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Monday, January 25, 2010

OR Show: Winter Bike Commuting Gear

Posted By on January 25, 2010, 10:30 AM

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While the Winter Outdoor Retailer Market isn't necessarily geared for bikers, there were a few vendors with new product advancements worth mentioning. You might even be able to purchase these in time to get your butt out of your car and on to a bike this winter.---


Lights: EOS

Princeton Tec said they have made the brightest light on the market. At 50 lumens, you will not only be seen, but you might blind oncoming traffic. Clip it to your helmet, handlebars or wear it as a headlamp. This is a nifty safety-oriented piece that is worth every penny.

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Bag: Timbuk2 Maverick Swig

Timbuk2 just upped the ante with their new 2010 line of bomber, waterproof messenger and standard bags. Bike in winter slush with ease of mind for the life of your laptop. Pictured above, CEO Mike Wallenfels says this is what he uses on his 21 mile commute from Merin County across the Golden Gate into San Francisco.

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Cruiser: Nirve

Cruisin' just got easier with a bicycle that automatically changes gears. That's right, no more toggling. Equipped with an on-board (very compact) Shimano CPU that shifts gears for you, the women's Lahaina pictured above is Huntington Beach bike-maker Nirve's new tech-savvy line. The CPU also runs your light system that turns on when it is dusk and is powered by your peddling. 

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