By Claire Barber


Xnito Old School Helmet

One year ago, Xninto founder Ben Di was looking for a helmet for his kids to use when they rode electric bikes in San Francisco. But, since the typical bicycle helmet provides protection only up to 15 mph and e-bikes typically go faster, his options were limited. So, he started to dream up Xninto. The Old School helmet is less bulky than a motorcycle helmet yet sturdier than a bike helmet; provides protection up to 28 mph; and has integrated, USB-chargable lights on the front and back. Anthony Jewitt, business development manager at Xninto, calls the helmet, a “sleek, safe helmet in between a motorcycle and bicycle helmet.” It comes in seven colorways at an affordable price point. $150 /

Quick-Change Artist

Changing how users load and store their bikes, Quikr has created the Mach2, a modular, aluminum no-tools bike rack. The Grand Junction-based company has secured 14 new patents, and it shows in the Mach2, which incorporates an integrated lock-and-key system, no-tools wheel-size adjustment, and an add-on ramp accessory for ease. The rack comes fully preassembled and weighs only 28 pounds in the one-bike configuration, with options to add on up to three more bike racks. The rack fits easily in a car’s trunk yet can still hold the burliest of mountain bikes. $679 /