Bikes http://www.stuff.tv/my/bikes/news en-MY The Full Moon motorbike is barking mad http://www.stuff.tv/my/do-you-fancy-dancing-devil-pale-moonlight/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Akrapovic&#039;s new bike concept crams a 1524cc engine beneath its crazy curves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Probably not the best choice for first-time riders" alt="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/full-moon.jpg?1418606722" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What. Is. That?</strong><br />We know it&#39;s shocking but take a deep breath. This is the Full Moon concept from Akrapovic, a Slovenian exhaust manufacturer that is more accustomed to fashioning very loud tailpipes for superbikes and supercars. The bike is part of an annual tradition where the crazy Slovenians create an equally mad custom machine to show off at the bat-plop-bonkers Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany.</p> <p><strong>Does it actually work?</strong><br />Yes it does, because underneath that shapely rump is 1524cc S&amp;S Knucklehead engine. There are also two custom-made Akrapovic exhaust pipes that run the entire length of the sleek machine, essentially making the majority of the motorcycle a giant exhaust pipe.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Surely the rider would get a very hot bum...</strong><br />Luckily the designers have thought of that and covered the toasty tailpipes in plenty of hand-formed sheet metal, so the rider&#39;s posterior is shielded from a roasting. Other notable features include that 30-inch composite front wheel, which requires specialist automated steering that&#39;s hidden beneath the bodywork to ensure it actually goes around corners.</p> <p><strong>How long did it take to make?</strong><br />Over 800 man-hours went into this creation, which includes lots of time-consuming metalwork and engineering solutions to combat the issue of that gigantic wheel. The Akrapovic chaps even had to fashion a bespoke front brake disc to cope with the wheel&#39;s enormous circumference.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="Baby got back" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_1_Large-1c65a467-ee1f-4777-8f59-698f46fd7971.JPG?1418606722" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="Footplates not conducive to cornering" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_2_Large-efa78e4a-4df2-4a48-a9cc-1d4fdcc7357a.JPG?1418606722" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="It&#039;s all about the tailpipes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_3_Large-cf62fbfe-05ce-439d-8315-fc4b852bad10.JPG?1418606718" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What is it like to ride?</strong><br />We are guessing terrible. We&#39;ve obviously not flown to Germany and stolen the keys but just look at <em>those</em> footplates and <em>that</em> seating position. Any sharp corner will see the Full Moon come unstuck and we don&#39;t really fancy reversing it out of the work car park on a slippery Autumnal day.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/akrapovic-full-moon-motorcycle-concept-12-12-2014/" target="_blank">Designboom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Akrapovic Full Moon concept" alt="It&#039;s a slippery devil " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Full_Moon_7_Large-7852e208-178e-4222-930a-125466bf53bb.JPG?1418606722" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/do-you-fancy-dancing-devil-pale-moonlight/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:39:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1455365 at http://www.stuff.tv COBI will give your bike smart credentials http://www.stuff.tv/my/ebike/cobi-will-give-your-bike-smart-credentials/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COBI is a system to turn any non-smart bike into into an all-singing all-dancing connected system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="COBI will give your bike smart credentials" alt="COBI will give your bike smart credentials" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Cobi.jpg?1418262964" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Traditional road and mountain bikes and motor-assisted e-bikes are coming under fire from the latest in two-wheeled tech: &quot;smart bikes&quot;. COBI is an all-in-one system that will give either of the former two &quot;smart&quot; credentials for a fraction of the cost of an actual smart bike.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App&#039;s the way to do it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A compatible app is available and users control it via a thumb controller, also attached to the handlebars. From here you can select someone to call, skip music tracks and navigate the entire system.&nbsp;The system will monitor health and fitness levels and have access to an advanced weather forecast, giving you a notification on your phone of any impending conditions. </p> <p>Navigation is available too, with users being able to get turn-by-turn directions, 2D and 3D mapping, bike lanes, popular routing and buddy radar. This allows you to connect with friends and see what cycle routes they take.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only is there a light for the front that adjusts its intensity, but there&#39;s a light for the rear of the bike too. Connected to the brakes, it will act as a brake light to warn traffic behind. It even has built-in indicators to save you from wavng your arms about.&nbsp;</p> <p>COBI is all about security too. With the COBI Hub attached to the bike, it will only unlock for you or whoever you nominate. An alarm will sound if any pesky burglars try to steal it.&nbsp;</p> <p>COBI is available to pre-order now on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cobi/cobi-worlds-smartest-connected-biking-system?ref=category_recommended">Kickstarter</a> from US$115. It&#39;s already surpassed its goal of US$100,000.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gi-bike-electric-bicycle-folds-flash/news">Gi-Bike is a smart electric bicycle that folds up in a flash</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XYr99n5aM0w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ebike/cobi-will-give-your-bike-smart-credentials/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ebike/cobi-will-give-your-bike-smart-credentials/news#comments Bikes Crowdfunding eBike Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:10:15 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1455105 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio wearable translates cycle spin stats for your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/my/mio/mio-wearable-translates-spin-stats-your-smartphone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You put the ANT+ in, it puts the Bluetooth out. In, out. In, out. Ride it all about... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mainlogo.jpg?1417839005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>You know what goes really well with eyes? A screen. </strong><br />Oh, quick to strike, Sir. But your barb lacks sufficient poison to affect the rich elixir of knowledge that runs through these veins. Namely, that the Mio Velo cycling wearable doesn&rsquo;t need a screen, because it&rsquo;s designed to work with your smartphone.