More people than ever are now making biking part of their daily routine. For some, the decision to get behind the handlebars is simple economics, as riding a bike is considerably cheaper than owning a car, while for others the decision is part of an overall commitment to living a healthy and/or green lifestyle.
Whatever their reasoning, today's bicyclists have an array of very sophisticated tools available to them that were unheard of a decade ago. While some of these tools are designed to make the bike riding experience all the more enjoyable -- electronic shifting, electric assist for getting up hills, etc. -- others are designed to keep riders safe.
For instance, bicyclists can now rely on gadgets like bicycle horns made to mirror the blare of car horns to glasses equipped with rearview mirrors to help prevent accidents.