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Modify Watches grows deeper into cycling market

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San Francisco, CA, Modify Industries, Inc.,a San Francisco-based company that designs and manufactures interchangeable watches, announced today their recent collaborations with iconic IBD’s, cycling teams and street cycling heroes.

Following their successful Kickstarter campaign – ‘Mod-To-Order’- Modify Watches can now print-on-demand fully-customized watch designs These are printed and assembled in the San Francisco, CA and Modify is proud to offer the same process to cycling teams and IBD’s.  This control over the supply chain and production enables Modify to service both large and small shops, as well as teams.

“Modify’s entry into the cycling industry and itsculture is a natural extension for our brand and, more importantly, fun for our team.” states Aaron Schwartz, CEO, Modify Watches.  “We want to work with brands, teams and people that inspire us. IBD’splay a critical role for communities, as these brick and mortar shops offer the best resources for people to learn about our product. We are proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with people that we admire.”

Modify has made custom watches for SRAM,Pinarello, Ritte Racing, Hodala Cyclocross Team,Cyclehawk, Godspeed Courier and Levi’s GranFondo to name a few. Shops such as One On One Bicycle in Minneapolis and West End Bikes in Portland are signed on to carry custom watches as well as stock options. For dealer inquiries please contact Aaron Schwartz, aaron@modifywatches.com

About Modify Industries, Inc.

Founded in 2010, Modify Watches are fun, colorful and affordable timepieces featuring mix-and-match faces and straps. Near endless custom combinations means you can build the perfect “Mods” to match your style. Modify is an industry leader and official licensee of Major League Baseball, Major Leagues Soccer as well as local and national cycling teams and companies.  Their tagline says it all: Show YOUR Colors! More at ModifyWatches.com | @modifywatches

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Retroshift rebrands to Gevenalle

Cyclocross component maker Retroshift is changing its name and face to Gevenalle, and introducing an expanded and updated product line. Gevenalle, derived from two dutch words and translates to “Give All” reflecting the brands commitment to creating innovative and performance enhancing shifting solutions for cyclocross. The name change comes as the brand launches Hydraulic Shift Levers and Cassette Adapters both designed to address the specific needs of shifting in the mud and dirt. All Gevenalle products undergo testing in a race atmosphere before being brought to market.

“Gevenalle products are the result of a love for cyclocross and desire to offer innovative and problem solving solutions for the sport that road components don’t quite meet. Our products are geared toward the cross racer looking to improve his/her performance with race parts built to better meet their requirements. “We are offering affordable, after market components that better meet the requirements of the muddy carnage we call cyclocross”. -Adam Clement (Founder of Gevenalle)

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Velo Hinge – Feedback Sports

The Velo Hinge from Feedback Sports is an affordable, patent pending bike wall rack with simple, innovative technology for conveniently storing your bicycle. We should have some soon for our review, keep an eye out.
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Hinge design allows bike to swing left or right

Optimizes available storage area

Fold hook away when not in use

Wheel bumper stabilizes bike and prevents swaying

Specs:

Powder coated steel
7.25” X 3.5” X 0.63” (185mm X 90mm X 16mm)

Load Capacity: 50lbs

Assembled to pivot left (changeable)

3 year warranty

Patent Pending

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cool tool – Ruckus Composites – Carbon Access Tool

No more jingles, introducing the C.A.T. (Carbon Access Tool from Ruckus Composites. Clean, sleek and classy. The C.A.T. can fit a variety of keys and tools including most bicycle lock opening devices. Available next week for purchase, stay tuned and pick one up. Guaranteed to make you the talk of the town, or at least the coffee shop.

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Rokform v3 case bike mount | review