</p> <p>It is, at its core, a optical heart rate monitor like its stablemate, the Mio Link. But its real party trick is to receive ANT+ wireless signals, as generated by most cycle sensors, and convert it to Bluetooth 4.0.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ah, because most smartphones don&rsquo;t have ANT+ receivers. </strong><br />But they do have Bluetooth, exactly. And that means you don&rsquo;t have to buy an expensive cycle computer to get into the really geeky bike stats like pedalling cadence and leg power - the Velo will send that info to the compatible apps on your smartphone, like Strava Cycling or Endomondo or such like. While folding its own heart rate data into the mix, natch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1_12.jpg?1417839005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I never did like those chest strap things. </strong><br />And your dislike may continue untroubled by experience. Though it&rsquo;s worth mentioning that you can now buy heart rate chest straps that sound the beat using Bluetooth as well as ANT+. And bike-mounted cadence and speed sensors that use Bluetooth are becoming more widely available too. But each to their own or, as they say in the world of cycling: &ldquo;Your set-up is rubbish; look at this.&rdquo;</p> <p>Plus, harking back to the Velo&rsquo;s core functionality, unattached to any sensors it&rsquo;ll still function as a heart rate monitor, with app-configured coloured LEDs on the band to show what effort zone you are in. Which, for &pound;110 (RM5950) (<a href="http://www.mioglobal.com" target="_blank">mioglobal.com</a>), might be all one asks of it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/baidu-dubike-packs-built-navigation-and-activity-tracker-and-generates-its-own-electricity/news" target="_blank">Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_18.jpg?1417839005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Velo" alt="Mio Velo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_23.jpg?1417839005" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/mio/mio-wearable-translates-spin-stats-your-smartphone/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Mio Wearable tech Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16:58:56 +0000 Elissa Loi 1454761 at http://www.stuff.tv Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker – and generates its own electricity http://www.stuff.tv/my/baidu-dubike-packs-built-navigation-and-activity-tracker-and-generates-its-own-electricity/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re going out on a limb here, but it’s probably the best bicycle ever made by a Chinese search engine company </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker" alt="Baidu DuBike packs built-in navigation and activity tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-main.jpg?1417482938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A bike from Baidu? The Chinese answer to Google?</strong><br />Yes, that&rsquo;s right. The search engine company has revealed a tech-heavy ebike &ndash; and it&rsquo;s a thing of surprising beauty.</p> <p><strong>And technology, I&rsquo;m guessing?</strong><br />Correct. The DuBike (for that is its name) has a suite of sensors and an app system built in that enable it to track and analyse your leg-pumping activity. And there&rsquo;s GPS navigation that, rather than forcing you to look down at your handlebar-mounted smartphone every ten seconds, tells you when and where you need to turn through the use of laser indicator lights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Lasers?!</strong><br />Lasers, buddy. And that&rsquo;s not all. The lasers, the app system, the sensors and the rear LED brake lights are all powered not by a battery but by your whirling thighs. Kinetic energy (and regenerative energy when you hit the brakes) power the electronics.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-light-starts-when-you-stop/news">This bike light starts when you stop</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The handlebars indicate your next turn" alt="The handlebars indicate your next turn" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-handlebars.jpg?1417482938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds lovely, but is all this tech really necessary when my smartphone can do most of it already?</strong><br />That&rsquo;s arguably true. But the built-in GPS, for instance, means that your DuBike will always be trackable in the event of it getting stolen. Which, given that it looks like a space bike from the future, is probably something that&rsquo;s going to happen.</p> <p><strong>So when can I buy one, and for how much?</strong><br />That remains a big ol&rsquo; mystery, we&rsquo;re afraid. But Baidu apparently intends to launch it in China before the end of the year, so we may know more soon. As for a Western release... don&rsquo;t hold your breath. The DuBike seems to be designed more as a proof-of-concept of the on-bike OS and app system (which has been developed by Baidu&rsquo;s research arm, and may appear on other manufacturers&rsquo; bikes in the future).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://dubike.baidu.com/web.html" target="_blank">Baidu</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">ALL OUR HOT STUFF STORIES</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Gpt59iOe8-Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The brake lights are powered by your pedalling and braking" alt="The brake lights are powered by your pedalling and braking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-brake-light.jpg?1417482938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s a beautiful-looking bike – but a price is not yet forthcoming" alt="It&#039;s a beautiful-looking bike – but a price is not yet forthcoming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baidu-dubike-hot-stuff-pedal.jpg?1417482938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/baidu-dubike-packs-built-navigation-and-activity-tracker-and-generates-its-own-electricity/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:41:58 +0000 Elissa Loi 1454416 at http://www.stuff.tv This bike light starts when you stop http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-light-starts-when-you-stop/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But what are you braking for, ya wuss? Oh, that. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lumicycle Insight" alt="Lumicycle Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lumicycle%20main.jpg?1413698172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Come on then, enlighten me. </strong><br />There are umpteen million bicycles in the world, and that&rsquo;s a fact. Whether you attribute it to ongoing race success or to better bikes and kit, the roads are seething with cyclists. Which causes a problem for other road users, because something that is ubiquitous is invisible. High-viz jackets and flashing lights &ndash; you&rsquo;re fighting a losing battle if the driver is psychologically switched off to your existence.