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Old 02-24-13, 05:13 AM   #1
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New to cycling, but love music. Are there stereos designed for bikes?

Hello everyone.

I just bought my first bike (Cannondale Quick 6) earlier this week. I am looking to bike for health reasons and plan to get out as much as possible this summer. In doing so, I am sure there will be a lot of times that I have to go out alone, and would like to have a way to listen to music as I bike around.

I have a couple of ipods, and thought that I would just slap in some ear buds and go, but I quickly realized that I do not like the idea of not being able to hear my surroundings as well. Thus, I come to my question.

Are there stereos designed for bikes? I don't care if they are units that you plug your ipod into, or use a USB stick or whatever, I just need it to go reasonably loud (without distortion) and not require the use of headphones.

Is there anything like that out there?

Any ideas, tips, or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Old 02-24-13, 07:07 AM   #2
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I have a cheap bluetooth speaker i put on my trunk bag. Works pretty well.
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Old 02-24-13, 07:15 AM   #3
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Use your Ipod with one bud in your ear and one ear budless so you can hear a little bit of what's around you.
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State of the art is Tommyca, combination of a player and radio, with impressive Bose-style acoustics. It seems that due to price it has not become a commercial success and is in the state of disappearance from the market. If you look around, you will still find white units, for $80+.

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Old 02-24-13, 01:42 PM   #5
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You can probably put a pair of earbuds into a pair of slipstreamz slips. I never tried it myself, but its one of those products out there use to cut down on wind noise (catears also come to mind). If you do buy them, let us know how they are.
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ebay is your friend.
here are a few
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIRVE-PORTAB...item3ccf0d118d

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-F...7cf110&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bike-Mount-W...item564f10960d

this is just ipod bike speakers. you could try bike stereo, bike radio, i am sure you can think of others.
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Old 02-25-13, 01:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips and ideas guys, I will look into the things mentioned. I never even thought of the idea to simply get portable ipod speakers...I way over thought this one.
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