Closco Foldable Bike Helmet

Closco Foldable Bike Helmet

Helmets are one of the first things to consider purchasing when starting to bike. Right away, we all notice a few things – they mess up our hair, they don’t (usually) look very stylish, and they are annoying to lug around off our bikes. That’s why I’m really excited to see Closco Foldable Bike Helmets.

Their first model, the turtle, is capable of reducing its volume to less than 50% of its initial one; allowing a final flat book-like shape in just one simple movement. This means that the helmet can be easily stowed away inside a backpack, messenger bag or tote bag when not in use. Which is perfect if you use your own bike but also a bike share program.

I definitely like a more minimal helmet, but I can appreciate the ability to interchange helmet covers. Closco offers an open source system for covers to promote customizing with customers and collaboration with clothing brands (yes please!). They currently have six colors based in two different styles.

Closco is in the last days of their Kickstarter Campaign. For just $70 you can be among the first to own the Closco Foldable Bike Helmet, I’m tempted.

 

Garance Dore Bikes

Garance Dore Bikes

Garance Dore bikes the way that I aspire to and I bet you do too. Her seemingly effortless style and wardrobe are perfect for getting around town on two wheels. I also admire that she rides a practical, understated bike with all of the accessories, front and rear baskets, for hauling goods around. Love her.

 

Coffee Run by Bike

Coffee Run by Bike

I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep one beverage in place while biking, but it looks like she’s figured out how to get four. We talked about the power of a bungee strap a couple of weeks ago, but dang, this is the real deal. Do you have a favorite bike cup holder, especially one that works for coffee? Image via Patterson Maker.

 

Michaux Leather Handlebar Tape

Michaux Leather Handlebar Tape

I’m totally smitten with the leather handlebar tape from Michaux. I recently outfitted my vintage Motobecane with a Brooks honey saddle and think the gold tape would look especially nice alongside it. The tape is backed with 3M reflective material and double sided tape for easy and accurate application. Each set includes one pair of cork end plugs and is suitable for all handlebar types. Currently out of stock, the tape cost 30 Euro and is handmade in London.

 

Rompers for Summer Riding

Romper

Rompers are everywhere for the summer and they seem like an easy option for spending a casual day on bikes. I love how she is layering the denim, keeping it a little more sophisticated and styled. A bikable romper should be a little longer is length, have some stretch or room in the cut and keep (most) of our chest covered when riding. I love the lace cutout on this romper from Ella Moss, this 3/4 sleeve romper from Ann Taylor Loft is also great, and for keeping it super casual this racerback one from Gap is perfect.