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The holiday shopping season officially opens today, on Black Friday. I’ve combed the tradeshow floors for 2013 and think these five gifts are worthy of falling on any cyclist’s list.
Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrap Mini
The $90 PowerSync SolarWrap Mini portable charger is a 90-gram (3 oz.) flexible, 18-inch-long roll-out solar panel attached to a 4-1/4×1-1/4-inch cylinder housing a lithium-ion battery and battery-level indicator LED. 10 hours in the sun will fully charge its battery. Alternatively, to already have full power available as soon as you go off of the grid, rain or shine, you can charge the battery via its Micro-USB input port from a USB cord connected to a computer, wall outlet, or cigarette lighter.
Through its USB output port, it recharges mobile devices at the same speed as a wall outlet. The 1000mAh (milliampere-hour) battery holds enough charge to fully recharge a smart phone once, an iPod twice, and a camera battery 2.5 times; it powers my Garmin many times on a charge. The thin-film solar technology not only makes it rollable or foldable, but it also can be torn or otherwise damaged in sections, and the undamaged portion will continue to produce a charge from the sun, even without full sun available.
Attach it to a backpack, tent, or tree or lay it out in the sun to charge.
- What’s up everyone, I just started getting more serous into cycling as a recent doctors visit implied I need more exercise. I use to be really into riding around with my family on our bikes, but never on the level of a lot of you.
I’m now thinking of getting a nice road bike to motivate me to get out there and be active. It’s a lot better motivation than the old rusted huffy from walmart in the garage LOL. I’m trying too choice between a more expensive Diamondback Podium 1 and something a little more simple like Pure Fix Cycles bike. There is around a $200 price difference between these bikes, do you think the Diamondback is that much better? One of my good friends who is really involved in cycling has the Diamondback Podium 1 is suggesting it. What about other road bikes? Any suggestions ?
- Great condition. Bike was upgraded from 105 to full Ultegra 6600 group when it was new.
Ritchey Pro Carbon handlebars 46cm
Ritchey aluminum 100mm stem
Ritchey aluminum zero setback seat post
Mavic Acksium wheel set
Maxxis Detonator tires (approximately half life remaining)
Fizik Arione CX saddle (shows wear)
53-39 chain rings
All cable and housing replaced approx. 8 months ago.
Paint has a few blemishes from normal use.
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