US News World's first bike with heated handlebars could help cyclists in winter

00:50  15 january  2020
00:50  15 january  2020 Source:   inews.co.uk

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If the thought of cycling through the winter weather appeals to you but having to don bulky gloves is putting you off, Halfords may have the answer to your prayers.

The British retailer claims to have created the world's first bicycle with heated handlebars, the Carrera Subway Winter Bike.

Thanks to heating elements under the rubber of the handlebar grip, the handles are capable of heating up to 40 degrees celsius at the push of a button.

Charge it up

The bike also has fitted mudguards and a reflective body (Photo: Halfords)

The battery itself is held internally inside the bar and controlled and charged from the outside through a standard micro USB port.

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A single charge heats the handles for up to two hours, the company claimed, in a bid to stave off chilly hands while riding in cold conditions.

The bike, which also sports a reflective frame, fitted mudguards and puncture-resistant tyres, is available to buy in selected Halfords shops and through its website for £400.

"Whether for commuting or training, we know that cycling in the colder months can be a challenge," Justin Stevenson, Halfords' chief bike designer, said.

"We wanted to make it easier for riders to stay on their bike, so we developed the Carrera Subway Winter bike –  the world’s first bike to feature heated handlebar grips and means cyclists can say goodbye to numb and cold hands."

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Keeping rides comfortable

Heated handlebar grips are commonplace among snowmobiles and some motorbikes, and heated grips for bicycles for installation by the owner have been available to purchase for years.

Halfords had previously announced a range of connected bicycles equipped with Amazon's Alexa digital assistant for hands-free navigation and Wi-Fi access.

The bike is on sale for £400 (Photo: Halfords)

A small screen embedded in the bike's handlebars displays performance data, including speed, time and distance covered, adjustable light settings for cycling in low-light conditions and GPS and mapping services.

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