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  1. The High-Tech Bike Commute
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    The High-Tech Bike Commute

    Giant’s battery-powered bike, and a panoply of high-tech bike gear,  will both ease the commute and raise your cool factor.

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  2. Giant Twist Freedom DX
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    Giant Twist Freedom DX

    Price: $2,250
    giant-bicycles.com

    It resembles an ordinary city cycle, except that the gizmo hanging over the back tire is a lithium-ion battery. The harder you pedal, the more juice the battery gives, which means you’ll be able to ride faster, further, and longer.
  3. Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB + Solar
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    Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB + Solar

    Price: $30
    blackburndesign.com

    These lightweight LED lights, which last for three hours, mount to your handlebars. If you don’t have a USB port on hand for recharging, a solar charger is available.
  4. Contour GPS
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    Contour GPS

    Price: $350
    contour.com

    Use this helmet cam to shoot HD video while tracking your location with GPS. You can record video, upload it to a laptop, and see exactly where you cartwheeled over that three-inch curb.
  5. POC Trabec
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    POC Trabec

    Price: $179
    pocsports.com

    The helmet combines Aramid fibers with EPS foam to mimic the human skeleton. Unlike the usual bike type that sits on your head, the Trabec wraps around like a skateboard helmet.
  6. iBike Dash + Power
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    iBike Dash + Power

    Price: $749
    ibikesports.com

    Connect your iPhone or iPod touch to the device and navigate your ride while measuring power, speed, elevation, wind speed, and quad-ravaging hill slopes.
  7. Delta Airzound
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    Delta Airzound

    Price: $40
    deltacycle.com

    This ridiculously powerful (115-decibel) air horn can be recharged with a bike pump. It satisfies U.S. Coast Guard requirements, so it should work in rush hour traffic.