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Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto Show

January 15th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year's Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users


America's Bike Rental Fleet Doubles Again in 2013

August 30th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

There are two like, a block-and-a-half apart on Damen as of last weekend, and I just spotted another Divvy bike rental kiosk going up in Oak Park. Where there was nothing six months ago, there are now dozens of these things, and commuters on Divvy bikes are becoming a commonplace thing in Chicago


Sawyer Cycles Builds a Flat-pack Chopper-style IKEA Bicycle

August 23rd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

We’re a flat-pack generation, but we still want to feel like we have something cool, stylish, and uniquely “us” whenever we make a big purchase. If Dutch artist Jurgen Kuipers gets his way, we’ll soon have a cool, stylish, flat-back bicycle with plenty of opportunities to customize the thing and make it uniquely ours. Jurgen’s calling his “IKEA bicycle” design the Sawyer Cycles chopper, and it’s brilliant!



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