</p> <p><strong>But this <em>is</em> a light, so how does it help? </strong><br />Because accelerometer sensors inside the Lumicycle Insight recognise when you have hit the brakes and light up the rear light, just like brake lights on motorbikes and cars and everything else on the road. The driver sees a new thing - sees a light where once there was none - and acts. Everyone lives to see another day and there are no irksome insurance claims. Yay!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Accelerometer? Have the designers ridden on British corrugated roads? </strong><br />Indeed they have, for British they be. There&rsquo;s tech built in to this light that &lsquo;learns&rsquo; how you&rsquo;re riding and interprets when you&rsquo;re braking and when you&rsquo;re just bashing about on potholes. Patent-pending tech, too, so you know they&rsquo;re serious.</p> <p><strong>And what about at nighttime? Can I also use it as a normal rear light? </strong><br />Of course &ndash; it pumps out a healthy 50 lumens in light mode, but fires out 200 lumens of Cree and Samsung LED action when braking is sensed. The battery can last for between 10 and 24 hours depending on the lighting mode, and is rechargeable by USB, 12v car adaptor or one of the lithium-ion battery packs that Lumicycle uses for its super-powerful off-road front lights.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lumicycle Insight" alt="Lumicycle Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lumicycle%202.jpg?1413698172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What will this high-tech marvel cost me?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s &pound;80 (RM425), direct from <a href="http://www.lumicycle.com/" target="_blank">Lumicycle</a> in Hampshire, which is a lot for a rear light. But this is serious engineering: it&rsquo;s made of extruded aluminium and is properly sealed against the elements. The question you ought to be asking yourself is what will cost you to be hit from behind by a car? Your rear wheel? Your frame? Your LIFE? (Dramatic piano fill; fade to black&hellip;)</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/revolights/revolights-arc-brake-light-your-bicycle/news" target="_blank">Revolight Arcs are a brake light for your bike</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lumicycle Insight" alt="Lumicycle Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lumicycle%203.jpg?1413698172" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-light-starts-when-you-stop/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:45:42 +0000 Elissa Loi 1450771 at http://www.stuff.tv Finally, a bicycle no one can steal http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-bicycle-no-one-can-steal/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By making the bicycle&#039;s body the lock itself, would-be thieves will be left without a functioning bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Finally, a bicycle no one can steal" alt="Finally, a bicycle no one can steal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yerka.jpg?1409733948" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Any bicycle owner will know one fear - not of being flattened by a very large vehicle (though that happens often enough) - but of having a treasured bicycle stolen.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now we just need a flying bicycle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who thought of the idea? A trio of students studying engineering from Chile, who were trying to figure out the whole &#39;build a better lock&#39; thing. They created an innovative frame that will also function as a lock, yet still look much like the typical urban bicycle. Its creators claim it takes only 20 seconds to secure the bicycle to the usual things - lampposts, trees, railings.</p> <p>At present time the Yerka bicycle is but a prototype and the students are hoping for public support to make mass production of the bicycle viable. Going to the website will see visitors being asked to fill out a survey, implying that there is interest from backers who want to see whether the public really would bite for a Yerka.</p> <p>Sounds like a Kickstarter or Indiegogo success already. Judging from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/mission-bicycles-lumen-turns-your-whole-bike-super-bright-reflector/news">how many cool bicycles keep popping up </a>on this website alone.</p> <p>Keep up-to-date on the project by subscribing to the Yerka Project news <a href="http://www.nadiemelaroba.cl/" target="_blank">via its website</a>. No pricing or availability details are available just yet but for anyone who&#39;s ever lost a bicycle to a light-fingered scallywag, this just might be the end of bike theft heartbreak.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bikes">More bicycles to look at</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/09/yerka-project-could-deliver-unstealable-bicycle/" target="_blank">Ubergizmo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1pWYu8t5o4o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-bicycle-no-one-can-steal/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/finally-bicycle-no-one-can-steal/news#comments Bikes Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:52:22 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1446410 at http://www.stuff.tv Laserlight is a virtual cyclist that could keep you safe from accidents http://www.stuff.tv/my/laserlight-virtual-cyclist-could-keep-you-safe-accidents/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It (virtually) puts you 5m ahead, where drivers can see you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="638" height="425" title="Laserlight is a virtual cyclist that could keep you safe from accidents " alt="Laserlight is a virtual cyclist that could keep you safe from accidents " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/featureb.jpg?1409025081" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s a fact that cyclists are just as prone to road accidents as motorists or drivers are, especially when they cycle after sundown and&nbsp;get into a driver&#39;s blind spot. But not much has been done to improve the safety of these cyclists &ndash; until now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A success story </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But the laser only works when it is attached to the bike, and both laser and light can be used together, either on flashing mode or in a constant beam. The light comes with a bracket to attach it to handlebars, is waterproof and the battery charges via a USB cable.</p> <p>Having gathered &pound;25,000 (RM131,197) in investment in five days on Kickstarter, and completing pre-order shipping in January, Brooke&rsquo;s now selling Laserlights via Evans Cycles shops in the UK, and on the company&rsquo;s (Blaze) website.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also raised more than &pound;500,000 (RM2.6 million) in investment from Richard Branson&#39;s family and Index Ventures, amongst others. Another round of investment, for &pound;1 million (RM5.25 million), is being finalised. Clearly, many believe in the success of Laserlight.