bicycles
Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic (If You Put Them in the Right Place)

The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war over in the US, with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding a few feet of precious road while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here's a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic. Read More >>

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Symbolic Bike Lights Make Cyclists More Visible to Traffic

Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you'll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware of your presence. Read More >>

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Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be the Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word "computer" right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios, and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we've seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in. Read More >>

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A Rechargeable Bike Light That Tells You Exactly When it Will Die

The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they're visible. When they die, you're just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it's also got a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how much longer it will stay lit. Read More >>

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Nine Ingenious Urban Hacks to Make New York City Smarter

We Brits think that we're resourceful, but New York's finest urban hackers have put us to shame. Did you know a bike rack can become a fold-down seat? Or that you can charge your phone at sign posts? Or that a barricade is easily re-purposed as a bench? These are just some of the small but imaginative hacks that make the concrete jungle a slightly more delightful and welcoming place. Read More >>

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Is an Airbag for Your Head Really Safer Than a Bike Helmet?

Remember Hövding, the Swedish bike helmet released a few years back that looks like a stylish, poofy collar and supposedly inflates like an airbag upon impact? In a new video, the company explains more about how it works—claiming it's actually much safer than a traditional helmet. Read More >>

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This Clever Lift Assists Cyclists Up Steep City Hills

This one goes out to all the city cyclists who have pulled up to the bottom of a steepl hill with three words echoing through their head: Oh. Hell. No. The Norwegian city of Trondheim built a special bike-lift that gives users a free ride, no pedalling required. Read More >>

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This Beefy Trike Will Stop You From Sinking on Snow and Sand

If you've ever ridden your bike onto a beach or into deep snow, you've probably experienced the joy of then having to walk it back out because it was impossible to ride. But with the recent rise in popularity of fat-tyred bikes that can seemingly float on sand and snow, that's not a problem. Especially with Standard Bearer Machines' new Rungu Juggernaut, which adds a third wheel into the mix. Read More >>

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This Incredible Reflective Bike Glows Like a Stop Sign at Night

I saw a magical commuter bike this week. It's called The Lumen, and it's hand-made by the good folks at San Francisco's Mission Bicycle Company. By day, the frame and wheels are a beautiful deep grey that barely borders on black, but in night lights—or a flash—they turn retro-reflective like the snazzy part of a stop sign. Read More >>

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These Architectural Posters Were Printed With Bike Tyres and Ink

Biking to the top of the Empire State Building isn't gonna happen. But hey: rolling across a sheet of loose leaf can give a pretty fantastic, small-scale interpretation of the Big Apple icon. Seven different inked-up tyre tracks came together to make this cool print—it just might be the closest you'll get to scaling the heights. Read More >>

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A Tandem Bike That Shrinks to Accommodate a Single Rider

A tandem bike can make for a romantic outing for a couple in love, but when there's just a single passenger it makes for a challenging ride. So California-based Calfee Design built a pair of custom tandem bikes that can actually be transformed into single passenger cycles with just a few simple tools. Read More >>

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It Turns Out Cyclists Only Really Need Half a Bike to Get to Work

According to the folks at Kolelinia, cyclists are spending twice as much money as they need to on a bike. The company has just designed a more compact alternative called the Halfbike that looks like someone stripped away all the comfy bits from a real bike, leaving us with the cycling equivalent of a standing desk. Read More >>

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How it Feels to Ride an Electrified Boris Bike

If you've ever ridden a Barclays 'Boris' Bike (or Citibike, or any similar bike-share bicycle) you know: those suckers are heavy. And, if you've ever ridden up anything near an incline, you know that heavy bikes absolutely suck on hills. Wouldn't it be great to just push a button instead? Read More >>

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Segregated Cycle Tracks Coming to London's Worst Junctions in £300m Upgrade

The London Mayor has announced a plan to radically rework some of the most dangerous junctions in London, with 33 of the deadliest cycling spots set to benefit from full bike-friendly redesigns. Bow roundabout, Marble Arch and Blackfriars are some of the most hellish cycle spots on the rebuild list. Read More >>

3d printing
You Could Download and Print This Titanium Bike Frame

It may look like an alien desk tidy, but you're actually looking at a bicycle frame hot off the 3D printer. Read More >>

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Can't Choose Between Biking or Roller Blading? Now You Don't Have To

Since the Segway the floodgates opened for countless personal mobility devices, with designs that range from conservative to downright crazy. And the Aeyo—a cross between a scooter, a bicycle, and a pair of inline skates—falls somewhere in the middle of that scale. Read More >>

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