The rules of the road for cyclists have remained the same for years in terms of signaling to other road users that they want to turn. However, you have to admit that sticking out your hand is not so modern anymore, and at times it can even be painful when we run into a random stone on the road, holding the steering wheel with one hand. The solution to this problem will be dealt with by the German Zarathustra grips, which can be found on Indiegogo.
Equipped with 20 LEDs, these grips are an addition to each handlebars, which in theory relieve riders of the need to reach out in the direction of a turn. In addition, also signaling braking to vehicles in the rear. The Zarathustra set consists of two leather-wrapped aluminum grips with the above-mentioned LEDs at the ends. Each of them also has a dedicated button that allows you to activate the flashing lighting with one move. They can also take the role of hazard lights, and even position lights (useful, for example, after dark).
Each pad also has a sensor located under each brake lever. This, of course, detects its tightening, which in turn causes both lights to glow red constantly, regardless of which lever you pull. The handles are of course waterproof, rechargeable, and in addition they work with the Android or iOS application. From its level, we can also adjust the lighting modes, brightness and color of the LEDs. An interesting fact is that the idea of the German company was taken from the Audi A8 lighting system. If you decide to buy as part of the campaign, you will be in for a $ 99 spend, which will jump to $ 199 when fully released on the market.
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Source: New Atlas