April 1, 2011 3 Comments
It’s that time of year again, when we here at Performance get to share some of the exciting new cycling gear that our product development team has been working on for months behind closed doors. We’ve got some innovative designers and developers working here in our office, and they can’t wait to show you just a few of the amazing new products that you may see on our shelves in the coming months (we’re still working out the details on many of these products, so please let us know your comments or suggestions below) .
Banana Holder Cage
The simple banana, one of nature’s finest energy sources on-the-go. Packed with protein, carbohydrates, sugar and Potassium, bananas are a perfect 100 calorie snack for that on-the-bike energy burst.
Well fret no more, as we introduce our Banana Holder Cage. Mounted to standard water bottle cage holes, our Banana Holder Cage will be the safest and easiest way to bring nature’s energy food on your ride!
Helium Tire Inflator
Looking for that extra edge on race day, or even the local club ride? Then our brand new Helium Tire Inflator is just the thing for you. Why use regular old air, or even CO2 inflators, to inflate your tires when you could be using the lightest gas around (well, that isn’t highly flammable). Packaged in the same handy cartridges that you’ve become familiar with in CO2 inflators, our Helium Tire Inflator is literally lighter than air (but don’t worry, it ships with a specially made lead sleeve to keep it from floating away)!
Fixie Adjustable Handlebar
Mounting directly to the top of the fork steerer tube, in place of a conventional stem, our compact Fixie Adjustable Handlebar is just the product for the urban rider who wants the convenience of an adjustable stem with the style of an ultra-narrow fixed-gear handlebar.
Frictionless Magnetic Bottom Bracket
The concept behind this innovative component design was simple but profound; how could we improve the pedaling experience and exceed the performance of even the smoothest ceramic bearings. Our answer was to do away with bearings all together and instead use a carefully aligned array of rare earth magnets in the wall of the bottom bracket.
Since the crank spindle is suspended perfectly and never touches any part of the bottom bracket shell, you won’t lose any of your hard-earned power to friction (of course now we’ll have to deal with the new UCI friction regulations, but we’re sure our engineers will find a way to comply)!
Of course these are just a few of the great ideas that our team is working on here at Performance, because we’re always hard at work on products for every cyclist. Let us know what you think and vote for your favorite new product in the poll below.