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-smart-bike-tackles-city-streets-lasers/news">Samsung smart bike tackles the city streets with lasers</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/24/laserlight-lifesaver-cyclists-emily-brooke" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DhgGA06UZEU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/laserlight-virtual-cyclist-could-keep-you-safe-accidents/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/laserlight-virtual-cyclist-could-keep-you-safe-accidents/news#comments Bikes Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:34:35 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1445908 at http://www.stuff.tv Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key http://www.stuff.tv/my/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bluetooth and an Android or iOS app are all you need to pop open this smart lock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" alt="Noke: a padlock you open with a phone, not a key" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/noke-main.jpg?1409235867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Padlocks haven&rsquo;t changed much in the past 100 or so years, have they?</strong><br />You&rsquo;re bang on the money there, but Noke (pronounced &ldquo;no key&rdquo;) is designed to drag them into the 21st century.</p> <p><strong>How?</strong><br />This padlock doesn&rsquo;t require a key or a combination. Instead, it&rsquo;s unlocked wirelessly via Bluetooth and a smartphone app: if your phone is within 10 feet of your Noke, it&rsquo;ll be unlocked (assuming you&rsquo;ve got the auto-unlock feature turned on, of course). You can also share access with friends &ndash; even on a one-time basis, if you want.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So if my phone battery dies, I&rsquo;m screwed?</strong><br />Nope. There&rsquo;s another way to open it up: the Quick-Click code. You can set your own sequence of taps and clicks, and keying these manually into your Noke will unlock it.</p> <p>The Noke runs off a battery too, and the makers say it&rsquo;ll last a year with normal use. When it&rsquo;s running out, you&rsquo;ll see a notification light and you can replace it yourself, without the need for any tools.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" alt="Bluetooth 4.0 will open the lock when your phone is within 10 feet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-with-phone.jpg?1409235867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is it tough?</strong><br />Oh yes. It&rsquo;s made of hardened steel and boron and the makers say it can&rsquo;t be shimmed open by a thief. It&rsquo;s also water resistant, so you can use it to lock your garden shed, or your bike.</p> <p><strong>My bike?</strong><br />Yes, Noke has an optional bicycle chain, as well as a mount so you can clip it securely to your ride&rsquo;s frame when you&rsquo;re on the go.</p> <p><strong>Which phones does it work with?</strong><br />At launch, it&rsquo;ll work with Bluetooth 4.0-equipped devices running Android 4.3 and above or iOS 7.0 and above.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="An optional bike kit will be available" alt="An optional bike kit will be available" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-bike.jpg?1409235867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sweet &ndash; I have one of those. So I can buy it now?</strong><br />Not yet. It&rsquo;s currently <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fuzdesigns/noke-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-padlock" target="_blank">a Kickstarter project</a>, but has already hit its funding target and the makers estimate that they&rsquo;ll start shipping units to backers in February 2015. In order to get on that list, you&rsquo;ll need to back the project by US$59 (RM188) or more (plus US$15 for postage to non-US addresses). The bike kit add-on is another US$20 (RM64). When launched, the Noke will be sold for US$89 (RM283).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">LOCK YOUR EYES ON MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lock8-bike-lock-smart-enough-warn-you-if-someones-using-blowtorch-steal-it/news">The Lock8 bike lock is smart enough to warn you if a blowtorch is attacking it</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/F-WRDLqk5uI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news#comments Android apps Bikes Hot Stuff iOS apps Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:29:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445455 at http://www.stuff.tv This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgic frivolity http://www.stuff.tv/my/swanky-new-raleigh-chopper-best-kind-nostalgia/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Denim saddle? We never had no denim saddle when I were a lad... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CHOPBLK-3Q.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>A Raleigh Chopper! I used to have one of these as a wee bowl-haircutted nipper</strong><br />You and everyone else in the &#39;70s and &#39;80s, chum. But this isn&rsquo;t an antique. No sir, this is a brand new production. A reissue, if you like.</p> <p><strong>One for the Shoreditch crowd, then?</strong><br />Oh, come on. For starters, they&rsquo;re all in Peckham now. And there&rsquo;s nothing try-hard about indulging in a bit of nostalgia, is there? Especially when it comes in such a nice package (no pun intended) as this Chopper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what are we looking at here?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s not a knock-off. This limited-edition version is produced by Raleigh, rocks a striking gloss-black-and-gold paint job on its aluminium frame, features a denim saddle and back pad, swanky leather-look grips and a healthy amount of chrome.</p> <p><strong>As well the original Chopper&rsquo;s three-speed gears?</strong><br />Nope, this one goes a little further: there&rsquo;s a six-speed Shimano derailleur.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-saddle.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-plate-decal.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-grip.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I bet it&rsquo;s stupidly pricey</strong><br />Not so! In fact it costs less than a new graphics card: &pound;250 (RM1320) at <a href="http://www.velorution.com/raleigh-chopper/" target="_blank">Velorution</a>. Better be quick, though &ndash; fewer than 400 are being made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/kids-bikes/raleigh-chopper-bike?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bikes-_-Kids+Bikes-_-102255&amp;_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:102255&amp;istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&amp;istItemId=wmxwramlr&amp;istBid=tzxq&amp;_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:51320962143|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:715224342892688416|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&amp;gclid=CjwKEAjw37afBRDO5M3h0qvj9zQSJACvwnOJInN_NBAGchiWj28U6UcI79ZEvi0Q5yb0EasgOCcgBxoCVTjw_wcB#tab1" target="_blank">Halfords</a> is also selling a more standard-looking three-speed Chopper for the same price &ndash; but we&rsquo;d urge you to opt for the limited-edition black version while you still can. And then it&#39;s off to recreate scenes from <em>E.T.</em> in your local quarry/building site/woods.