Holiday Gift Guide: LumaGlo

by Khem Suthiwan

 

The LumaGlo Crossbelt is the next generation of wearable safety gear. Its multi-colored, moving patterns hold the ultimate attention-grabbing power in even the heaviest traffic and most inclement weather conditions.

Whether you commute on your bike or just looking for a simple way to make yourself visible during low-light conditions, the LumaGlo Crossbelt is a great solution. You can wear it as a belt or a sash. Lights illuminate in different colors, moving patterns, and its speed sensors even sync the lights to turn bright red when you stop, in order to alert others around you.

The LumaGlo Crossbelt is flexible, lightweight (135g) yet durable (rugged polyester blend), folds up easily for storage when not in use, and has a USB rechargeable battery. It is also available in two sizes (S/M and L/XL), giving users the flexibility to wear as a belt or while wearing a backpack.

As more and more cyclists take to the roads, and visibility to motorists and other cyclists becomes more important, the LumaGlo Crossbelt is a definite must-have for anyone trying to keep the rubber side down.

Holiday Gift Guide: OTTOLock

by Khem Suthiwan

Cable locks, U-locks, chains. So many ways to lock up a bike and thieves always manage to figure out how to get through them…until now.

Weighing in at 120g, the OTTOLock is an amazing lightweight and strong lock to compliment your current “bike security system.” Their patent-pending multi-layered steel and Kevlar® band design will keep your ride secured and safe from potential bike thieves. It is cut-resistant, even from bolt cutters!

 

 

Setting up the combination was super easy, no problem with fitting in your jersey pocket or saddle bag, and available in three different sizes (18”, 30”, and 60”) for various uses outside of bike security (think kayaks, coolers, and anything else you want to lock up!).

 

The OTTOLock is definitely worth the investment, giving you peace of mind that your ride doesn’t end up in someone else’s hands.

Holiday Gift Guide: Footbeat, A New Way to Recover

by Alison Freeman

 

If you’re like most of us – getting older but convinced you can get faster and beat the pants off your younger self – then you know how important recovery is to your training. Meet Footbeat: a pair of moccasins that house an insole that houses a little engine-driven bubble, which compresses your arch which then increases circulation and therefore removes metabolic waste – including lactate, which is also known as: the reason your legs feel like crap. Tiny little engine, big freakin’ deal.

 

The best part about Footbeat is how darn convenient the moccasins are to use. Finish up a run or a bike, shower (optional), and pop those things on while you eat a recovery meal, answer emails, do a little work, or analyze the data file from your workout. Plus they’re easy to tuck into a backpack and bring on a plane or long road trips – keep your legs fresh while you’re sitting for hours, and ensure your legs are ready the next day for a major bike ride or the big race of the season.