Behind (Helios) bars: Here comes the sun

Helios handlebars pic

All the lighting you need and more, also available in a bullhorn configuration

Many of us enjoy the simplicity of our footbikes. And if true simplicity is lacking, sometimes apparent simplicity is available through concision. Enter Helios handlebars. They will give direct lighting, ambient lighting, turn signals, track your bike and provide a color-indicated speedometer, all without add-ons, so there’s plenty of room left for a bell.

There’re more features, too, controllable through a smartphone app, including the ability to turn the lights on as you approach the bike.

Can’t get your hands on a set yet, but they’ve recently launched a Kickstarter effort, which is doing well. Here’s the 411.

Powerful CREE LEDs provide you with a wide spread of illumination comparable to a car headlight.

Bluetooth 4.0 connects Helios Bars to your smartphone and allows you to view stats, control the color & intensity of your lights, as well as many other smart features.

Track your bike via SMS from anywhere in the world.

Rear facing LEDs change color according to how fast you ride, providing you with a visual speedometer so you never need to have your phone out.

But wait; there’s more!

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