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" alt="This swanky new Raleigh Chopper is the best kind of nostalgia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-mudguard-decal.jpg?1408412060" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/swanky-new-raleigh-chopper-best-kind-nostalgia/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:26:54 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445225 at http://www.stuff.tv If Apple made bikes: the Schindelhauer Ludwig XVIII http://www.stuff.tv/my/if-apple-made-bikes-schindelhauer-ludwig-xviii/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This internal gearbox-equipped bike gives you carbon drive without the footprint </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Schindelhauer Ludwig XVIII" alt="Schindelhauer Ludwig XVIII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ludwig-XVIII.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is this another&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/specialized/specialized-s-works-mclaren-p1-two-wheeled-world/news" target="_blank">RM87,000 bicycle</a>&nbsp;made from dreams and fairy dust?&nbsp;</strong><br />Put your cynical hat away; Schindelhauer&rsquo;s new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.schindelhauerbikes.com/en/bikes/Ludwig-VIII.html" target="_blank">Ludwig XVIII</a>&nbsp;is the leading edge of the urban cycling movement causing a buzz in cities around the world. It&rsquo;s an understated lifestyle statement. If Apple made bikes&hellip;</p> <p><strong>&hellip;they&#39;d be made from aluminium and sold by blue-shirted cultists.</strong><br />Well, you&#39;re right on the first point; the Ludwig XVIII packs a hand-built 6061 triple-butted aero tubing aluminium frame. But the real star of the show is the Pinion P1.18 gearbox. It sits right at the centre of gravity and offers a total gear range of 636 per cent from 18 gears. That&rsquo;s the difference between cycling uphill and walking. It also means you can change gear easily while riding uphill, not easy on normal bikes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Any other fancy kit?</strong><br />Oh yes. Drive is delivered from a carbon belt so you don&rsquo;t even need to think about it for 16,000km or more. The gearbox is good for roughly 60,000km before it needs checking. And no more oil stains on your chinos; all the lubrication is locked away. Then add exclusive CNC-machined disc brakes, Brooks saddle, Gates&rsquo; Center-Track System and anything else you want because they are custom built. Look at their &lsquo;LightSKIN&rsquo; seatposts which add LEDs into the post under the saddle. They not only look great &ndash; they&#39;ll ensure that you&#39;re visible from Mars.</p> <p><strong>So who made this wonder machine?&nbsp;</strong><br />Schindelhauer started with two young design graduates in Berlin who originally wanted to build a car but couldn&rsquo;t get funding. They constantly win accolades, including the coveted Red Dot design award in 2014. The company builds around 2000 bikes a year starting from &pound;1200 (RM6530). But if you become the proud owner of a Ludwig XVIII you will join four owners in the UK so far. It takes 3-7 weeks to build your spec.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Schindelhauer Ludwig XVIII" alt="Schindelhauer Ludwig XVIII" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-fs-cobaltblau.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Ludwig&#039;s carbon drive" alt="The Ludwig&#039;s carbon drive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-01_1.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="You&#039;ve been framed" alt="You&#039;ve been framed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-03_0.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Back in the saddle" alt="Back in the saddle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-06_0.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;m in. How much?&nbsp;</strong><br />You can expect to pay &pound;4995 (RM27,200) for the Ludwig XVIII &ndash; not excessive for a top thing like this. You can easily spend &pound;15,000 (RM81,600) on a custom bike. And something else that&rsquo;s not hefty &ndash; it weighs in at 13.2 kg.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I can&#39;t wait to tell everyone about my new bike&#39;s internal gearbox&hellip;&nbsp;</strong><br />&hellip;and watch their eyes glaze over. Mind you, while the general public might not get it, fellow enthusiasts have nothing but praise for the XVIII; we spoke to one owner who described riding it as a special event. Although it&rsquo;s a very technical product it&rsquo;s fine to use everyday and owning one apparently makes you want to ride it all the time. Want to try one out for yourself? Distributors Velorution actively encourage interested parties to test ride the bike in their London store. Having said that, of course, you&#39;d need to take a plane for that.</p> <p><em>Written by&nbsp;Jonathon Savill.&nbsp;See the Schindelhauer range at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.velorution.com/schindelhauer-ludwig-xviii/" target="_blank">velorution.com</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/specialized/specialized-s-works-mclaren-p1-two-wheeled-world/news" target="_blank">This Specialized S-Works is the McLaren P1 of the two-wheeled world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The internal gearbox" alt="The internal gearbox" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-07_0.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Spokes appeal" alt="Spokes appeal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-08_0.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Drive angry" alt="Drive angry" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-09_0.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Get a handle on this" alt="Get a handle on this" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ludwig-xviii-details-17_0.jpg?1404959007" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/if-apple-made-bikes-schindelhauer-ludwig-xviii/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:15:14 +0000 Elissa Loi 1441597 at http://www.stuff.tv This Specialized S-Works is the McLaren P1 of the two-wheeled world http://www.stuff.tv/my/specialized/specialized-s-works-mclaren-p1-two-wheeled-world/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM87,000 carbon fibre stunner makes a mockery of the rusted old Raleigh sat in your shed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mclaren-specialized-01.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What makes a bicycle worthy of a house deposit? </strong><br />You&rsquo;re paying for the expertise of McLaren engineers over at its Special Operations Center in Woking &ndash; the same place where the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/icon-%E2%80%93-mclaren-p1/news" target="_blank">McLaren P1</a> is hand finished &ndash; who have reduced weight and optimised every element for aerodynamic performance. Oh, and the frankly ludicrous amounts of carbon fibre that have been meticulously shaped and moulded to make this one lightweight, sportive-smashing missile.</p> <p><strong>Just how light is it?</strong><br />Positively featherweight, considering boffins have managed to shave around 10 per cent of excess fat from the already anorexic S-Works Tarmac model. Expect this bike to hover under the 6kg mark.