Safety first! Get a smart bike helmet with a built-in LED signaling system

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Lumos helmets boast LEDs that act as turn signals and brake lights. And they work with iPhone and Apple Watch!
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More people are riding bikes than ever, especially in big cities. With pandemic fears causing folks to avoid public transportation, and lessened traffic due to all the shutdowns, it’s the perfect time to take it to the streets on two wheels.

Safety is always a legit concern for cyclists, especially with more on the road. And these LED-laden helmets enhance riders’ protection in multiple ways. Plus, they are app-enabled and work with iOS devices and Apple Watch.

Magic Flute bike pump is a magical tool you shouldn’t ride without

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The Magic Flute bike pump is as gorgeous as it is practical.
The Magic Flute bike pump is as gorgeous as it is practical.
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Best List: Magic Flute bike pump by Portland Design Works

The magic of the Magic Flute is its ability to do two things with equal aplomb.

On the one hand, it is a solidly built hand pump that lets you fill your bike tire the old-fashioned way. On the other, it is a handy CO2 cartridge adapter that lets you fill your tire quickly without the need for elbow grease.

The greatest (bike) show on earth

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Uvex's Variotronic sunglasses darken up at the touch of a button.
Uvex's Variotronic sunglasses darken up at the touch of a button.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

LAS VEGAS — If you noticed a substantial drop in leg-shaved and Lycra-clad bicyclists on the roads in your part of the world it is because they are all taking a spin in Sin City.

They didn’t come for the penny slots, forced air and big-ass beers, though. They made the pilgrimage to Vegas to attend the annual mega-bike show known as Interbike. It brings out industry giants like Giro and Shimano, but the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well too, with small builders and garage tinkerers showing off their latest big ideas.

Cult of Mac walked the show floor on day one look at it all. Here is some of the coolest new stuff we found.