Having just upgraded to the new iPhone, my BioLogic iPhone 4 bike mount has just become redundant. The company have reassured me via Twitter that they are working on a new mount for the iPhone 5 which is wonderful news. I use the mount every day in conjunction with the CycleMeter app that allows me to track and keep a record of my cycle times from Reading to Henley-on-Thames every morning. It’s like having a little dashboard on Reggie’s handlebars. Yes, he’s on Twitter too… Here I am by the way (just for the record). Anyway, iPhone bike mount aside, I was having a good look around the BioLogic website and my! Do they have some wonderful kit on there. Two things in particular caught my interest, both of which could be potentially very useful for next summer’s long trip from Athens to Cadiz.
First up is this beauty; the BioLogic Joule™ 3 Dynamo Hub. This is what the website says about it: “The Joule 3 currently is the lightest, most efficient bicycle dynamo hub on the market. It can be built up to create super-light dynamo wheels and its patented magnet configuration yields barely noticeable drag. Polishing, laser etching, and a precision machined flange pattern give high performance in a beautiful small package. Available in disc and non-disc brake versions. Winner of a 2012 Eurobike Award.” It is definitely in that category of cycling gear know as ‘Bike Porn’ (along with Koga Trekking Bikes, the Rohloff Speed Hub & the Crane Bell Suza (Brass)). I want one! (Of the other things in that list incidentally, I only have the bell. So far…)
Now, you are probably thinking ‘OK. But what’s it for?‘. This is what it’s for: the BioLogic ReeCharge™ Power Pack! I have died and gone to heaven. I bought a solar ‘charger’ before embarking upon the trip along the Eurovelo 5 from the UK to southern Italy. It was an utter waste of money. Useless, crap, rubbish. On the occasions that I tried to use it, it managed to dribble a pathetic couple of percentage points worth of charge into my phone after many hours spent idling in the Sun. It was the lay about, benefit cheat of the charging world. The BioLogic on the other hand, powered by the cyclist him or herself is the Dragon of the charging fraternity. Or so it appears… Here are a couple of videos to whet your appetite for more. I want one of these too!