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I presume the components are top notch, too. </strong><br />We&rsquo;re talking Tour de France-spec components on this speed machine. Specially crafted S-Works Aerofly handlebars (tested in a wind tunnel for aerodynamic performance), Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 gears, high performance eeCycleworks brakes, a diamond-like coated chain and an S-Works carbon crankset with CeramicSpeed coated bearings. Chris Froome wouldn&rsquo;t complain if you handed him one of these on the Grand Départ.</p> <p><strong>The paintjob looks menacing, tell us more&hellip; </strong><br />The team over at McLaren Special Operations Centre have employed exactly the same painting techniques used on the awesome P1 hypercar. That means numerous coats for a rich hue and hours spent hand polishing to ensure it sparkles in the sunlight. It even sports the iconic shade of orange that&#39;s bespoke to McLaren super cars.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/07_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/06_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/02_2.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/03_2.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Ok, I&rsquo;m sold &ndash;&nbsp;but I expect a few freebies if I&rsquo;m parting with &pound;16,000 (RM87,000)</strong><br />You&rsquo;re in luck, because you&rsquo;ll not only be the proud owner of one of just 250 S-Works McLaren Tarmacs in existence but Specialized will also throw in a pair of custom made S-Works Road Shoes and an S-Works Prevail helmet, both painted to match the frame. All that&rsquo;s left for you to do is invest in a heavy-duty lock.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature" target="_blank">Bike Week: five great, affordable road bikes</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01_2.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/04_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Specialized S-Works" alt="Specialized S-Works" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05_0.jpg?1404899333" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/specialized/specialized-s-works-mclaren-p1-two-wheeled-world/news#comments Bikes Hot Stuff Specialized Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:26:03 +0000 Elissa Loi 1441524 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike week: Chris Boardman's guide to this weekend's cycling http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-chris-boardmans-guide-weekends-cycling/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cycling legend takes us on a tour of the Tour&#039;s first three days, with a guide to the best bits to ride yourself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="896" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TourSt1A.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In case you weren&#39;t aware, the Tour de France will be racing through Yorkshire this weekend before sprinting into London on Monday. We asked Chris Boardman, whose cycling CV includes Olympic gold, the yellow jersey and three world records, to talk us through the stages and the best bits to ride from each stage, which you can do using the Ordnance Survey&#39;s new <a href="http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/maps-and-geographic-resources/os-ride.html">OS Ride</a> app.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stage 1, sat 5 july: Leeds – Harrogate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;The Dales is all rolling hills,&nbsp;as the name suggests,&quot; says Chris,&nbsp;&quot;so there&#39;s no specific feature that will define this stage. It will be an attritional day, and they&#39;ll have sore legs by the end of it for sure. I think we can expect to see a sprint finish, with the vast majority of the field coming in together for a huge spectacle. It&#39;s a beautiful part of the world, coming into the finish at Harrogate.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Cycle this bit:&nbsp;Leeds &gt; Skipton, 53km</strong> <p>Though many riders extend the route all the way to Liverpool, this mostly traffic-free towpath cycle is a more sedate half-day ride. If you&#39;ve still got energy in the tank, you can always head into the Dales.&nbsp;</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-5-bikes-won-tour-de-france/feature">Five bikes that won the Tour de France</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1196" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TourSt1.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stage 2, Sun 6 July: York – Sheffield (198km) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;This is a much more mountainous stage than stage 1, so it&#39;s a different kind of challenge. This day is going to make the General Classification (GC) riders, the guys going for the overall win in the Tour de France, really nervous. They&#39;re going to use their team to look after them all day to make sure they&#39;re kept out of trouble. The race is really going to kick off at the biggest hill in the peak district Holme Moss in the second half of the race.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Cycle this bit:&nbsp;York &gt; Addingham, 65km</strong></p> <p>Take a leisurely tour of York, gawping at Clifford&#39;s Tower and the River Ouse, before heading out into the Yorkshire countryside through to Knaresborough and the superbly-named Blubberhouses.</p> <p>WATCH THESE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-reasons-watch-tour-de-france/feature">Five of the greatest cycling videos (and a couple of crashes, obviously)</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TourSt2.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="400" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OSride2.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stage 3, Mon 7 July: Cambridge – London (159km) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;This stage is pretty flat&quot;, says Chris, &quot;and it will almost certainly be a sprint finish. There are a lot of riders who know they can&#39;t win a sprint, though, so there&#39;ll be a lot of attacking at the start to try and get a break away. Then the responsibility will be with the sprint team to try to control the race and bring it back together for the finish in London. Hopefully we&#39;ll see Mark Cavendish taking a win on home soil.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Cycle this bit:&nbsp;Chelmsford &gt; London (78km)</strong></p> <p>A &#39;Tour de Essex&#39; might not sound glamorous, but this route heads from Chelmsford&#39;s busy asphalt down into Epping Forest and towards Buckingham Palace, where your imaginary roaring crowd awaits.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature">Our five favourite affordable road bikes</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BphYunoCYAA5Iuj.jpg-large.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="400" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OSride3.