As important to my rides as having a clean kit, plenty of food and water, and a spare tube, is having my iPhone. It keeps tracks of my rides, keeps me connected to my family and friends should something go south, and more often than not, maps to get me through newly discovered country roads or maybe to take a pic trail side. Now where to put it. I have always thrown it in my jersey pocket but  doing so isn’t the greatest with sweat or for hot days, the occasional dowse of water. What about mounting on the handlebars or stem? Everything I had seen made the iPhone’s overall size much larger and more in the way. Then enters the new v3 bike case and mount from Rokform.
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Machined from anodized Billit 6061 T-6 aluminum and only weighing approximately 64 grams, it won’t impact your ride for the weight weenies out there. It connects to any of Rokform’s v3 cases, which include cases for the iPhone 4/4s, 5, and Samsung Galaxy S3 (not verified, but possibly the S4 as well). The case adds around 25 grams so still keeping it light. Rockform sent us the iPhone 4/4s version for our review.
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Very easy to install, remove your existing top cap and bolt from your stem and install the mount. The mount is adjustable with a -20 to +55 degree viewing angle and is set during install. Once installed, your phone is then securely placed in its polycabonate case, with an optional lanyard for ease of carrying and for a third level of protection for your phone. Third level? What is the first and second? Well, I’m glad you asked. There are three ways the Rokform case and bike mount work together to keep your phone secure and with you along your ride. First, you twist the case onto the mount, while doing this you will feel the tug of the second level of protection, which is the nice sized magnet embedded in the case.
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I tested the case and bike mount over a couple of months on all types of riding, be it road bike on asphalt, gravel, dirt, and also mountain bike trails. I didn’t use the lanyard and never did the case and mount disconnect. On particular rough road or trail, there is a small inherent rattle, which I believe to be where the case and mount touch. My gut reaction always was to check to make sure it was still locked and it always was. The overall size of the case is the most minimalist I have seen to date. With that said only on my road bike would I occasionally brush the case while climbing with my thighs. One might say a simple fix is just to keep my weight shifted back and this fixes the problem, don’t tell anyone, I sometimes bump my legs against the top of my bar on the road bike while climbing also.
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For less than $100 you have a case and bike mount that will withstand the long rides or abuse you put it through. The case you can bring anywhere, fits well in your pocket and protects your phone in the event it takes an accidental fall to the floor. It fits other Rokform accesories, such as their sport clip or their tripod mount, as well comes in several colors.

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Musguard

Pretty cool concept, simple and easy to install it appears.

More information can be found at their site here.
Help the cause on their Kickstarter page.

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Boombotix Boombot2 Review

Whether clipped onto your messenger bag, sitting on your workbench or your office desk, the Boombotix Boombot2 delivers great sound from your Bluetooth device. Three button operation makes it simple. Press the center button to turn it on, when the light turns green you can use the headphone jack input to play music. Press the button again, the light turns blue, you can connect via any Bluetooth device. The outside two buttons are simply to turn the volume up and down. When you are done or need to charge the battery, press and hold the center button and it turns off with two beeps. Charging is done with the supplied mini-USB cable, to your computer or USB wall plug you might already have from your iPhone.

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The Boombot2 comes in a handful of designs, but you can paint it very easily and make it all your own. Boombotix sent us over one for our review and we were impressed by the sound and volume. It comes in handy not only around the bike but also around the house and outside. We found where our iPhone lacked in sound the Boombot2 was right there to solve that problem. It took a beating; getting tossed around and the occasional splash of water. At around $70 the Boombotix Boombot2 gives you some great sound that is totally portable and lasted for hours.

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Bicycle Rear View Camera

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Chrome Industries Announcement – Welded Postbag and Rucksack

Chrome Industries announced today two new bags, the Welded Postbag and Welded Rucksack, weatherproof, utilitarian packs made for the city commuter. The Welded Transport bags use the same technology as Coast Guard boats to deliver the most durable waterproof protection with the least amount of weight. Chrome’s 100% RF welded waterproof bags with versatile and can be worn over the shoulder, carried in hand or strapped onto a bike rack or basket.

Chrome Industries’ Welded Transport bags include:

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Welded Postbag: Heritage inspired postbag with high-tech welded waterproof seams. The Welded Postbag has an adjustable shoulder strap for cross body wear and interior haul handles for off-body carry. It’’s designed to be worn over the shoulder or strapped onto a bike rack or basket. Features included welded waterproof seam construction to keep contents dry; removable, padded laptop sleeve that fits up to MacBook Pro 15 inches; Daisy Chain mounting loops on back panel; and quick access exterior pockets to fit U-lock, wallet, keys, and personal items. Made with waterproof 600 denier TPU coated outer shell and custom gunmetal finished hardware.

Available in Charcoal
MSRP: $80
Available in-store and online: 5/1/2013

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Welded Rucksack: Heritage inspired Welded Rucksack features high-tech welded waterproof seam construction that keeps contents dry. Features include a removable, padded laptop sleeve that fits up to MacBook Pro 15 inches; Daisy Chain mounting loops on back panel; quick access exterior pockets for U-lock, wallet, keys, and personal items; shark tooth closures that adjust for different volumes and load sizes; ergonomic shoulder strap design; and industrial metal cam lock compression buckles. Made with waterproof 600 denier TPU coated outer shell and custom gunmetal finished hardware.

MSRP: $110
Available in-store and online: 5/1/2013

Welded Transport bags can be purchased in Chrome Hubs located in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland, OR and online at www.chromeindustries.com.

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Car Grammar

This concept helmet includes headlight, turn signal and brake light.

via clusterflock

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