The year of the bike just keeps on rolling, with a variety of launches keeping us stoked about hitting the streets. The best stuff delivers innovation or at least some sizzle, like a light that automatically signals your next move, or a commuter ride with a secretly adjustable cockpit. So here are five new cycling-related products with a flair for the dramatic...
What if a bike light could do more than shine or blink? Once you pair it with the GPS-enabled Lumenus app, the ioLIGHT transcends those functions. The white headlight strobes when approaching intersections to enhance visibility. Yellow turn signals blink based on cycle-specific GPS routes, showing drivers what you're planning (and you where to go). And an internal gyroscope triggers the rear red brake light when you slow down. So smart, so safe.
Ortlieb has been leading the bikepacking field for years without having to update much. But the brand just announced a bunch of revamped packs, well timed with surges in camping and biking activity. Most interesting is an all-new bag, the Fork-Pack, which weighs less than half a pound while providing nearly a gallon of storage — plus a handy quick-release adapter.
Giro Regime Shoe
If most bike shoes are like the original Terminator, the 9.3-ounce Regime is more of a T-1000. The upper is made of ultralight monofilament mesh that fits like a second skin, plus thermal-welded TPU, reinforced by dual Boa buckles and steel laces. The whole structure is underpinned by a carbon composite plate that maximizes power transfer while remaining flexible: you can adjust up to 5 millimeters to place your cleats right where they need to be on the pedals.
Cervelo x Lamborghini Limited-Edition R5
Remember what we said about sizzle? This ultra-rare release exudes that quality. Honoring Automobili Lamborghini's founding year, just 63 bikes will be built with the finest Campagnolo, Deda, Fizik and Vittoria components. Oh, that paint job? It echoes that of the Aventador SVJ that burned a record-breaking lap at Nürburgring in 2018.
Canyon Commuter:On 7
Canyon's Future Mobility Concept project is all about rethinking how we get around. Our favorite example is this 37-pound urban e-bike with a top speed of 16 mph and a range of 46 miles. It also boasts two frame styles, built-in lights, a cockpit you can tweak for the perfect fit and the option to ditch the Fazua Evation motor and kick it old-school. You'll have to move overseas first, though; this one won't be available stateside.