Browsing the "pedal" Tag

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83 MPH Recumbent Bike Tears Up Battle Mountain

Earlier this month, a group of recumbent bike enthusiasts made their way out into the open roads of Battle Mountain, Nevada to see how fast they could push their pedal-powered machines. Draped in slick, slippery, composite aero shells, these recumbents cheat the wind and defy expectations, with one 14-year-old student entry hitting 55 mph, and […]

September 20th

Carbon-Monocoque Electric Bike Might Be Worth Price of Admission

If you think the twin disc brake setup of the LEAOS pedal-electric bicycle hints at the bike’s performance, you’re right. With a 36V 250W electric assist helping you push the pedals through an 8-speed Shimano Alfine gearest, this high-end, carbon monocoque bike is more than capable of blitzing through modern day traffic with (what promises to be) as much “go” as a small scooter.

December 4th

New Cannondale CERV is a Tour Transformer

Cannondale’s new CERV concept (Continuously Ergonomic Race Vehicle) was developed as a working prototype by Ohio-based Priority Designs. The design had to allow the handlebars to move up and down without altering the distance from the bike seat to the crank, maximizing rider comfort and muscle efficiency.

September 13th

Mercedes Announces a Smarter Smart for the Bike Lane

There was more than one new product announcement at Mercedes’ captive Smart brand this week, but even though this one rides the (literal?) coattails of its new-and-improved Electric Drive brother, it may still be the smartest Smart yet! I first rode one of Mercedes’ early electric bikes over a decade ago in South Florida, thanks […]

August 19th

Voltitude: the Swiss Army Knife of Electric Mopeds

Looking more like a novelty pocketknife than a proper Puch or Sears Allstate moped (as seen here), the Swiss-designed Voltitude is nevertheless a fully realized electric moped concept that promises 15 mph speeds and up to 25 miles of pedal-assisted range. Like its pointier design inspiration, the Voltitude is a folder for easy storage and […]

March 21st