Week in Tech: Strava Top Stops, Pumpkin Clif Bars, daytime using lights, and …

October 11, 2014 - photo frame

  • By VeloNews.com
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  • Diamondback claims a Serios is faster than both a Cervelo P5 and Trek Speed judgment during certain breeze angles. Photo: Diamondback


  • Clif’s pumpkin piquancy bar is one of 4 anniversary flavors. One percent of deduction from these limited-edition flavors goes to Protect Our Winters, a non-profit dedicated to flighting meridian change. Photo: Clif Bar


  • The new Cygolite Dash 320 is usually $55 though has a 320-lumen outlay and 4 LED daytime using lights. Photo: Cygolite


  • Strava compares a resources of float information with information from Foursquare to find a many renouned stop spots for cyclists. Photo: Strava.com

Here’s your Week in Tech — all a rigging news, tips and announcements we need and nothing of a selling nonsense we don’t.

Strava Labs Top Stops

Strava can now find and arrangement a best places to stop for a mid-ride snack, coffee, photo, view, or balance up. It’s called Top Stops, and a initial use has usually been rolled out in a San Francisco area so far, though might be stretched if Strava sees direct for a feature.

Strava compares a resources of float data, privately information on mid-ride stops, with information from Foursquare to find a many renouned stops for cyclists. The outcome is a extensive map of a best float stops in a brook area that includes magnitude of visits, common length of visits, and more.

The feature, if rolled out national or worldwide, would be a illusory transport tool, permitting riders to learn a internal haunts with ease.

Check out Top Stops

Cygolite adds daytime using lights

Most mid- to high-end cars and scarcely all motorcycles have daytime using lights, designed to urge prominence and safety. But few cyclists take a same precaution.

Cygolites new Dash 320 facilities a categorical 320-lumen LED, to be used when a big, absolute light is needed, and has a set of 4 less-powerful LED daytime using lights.

“We figured that if drivers get to have this reserve record and cyclists float a same roads, afterwards since not confederate daytime using lights for cyclists. Based on this thought, a Dash 320 is engineered from a belligerent adult to glow adult a highway during night and to make your participation famous in extended daylight,” pronounced Cygolite’s arch operative Norman Hamasaki.

The new light will sell for $55.

Diamonback launches Serios triathlon/time hearing bike

Diamondback has sealed on with Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies for a 2015 deteriorate and will yield a group with a new Serios time hearing frame.

The association is creation some critical (pardon a pun) aerodynamic claims with a new bike. Internal contrast shows a pointy dump in drag around a 15-degree breeze angle (at 30mph), creation a bike faster than both a Cervelo P5 and Trek Speed Concept during that breeze angle.

The Serios was rigourously denounced during triathlon’s premier event, a Kona Ironman, final week. For more, click over to Triathlon.competitor.com.

Pumpkin piquancy Clif bars for your tumble rides

It’s not unequivocally tumble until a annual pumpkin piquancy disturb rekindles. Clif has 3 anniversary flavors accessible now: Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread, and Pecan Pie.

Picking adult a box of any of a 3 anniversary flavors need not be a guilty pleasure, however, since Clif is donating one percent of net anniversary sales to a not-for-profit classification Protect Our Winters, that battles meridian change.

“CLIF Bar’s continued support has a outrageous impact for us,” pronounced veteran snowboarder and Protect Our Winters founder, Jeremy Jones. “It’s a healthy partnership as we are both committed to quarrel meridian change by education, activism, and support of community-based initiatives.”

The anniversary flavors are accessible now, while reserve last, for $1.39 per bar.

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