If you’ve got a bicycle and an iPhone/iPt, here’s a pretty interesting development: iBike, who earlier this year introduced a $200-plus kit that turned the iPhone into a sensor-linked cycling computer, has just released a $70 iPhone cycling package for riders who aren’t Gu-fueled cycling nuts; and it includes what looks like a stellar — and free — cycling app.
Thing is, iBike’s new $70 iBike Coach package is basically iBike’s $60 iPhone bike mount bundled with a six-month subscription to fitness-focused social media site Strava. The iBike Coach app, which is completely free, runs off your iDevice’s GPS (just like many other cycling apps) and doesn’t require Strava or the case to function; which is awesome, because the interface looks really, really cool.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.