Two for Tuesday: Cateye & Abus
Ride safe with These Bits of Tech
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CATEYE AMPP 800
With a tough aluminum body, the CatEye AMPP 800 is an all weather front light that will hold up in rough conditions. This compact 136-gram light includes a Daytime HyperConstant mode, providing protection both day and night. And to ensure maximum visibility, it includes a wide beam and cutouts that project the five different modes of light, up to 800 lumens, out the sides. And you can tell at a glance how much juice is left thanks to a battery indicator that lights up the power button either blue, yellow or red, depending on level. When it needs a recharge, just plug it in via usb to power up the lithium battery. $65; 136g; cateyeamerica.com
In the real world, wind changes direction constantly and cyclists do not stay permanently planted in an optimal aero position. Abus knows this, so its GameChanger helmet uses a Multi Position Design to minimize exposed surface area across a variety of head tilt positions and air inflow angles. Even details as small as flutter-free straps and how sunglasses dock in the vents are considered, resulting in a helmet that is faster in more conditions. But real world conditions mean hot days., Abus’ Forced Air Cooling Technology gulps up air, channeling it around the head for maximum cooling. The GameChanger is, dare we say it, changing the helmet game for good with its balance of aero and cooling comfort. $250; 270g (medium); abus.com