from MP3 players to running shoes. But digital health equipment pioneer Polar has made it a mission to come up with an electronic fitness aid for cyclists as well.
The CS600 is like an on-board computer with its own software, which Gadgetell says was developed with the help of six teams from last year's Tour de France, "evaluating your heart's performance, bike speed, altitude and cadence." But be warned: Good health often comes at a price, and in this … Read more
The KillaCycle, an all-electric motorcycle, is now the fastest electric vehicle of all time.
At a drag race in Chandler, Ariz., the bike completed a quarter mile in 8.168 seconds, breaking the six-year-old record of 8.801 held by Dennis Berube with an electric car for more than six years. The bike cranked it up to 155.87 miles an hour. Even more impressive, it hit this level of performance twice, on April 3 and April 4.
While it won't go over with the biking cognoscenti who prefer a polished Italian-made drivetrain, the occasional leisure cyclist may find this a fun toy along the lines of the suitcase bike.
Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a chain-free 3-speed called the Belt Drive Bike for $500
As it says in the name, the bicycle has a lube-free Kevlar belt in lieu of a bike chain. The company claims that its lightweight and grease-free belt system needs no tension adjustment, and will not slack or slip.
Ergonomic adjustable 9-inch seat, 19.75-inch aluminum frame, and 26-inch tires with stainless steel … Read more