For a cyclist, the city is full of pitfalls. A little help navigating it would be nice. So it makes complete sense that the modern bicycle would, like our cars, become connected. Our friends at Toronto-based Vanhawks have engineered what they describe as “the world’s first carbon fiber smart bike.” Apparently the market is intrigued and ready: at publication, Vanhawks has raised nearly $600,000 with three days left to its 30-day Kickstarter campaign.
The Vanhawks Valour Connected Bike combines incredibly lightweight, innovative carbon fiber construction (weighing in at just 16 lbs) with modern technology, for a ride that anyone from the casual commuter to the true bike nerd can appreciate. The Valour connects with your mobile device to plot your trip with turn-by-turn directions, blind-spot detection, fitness data, theft alerts, and more. It also helps you find your bike should it be stolen.