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August 27, 2011 12:45 PM Subscribe
Are there wireless radios and microphones appropriate for bicyclists to communicate with each other??
posted by werkzeuger to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been trying to figure out how two or more cyclists could talk to each other while riding. The radios could be walkie-talkies or Family Radio Service units or whatever, but I'm having a harder time figuring out the microphone. I really wouldn't want a headset mic on my face while riding, and I wouln't want anything that takes the hands off the bars (like the secret service mic-up-the-sleeve). There's also wind noise to consider, and the whole thing has to be as small and light as possible.
I think a throat contact mic, with an earbud for listening would be best, but they seem to be a product of the security and SWAT inductries and prohibitively expensive.
I know professional racing teams use radio communication with their race director cars, so if anybody knows what they use that might be interesting.