bikes

  • Perfecto Is A Marketplace For Bikes That Are Not Stolen

    Perfecto Is A Marketplace For Bikes That Are Not Stolen

    Launched last month, Perfecto is a bike marketplace that verifies buyers, sellers, and bicycles, essentially eradicates the potential of stolen bikes being sold as legit ones. As bicycle commutes becomes a larger trend in cities worldwide, the market for secondhand bikes is skyrocketing. Traditional marketplaces like Craigslist are exacerbating this problem, as there is no safeguards in place… Read More

  • Ring MyBell

    Ring MyBell

    If you’ve ever nearly ended up under an SUV or been doored by a sleepy minivan-driver, you’ll appreciate the MyBell. Designed by the folks at MyBell.co in Brooklyn, the $99 horn allows you to add up two digital audio files and multiple custom light patterns that will blast drivers with 105 decibels of noise and 110 lumens of light. The resulting cacophony should keep you out from… Read More

  • The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

    The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride

    Zoom zoom! A Croatian company wants to put your butt onto a new kind of bike, a sort of electric/mechanical hybrid that uses battery assist to help you up the hills and includes an automatic transmission system that ensures you rarely have to use the battery. Called the Visiobike, the $5,303 bike is made of carbon fiber and has a dock for your phone. Special software gives you a… Read More

  • Check Out, And Support, This Wild Multi-Pedal Bike, The Boneshakered Bigwheel

    Check Out, And Support, This Wild Multi-Pedal Bike, The Boneshakered Bigwheel

    If you’re into big bicycles with weird, multi-tipped legs, have I got a project for you. Called the Boneshakered Bigwheel (sic), this one-off project by creator Ronald L. Schroer is an unusual trike with legs instead of back wheels. It’s made almost entirely of wood and he’s added an internal “hypno-wheel” to make the experience more pleasant. Read More

  • Get Your Halfbike Runnin’ Head Out On The Highway

    Get Your Halfbike Runnin’ Head Out On The Highway

    Why settle for a whole bike when a half will do? This decidedly odd Kickstarted bicycle, called the Halfbike, promises a lightweight, speedy ride across town while bringing you the best of running and biking in one weird package. Created by architects Martin Angelov and Mihail Klenov, the bike is at $50,000 of an $80,000 goal and has ten days left. Read More

  • Social Bicycles Raises $1.1 Million To Expand Bike Sharing Project

    Social Bicycles Raises $1.1 Million To Expand Bike Sharing Project

    Bike sharing service Social Bicycles has raised $1.1 million to expand the reach of their social bike sharing service to new markets. The company, led by Ryan Rzepecki, reported the funding this morning. Read More

  • An Interview With Josh Bechtel, The Inventor Of The Bicymple

    An Interview With Josh Bechtel, The Inventor Of The Bicymple

    There’s been quite a bit of disruption in bikes recently and the Bicymple is no exception. Designed by Josh Bechtel, the bike aims to be easy to ride, trouble free, and less expensive than traditional gear and chain models. You can check out a video here but we got a chance to talk with Josh a bit about his new design. Read More

  • Blink Steady | TechCrunch Makers

    TC Makers: A Visit To The Brooklyn Factory Where They Make The Ultracool Blink Steady Bike Light

    It’s rare to see the creation of a product from idea to implementation but Blink Steady, a unique, multi-sensor bike light, allowed us to do just that. Created by Benjamin Cohen, Stuart Heys, and Mark Sibenac, the Blink Steady launched in April on Kickstarter and shipped last month. Read More

  • The Bike Singularity Is Nigh: The Velo Bike Has An Open Source Brain

    The Bike Singularity Is Nigh: The Velo Bike Has An Open Source Brain

    The Velo is still a bit of a pie-in-the-sky project but I’d totally be down with it if they made a few in real life. Designed to reduce the “problems” associated with biking – namely collisions and mapping – the bike/microprocessor system is fully electric and connects with your smartphone to perform some very interesting tricks. First, there’s collision… Read More

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