The winner of an urban bike design contest is DENNY designed by TEAGUE and built by Sizemore Bicycles. It features electric assist and integrated lighting.
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Micah Toll, an engineer featured in Forbes and Wired, wants you to know it’s not as difficult as you think to build your own, unique electric bicycle.
The EdgeRunner cargo bike combines a passenger seat and a bike rack into a “long-tail” cargo bike that promises nimble handling in a affordable package.
Velomobiles and pedal cars like the Twike 4XP exist to show us that pedal power can be a viable means of urban transport. Companies like Scuderie Campari, meanwhile, exist to make pedal power dreams utterly, totally, and almost inconceivably sexy. This is the SC-1 ultra-luxe pedal car concept for adults, and it is gorgeous. Intended […]
More than a million new bicycles are sold each year in the Netherlands, which is good. What’s not so good is that nearly that many are thrown away, too. Why, though? In many cases, the frame is sound, the handlebars are straight- even the wheels are good. What’s needed, then, isn’t necessarily a new bike, […]
This is Kovit’s latest Delta 7 road and track frame. The ultralight, carbon/kevlar bike was revealed to the world at last month’s Interbike show looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie with a trellis of (what should be called) nanotubes and a wholly reasonable $3500 price tag. I’m no expert on carbon tube […]
Ralf Holleis is a design student who built a 3d printed, ultralight titanium track bike for all of us to “ooh” and “aah” over – the results are stunning!
The bike you see here is Realtree Cogburn’s first entry into the high-end mountain bike category, and it is really something! You can ooh-and-ah at the Realtree camo bike frame, the anodized matte finish on the hardware, or just ride it out into the forest and start shooting stuff with your compound bow – which […]
These URBANIST Cycling bicycle panties seem to go a long way towards making urban cycling easier and more comfortable on sensitive lady bits, and might be just the thing to encourage a number of women to take a chance on urban bike rentals, or pick up their own sexy two-wheeler and take another car off the road!
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!
The Rubbee electric bicycle conversion works by quickly attaching itself to your bike’s seat post with a spinning plastic wheel that “rubs” against your bicycle’s back tire, propelling you forward. It’s not quite as effective or efficient as a hub motor, but with a pricetag of just $1000 and nearly universal compatibility it might just be a winner.
European startup CLOSCA has a unique answer to the “Where can I put the helmet after I use my bike?” and “Why wearing a sport helmet if I seek a trendy look?” questions: a good-looking, collapsible bike helmet.
Velodroom’s wireless bicycle brake light has no on/off switch. Instead, it uses a built-in accelerometer (g-meter) to detect when the rider is slowing down, which kicks on the 3 watt LED brake light. It’s a clever concept that takes the responsibility of signaling drivers off of the rider’s hand-signals (which take their hands off the handlebars) and one that the Velodroom’s designer, Indrek Rebane, claims is clearly visible from over 900 feet away!
When you think of a country that’s all about sexy curves and an unrestrained, almost sexual aggressiveness, Estonia is probably not what immediately comes to mind (sorry, Tiina). All the same, this cafe-racer-inspired bicycle from the mind of Indrek Narusk is an all-Estonian masterpiece that looks and rides like nothing else powered by your own two feetsies.
I was riding in the bike lane on Toronto’s Harbord Street last week during the afternoon rush hour and thought boy, there sure are a lot of bikes, so many that I stopped to take a photo of them. It turns out that this wasn’t an aberration, but a significant trend. Cycle Toronto recently did a traffic count and found that in the course of a day, fully 45% of the vehicles on Harbord Street were bicycles.
If you’ve ever looked at a cozy, comfy hammock strung up between a pair of thick palm trees and thought “Man! I wish that thing had wheels!”, then the people behined the BananaHama recumbent bicycle have something they’d like to sell you.
“We wanted the camper to be finished to the highest quality,” says Andy Saunders, of his innovative Cramper RV. “Inside, it’s fully insulated and upholstered, it has a twin hob to cook on, a sink to wash up in. It’s got a big side window and even a small bed for a power nap … everyone who sees it says ‘Wow!’.”
he Sandwichbike was introduced during the 2013 Salone del Mobile, with promises that the company will start producing the bikes sometime this year. Made from two wooden panels, this renewable-material and fully-recyclable bicycle was “inspired” by IKEA’s concept of flat packing products for home assembly to keep retail costs down.
If you live in a major city, then you don’t need to do much research to know that bicycle commuting is on the rise. You might be surprised, however, by just how quickly the number of bicycle commuters is rising. From 2001 to 2009, the number of bicycle commuters more than doubled, from 1.7 million to more than 4 million.
This blog is about gas, ultimately. How to use less gas, what to use instead of gas, and all that jazz. The usual suspects are ethanol, bio-diesel, electrons, and hydrogen-peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide? Watch this death-defying 160 mph rocket bike shame a Subaru STi and you’ll be a believer.