bikes

  • The Backpack Scooter Lets You Walk Then Ride

    The Backpack Scooter Lets You Walk Then Ride

    This is the Bergmönch – the Mountain Monk – a scooter that folds into a backpack, thereby allowing the brave to ride down the hills the climb up at breakneck speed. There are no pedals – just a pair of disc brakes – and it costs $1,880. Read More

  • This Wood Bike Looks Like It Came Out Of Minecraft – In A Good Way

    The last wooden bike we saw, from Audi, was considerably more… well, elegant than this one. Yet I think if I had to have one as my everyday ride, I’d go with this one from Chicago-based Lagomorph Design. It’s got a simple, blocky beauty, and I’m guessing that black walnut exterior covers up a more traditional metal frame. Read More

  • Sweet-Looking Bike Tool Roll Made From My Favorite Material, Waxed Canvas


    Fellow Seattlite and Etsy seller Erica Hanson has put together a great little tool bag for discerning bikers: the Mopha. It’s waxed canvas and consists of ten of little pockets for you to put your patch kits, hex wrenches, spare tube, and all that jazz. Then roll it up and strap it to your frame. Hell of a good-looking thing, and the simple, rugged construction seems like it should… Read More

  • It's Bike Season And This App Will Help You Tune Things Up

    This clever little app, called Bike Repair, shows you how to fix your bike using videos and pictures. Is your transmission borked? Are your breaks soft? Do you have a squirrel in the spokes? It’s all here. It will even help you fix your seat and handlebars for the most comfortable ride. It runs on the iPhone, iPad, and under Android and costs $2. I, personally, enjoy the rough and… Read More

  • 400-CAM003: Bike-Friendly Mini DV Camera


    Japan-based Sanwa Supply announced [JP] a mini camera specifically aimed at cyclists. The so-called “Bike Mini DV Camera 400-CAM003″ can not only shoot videos and pictures, it also doubles as a voice recorder. Read More

  • "Roundtail" Bike: Cool Or Just Loopy?

    Just take a look at that. What’s going on here? This radically different bike frame design is called the Roundtail, and inventor Lou Tortola claims that circular rear fork thing makes for a way more comfortable ride. Read More

  • Audi Gets Into The Bike Game, Presumably To Compete With McLaren

    Earlier this week we saw that McLaren got together with Specialized to make their exquisite Venge road bike. Apparently Audi felt left out of the party, and has announced the fruits of its collaboration with Portland bike-maker Renovo: the “duo” series. The bikes’ primary differentiating feature is, of course, the wood frames. Audi has built them out of “woods selected… Read More

  • Specialized And McLaren Claim "The Fastest Complete Performance Bike In The World"

    Cross-discipline collaborations are nothing new for the car, bike, or any industry, really. By putting their heads together, people can produce truly new and interesting works of engineering, though the result is almost always horrendously expensive. In this case, considering the collaborators are the well-known bike maker Specialized and the famed auto designer McLaren, you know it’s… Read More

  • Non-Toxic, Ethical Bike Care Products From Orontas


    If you’re like me, you cringe a little whenever you put a little synthetic oil on your chain or send some toxic cleaning fluid down the drain. Seems to me that people with bikes are more likely to care about their environmental impact, and also more likely to pay more for quality gear and accessories. These sustainable bike care products from Orontas let you and your bike feel good. Read More

  • "Inner City Bike" Is A Minimalist's Single-Gear


    I don’t post this because I condone the use of fixies in the city. I post it because these bikes are kind of rad. Sure, fixies are actually impractical in the city, especially one like Seattle, where I live, but there’s something to be said for removing mechanical elements until all you have left is a unicycle with a front wheel and handlebars. More info at Inner City Bikes. (Oops… Read More