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Boombotix makes music more sociable than headphones. They’re drop and water resistant and come in a wide range of colors and patterns. They’re pretty lightweight, too.

They claim it’s the loudest portable speaker without replaceable batteries. It uses a small, built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery. It plugs into your phone or MP3 player and it is indeed pretty loud without getting totally distorted. Even better, they’re cheap ($40) and they pretty much warranty anything you’ll do to it. There’s also a wireless Bluetooth version for $65.

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Cytomax recently announced their stick packs, and now they’re launching Energy Drop chews. Two versions will be offered, Tropical/Pomegranate and a caffeinated Orange/Tangerine. Retail is $1.99 for 60g, about 10 drops. That’ll give you 180 calories from 46g of carbs (22g sugars) with sodium and potassium. Available in November.

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RideKick is a new motorized trailer that pushes your bike and carries cargo. It retails for $699 and attaches to any bike. Currently it uses an SLA battery to get about 12-15 miles per charge for now, but they’re developing a Li-Ion battery that will double the range. It’s good for about 19 miles per hour without any pedaling.

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Bonus: the controller box has a USB charger for phones, iPods or whatever. It’ll also display any error codes to tell you what’s wrong with it if there’s a problem, and the USB port doubles as a firmware update port.

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Andy
Andy
10 years ago

As long as you leave the speaker at home on group rides. You don’t want to hear my music, and I don’t want to hear yours.

LP
LP
10 years ago

I’d love to see this trailer on gravel….or wet asphalt!!!

Bikes are made to be pedaled!

Trailer Queen
Trailer Queen
10 years ago

I would drink all that delicious beer, and then do a huge trailer burnout.

Christophercules
Christophercules
10 years ago

Now I can pull a Cancellara and drop my Sunday ride buddies while tossing a few back…Yes!

oilcanracer
10 years ago

and how does the Boombotix speaker fit on your bike?

cause that is NOT fitting in my pocket

Bikerumor
10 years ago

I took the ride kick on the dirt and it totally spins the wheels, which got quite a few chuckles from myself and others.

I think the Boombotix comes with a strap to mount on the bar and clip to it or your messenger pack.