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Helios Handlebars Filled with Computers

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Peter Bailey

Freelance Wordpress Developer in London (peabay.xyz) @peabay
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There are two problems with cycling around London. One – you never know where you’re going, and two – you can never be bothered to faff around attaching your incredibly expensive LED lights, and even if you do you’ll inevitably forget to take them off while parked outside Tescos and have them knicked.

Helios hears you. Helios has solved your problems. Helios has made sexy pinata handlebars filled with computers and flashing lights to make you feel like you’re riding a car shaped like a bicycle.

The headlights feature 500 lumen LED’s which last for 6 hours on their brightest setting, it’s colour and intensity controlled via a smartphone app. Rear facing LED’s change colour depending on speed which, although probably not that useful to a racer, looks really cool for the cars you’re holding up. GPS is the main attraction though and will log the rider’s position every 30 seconds or respond to SMS requests for it’s location.

Posted 09th Aug 2013
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Comments

  • democraticdefecit

    They’ll steal the whole bike now rather than just the LED’s

    • Peter Bailey

      Obviously you wouldn’t use it. You’d stand outside the bowling ally with it looking over your ray bans at people walking by.

      • democraticdefecit

        Na, I’d be sitting idling in my leather clad heated 3.0L car wondering if the cyclists I’m scorning will make it home without being crushed to death by a Pantechnicon veering left.