The Canyon Speedmax CF SLX Triathlon Road Bike ($TBA) may look like a concept, but it'll actually be hitting the roads this December. The Speedmax is called the complete system because it incorporates everything a competitive rider needs directly into the frame. These integrations include a hydration bottle for effortless drinking, food storage for energy bars, gels or salt tablets, a top grip with outstanding ergonomics, and improved damping at the arm pads, extension grips, and basebar grips. And in the top tube you get a space for your tool bag. A lightweight neoprene case equipped with two CO2 cartridges, two tire levers and a spare tube. Visit Canyon's site for the rest of the specs.
Back in the day we did a review of the original Orbitkey and it was one of our most popular articles. Orbitkey has outdone themselves with their latest version. The Orbitkey 2.0 Keychain ($22+) is a must have for anyone looking to slim down their everyday carry arsenal.For those of you not familiar with the Orbitkey, it allows you to take your bulky keychain and organise your keys in a sleek, manageable package. Rex's latest Kickstarter offering consists of three material options which include rubber, canvas, and leather. Each of the materials come in multiple colors to fit your style.In addition to the keychain they're also offering several add-ons, including a bottle opener for $5, and a multi-tool for $10 which includes a bottle opener, flat-head screwdriver, file, can opener, wrench tool and a box cutter. You also have two flash drive options, an 8GB for $12 and a 32GB for $25. The Orbitkey Kickstarter campaign is going on right now so make sure to check it out.
Diner ($4), written and directed by Barry Levinson is the classic coming of age story where you get to see great talents in the early stages of their careers. Diner stars Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, and Kevin Bacon. It takes place in 1959 and follows a group of friends who are struggling with their impending passage from childhood into adulthood, like Boogie (Mickey Rourke) who works in a beauty salon and studies to be a lawyer at night. Diner is a great dialogue driven movie. One of the best scenes is when Eddie (Steve Guttenberg) makes his wife take a football test before they can get married. Check it out the scene after the break.
The Roku 4 ($130) has just dropped just in time for the holidays and if you've been looking to jump into the 4K arena the Roku 4 will is the perfect addition to your arsenal. It automatically upscales the signal to deliver the best picture your TV or projector can handle. So whether you're driving a 1080p or a 4K screen, you'll get the maximum resolution. But that's not all, the new Roku gives you access to over 2,500+ streaming channels and 300,000+ movies/TV episodes. Additional upgrades include a lightning fast quad-core processor, a remote with a headphone jack for private listening, and voice search so you can find flicks by a particular actor, title, or director. And maybe my favorite feature is the Lost Remote Finder. Just press the button on the top of the Roku 4 and it'll tell you right where you left it.
If you need to get a fire going quickly, the Solid Brass Fire Kit ($100) is a great solution for you. Designed to stand the test of time while drawing compliments during every outdoor excursion, this solid brass kit has everything you need to light a spark in any weather condition. With it's fireproof canister and collection of strike-anywhere matches, this useful kit has been engraved with the words "Fire - Light & Warmth - Strike on Bottom" which gives you instruction on how to achieve the sizzling hot fire you desire. A knurled striking pad sits on the bottom of the canister making that first spark a breeze to achieve. And the polished brass canister makes for a useful tool for years to come.
Tim Harney is a product designer, traditionally trained in industrial design. He's taken a love for building motorcycles and gotten better over time through time tested trial and error. And over that period of time he's created some beautiful works of art, including his latest the 1976 BMW 75/6 X Tim Harney ($NFS). The bike features a Mikuni VM32 carburators, an electronic ignition, custom stainless steel exhaust, shortened Suzuki DR650 forks, all capped off with a Harley-Davison Sportster headlight. The cowhide seat with the black subframe and bluish gray pain job finish off the entire presentation nicely. So if you're in the market for a classically style custom bike, hit Tim up, I'm sure you'll be thrilled with the results.