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-chris-boardmans-guide-weekends-cycling/feature#comments Bikes Sport Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:54:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1441057 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike week: how to photograph the Tour http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-how-photograph-tour/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;re going to be one of the thousands lining the Tour route this weekend, try these cyclo-papping tips from professional snapper Alex P (alexp.com) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2014-06-06-at-15.49.55.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to get some decent snaps any major sporting event faster and livelier than the World Handwriting Championships, you need to prepare in advance. Follow these simple guidelines from Alex P (<a href="http://alexp.com" target="_blank">alexp.com</a>) and you&#39;ll have no trouble getting a couple of memorable shots.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Scout a location </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best spot depends on the story you&#39;re trying to tell. The loneliness of the long distance cyclist or a peloton bunfight? Either way, work out where the bikes will in relation to the camera and background &ndash; ideally between the two.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/one-shutterstock_111934835.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Prepare to burst </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Burst mode, that is. Rapid-fire shots (10-15fps) give you more chance of getting the right shot, but also slow down your auto-focus. Choosing .jpegs as your file format will enable quicker buffering and download speeds.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="959" height="880" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Burst1.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Turn to &#039;S&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>...or &#39;T&#39;, on some cameras - the Shutter Priority setting that allows you to pick the speed of your shot. Fast shutter speeds freeze motion and help sharpness, so go for a speed no slower than 1/125 and try something in the 1/400 - 1/800 range. Move the camera with your subject (a technique called &#39;panning&#39;) to provide an added element of speed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-06-06-at-15.49.55.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. turn around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t just snap the cyclists. Crowd reactions with the relevant action in frame give great results, as do &#39;behind the scenes&#39; images of rider prep and post-race reactions. In any area of photography, you get the best shots by capturing images that others don&#39;t think of, or can&#39;t get access to.</p> <p>Find more easy advice on how to create amazing photographs in <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuffs-guide-photography/feature">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/two-shutterstock_33605863.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-how-photograph-tour/feature#comments Bikes Photography 101 Sport Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:08:20 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440993 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike Week: five good, affordable road bikes http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tickled by the Tour? Tempted by triathlon? If you fancy getting into road biking, here are five steeds that will make a good starting point </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/opener_1.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you find yourself watching the Tour de France as it whizzes across England this weekend and thinking &#39;I could do that&#39;, then, well, you can&#39;t. Seriously, you can&#39;t. The Tour is over 3000 kilometres, a lot of it very steeply uphill, ridden at an average of around 40km/h. But straddle one of these affordable road machines, all of which have been ridden by Team Stuff, and you&#39;ll get a feeling for what it&#39;s all about, even if the reality is that your longest ride is a five-mile pootle to a country pub.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boardman Road Sport (£450 (RM2475)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For several years the default answer to the question &ldquo;what&rsquo;s the best affordable road bike?&rdquo; has been &ldquo;probably a Boardman&rdquo;, and the <strong><a href="http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-sport-bike-medium-53cm" target="_blank">Road Sport</a></strong> explains why: an assortment of proper Shimano 2300 and Sora componentry on a surprisingly good 7005 aluminium frame makes this a proper road bike for very little money.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="835" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boardman.jpg?1404368830" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raleigh Airlite 100 (£500 (RM2750)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Raleigh&rsquo;s recent progress in high-end racing bikes for its professional team has developed into a much nicer range of consumer bikes. Like the Boardman is has an aluminium frame that will introduce you to the light, still nature of road bikes, some decent components and some nice finishing touches, including much nicer tyres (Schwalbe Lugano) and saddle (San Marco) than you&rsquo;d expect to see at <strong><a href="http://www.cyclesuk.com/10494440/products/raleigh-airlite-100-se-2014-road-bike-in-black-and-blue.aspx" target="_blank">this price</a></strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="828" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/raleigh.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You call that affordable? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, so we couldn&#39;t buy one of these bikes without saving up, but spending any less on a road bike is normally a false economy because you won&#39;t get to experience any of the speedy fun offered by a real racer. One notable exception, however, is the <strong><a href="http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.html" target="_blank">B&#39;Twin Triban 3</a> (&pound;300 (RM1650))</strong> from French sports megastore Decathlon (you may have seen their shops on trading estates). We haven&#39;t ridden the Triban 3 so we can&#39;t recommend it in this list, but if you&#39;re on a budget it&#39;s definitely one to consider - ride it in the same week as the Boardman and see how it shapes up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Genesis Equilibrium (from £850 (RM4675)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many riders are of the opinion that while aluminium and carbon have their merits, nothing rides like a steel frame, and the <strong><a href="http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/road/sportive/equilibrium-00" target="_blank">Equilibrium</a></strong> is made from Reynolds 520 or 725 - widely regarded as some of the best iron around. Add a carbon fork, a decent set of wheels and well-chosen componentry and you have one of the best all-round bikes on the market. And if you&rsquo;re a fan of retro looks, this British bikemaker&rsquo;s steeds will have you drooling all over your Lycra.