Browsing the "commute" Tag

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!


DIY Motoped Kit Combines Mountain Bike With XR50

August 6th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

What you’re buying when you pick up a Motoped is actually a kit. It’s a frame, in other words, with all the difficult engineering like mounting points, swingarm, and the end result brings all the awesome action of a BMX downhill run to your morning commute


Microbrewers Rejoice! the Growler Bicycle is Here!

August 1st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The proliferation of cyclists and bicycle commuters in recent years is great for the nation’s overall health, air quality, and natural resources. It’s also fantastic because, in most areas, you can ride with beer - and this growler concept bike makes it possible for microbrewers and beer enthusiasts to ride with up to 64 oz. of beer!



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