Bicycle Speedometer Concept

The gadget and design blogs posted on Redfish Creative’s Bicycle Speedometer concept over the weekend and whether or not the idea actually goes into production, it demontrates how the electronic accessories market hasn’t caught up to the urban aesthetic.

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Image: Redfish

Leather, stainless, automotive style dials with click counters to replace the boring LEDs we use now? Sure and we’d welcome that because what we’re using is based on late 90s designs from Avocet, Cateye et al. Sure we’ve got power, heart rate, and more but the bicycle computer is essentially the same.

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Photo: Wikipedia

Extend that to lights and a family of products that would match your bespoke bike and maybe you’re onto something. What have we seen in updated accessories with a modern design aesthetic besides:

  • Minipumps that function more like a shakeweight than a pump,
  • Various water bottle systems and a new one with two caps
  • Silicon-wrapped LEDs that resemble kids Croc’s with a flashlight lodged in them?

If not the Porsche design studio style, could go to a Steampunky Home Depot DIY vibe with galvanized pipe and PVC or use your phone that talks to a sensor.

What would a redesigned bicycle computer look like to you?

Via Wired, Core77.