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="738" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Genesis.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verenti Insight 0.3 105 (£900 (RM4950)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Offering a very different ride to the Genesis is this <strong><a href="http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-insight-03-105-2014/" target="_blank">full-carbon bargain</a></strong>. Verenti (the own brand of online retailer Wiggle) has managed to add a Shimano 105 gearset and brakeset to the already impressive frame and fork, and while you can see where money has been saved on the wheels and bars, it&rsquo;s a very nice ride &ndash; like most carbon frames it climbs well, but unlike many carbon frames, it&rsquo;s assured, grippy and unrattled by steep descents.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Verenti.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hoy Sa Calobra .003 (£1000 (RM5500)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Joining Chris Boardman in the pantheon of riders-turned-bikesmiths is Big Chris, the most successful British Olympian in history. Like Boardman, the Hoy range is backed by a big chain of bike shops and offers excellent components for the money - <strong><a href="http://www.evanscycles.com/products/hoy/sa-calobra-003-2014-road-bike-ec051523" target="_blank">in this case</a></strong> it&#39;s Shimano 105, RS10 wheels and a stiff frame, extensively tested by the mighty legs of Sir Chris himself, that offers great power transfer when you&rsquo;re standing on the pedals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="790" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hoy.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thrifty tip: buy last year&#039;s model </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just as with buying a car, the smart money waits until the last few bikes of one model year are left in the shop and snaps one up when they go on sale. The new models arrive in September-October, so search the web for 2014 models from September to November and you could pick up a serious bargain. Alternatively try search for 2013 models now - there are always a few left over (especially in really big or really small sizes) and you&#39;re still getting a brand new bike. If you&#39;re buying your new steed online, it&#39;s still worth taking it in to your local bike shop to get it set up.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature#comments Bikes Sport Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:01:40 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440829 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike Week: five good reasons to watch the Tour de France this weekend http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-reasons-watch-tour-de-france/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Use YouTube to remind yourself why it&#039;s worth tuning in to the Tour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1197" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20131015487_141.jpg?1404283370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Excited about the start of the Tour de France this weekend? <em>No?</em> Okay, sit yourself down in front of the five greatest cycling videos on YouTube, and you soon will be. And there&#39;s at least one crash, we promise.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sometimes it goes cross-country </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In 2003, Lance Armstrong was years away from becoming the world&#39;s most famous drug cheat, so nobody begrudged him a little shortcut. In fact, when you know why exactly he took it (the shortcut, not the veinfuls of performance-enhancing megajuice), it&#39;s impressive. The furiously hot summer of 2003 had caused patches of road on the descent out of the Tour&#39;s ninth stage to melt. Stage leader Joseba Beloki hit some molten tar, his tyre exploded and he broke his leg, elbow and wrist. Following closely&nbsp;at over 50kmph and&nbsp;understandably keen not to have the same experience,&nbsp;Armstrong veered left,&nbsp;careened across a field regained his place in the peloton.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RtZhG2kWVLY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> people ride down mountains at well over 100km/h downhill... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s generally a good thing that the Tour riders now wear helmets, but if you crash on the Col du Galibier, it won&#39;t make much of a difference. Once the riders crest the top of this classic climb, they descend 50km of winding mountain road at motorway speeds, often coming within inches of a sheer drop in order to be able to get the most speed out of each turn.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0tFpNsZXWgc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ...and 75kph on the flat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Usain Bolt may be able to run at superhuman speeds for nine and a half seconds, but Mark Cavendish can cycle 160 kilometres, jostle for position with a bunch of other riders and <em>then</em> sprint, accelerating to just shy of 80kmph in a phenomenal burst of power that makes him perhaps the most exciting cyclist to watch. See the overhead helicopter footage of this sprint for why, on a good day, the Manx Missile remains unbeatable.&nbsp;</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-5-bikes-won-tour-de-france/feature">Five bikes that won the Tour de France</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aNJ8ji9RRYI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> occasionally there&#039;s a crash </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s not like we <em>want</em> them to crash, but the Tour does throw up the occasional impressive takedown. Top honours go to Dutch rider Johnny Hoogerland for surviving this nightmare crash in the 2009 Tour, when a France Telévisions car went for the sort of undertaking manouvre normally reserved for South London roads, sideswiped Juan Antonio Flecha and sent Hoogerland flying into a barbed wire fence at 50kph. Hoogerland won himself lifetime membership of Club ToughGuy by finishing the stage before receiving the 33 stitches his wounds required.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I7W-tkd1C5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> the next tour will have on-bike cameras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just as Formula 1 has cameras built into every car, the Tour will soon be capturing the action from seatpost level. At the recent Tour of California, a test of Shimano&#39;s latest minicam allowed for this incredible footage, which allows a previosuly unglimpsed view into the shouting and shoving that goes on as the riders jostle for position in the build-up to a sprint. On-bike coverage isn&#39;t planned for <em>this</em> Tour, but it should be ready in time for the 2015 race.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aeCRnFq_9Lo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bike-week-five-good-reasons-watch-tour-de-france/feature#comments Bikes Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:29:20 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440738 at http://www.stuff.tv