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  • Integrated headlight and taillights, yet this bike helmet looks cooler than mine

    Integrated headlight and taillights, yet this bike helmet looks cooler than mine

    Do your kids hate wearing helmets because the one you got for them at K-Mart is not very “cool”? I’ll bet they won’t mind wearing this Lazer Urbanize Bicycle Helmet. At $100 a pop, these helmets certainly aren’t cheap, but you can’t put a price on safety, right? As more people take up biking to work through car-filled streets, stylish safety gear like this is going to be in high… Read More

  • Shadow eBike makes spokes and wires a thing of the past

    Shadow eBike makes spokes and wires a thing of the past

    While not the first bike to do away with spokes, the Shadow might be the first to see mass production. And its certainly the first to be wireless. Yes, that’s correct. Wireless bicycles. Read More

  • BE-ENV: Panasonic Japan's expensive, cool e-bike

    BE-ENV: Panasonic Japan's expensive, cool e-bike

    We've covered plenty of electric bicycles from Japan in the past, but let's be honest: Most of them are really ugly, for example these (technically interesting) models Sanyo introduced three weeks ago. But this new Panasonic e-bike, the BE-ENV [JP], looks rather cool and is something I could see the younger (and male) population actually using, too. Read More

  • Kettquad: Das Off-Road Fun

    Kettquad: Das Off-Road Fun

    You like that? It’s kind of a big quad racer for kids and/or smaller adults and it’s coming to the US from Germany thanks to toy maker Kettler. Now here’s the bad part: this monster costs over $800 but it has a completely enclosed chain and disk brakes. There’s not a lot of specs on it right now but I totally want to ride one. Click through for video. Read More

  • Concept bike from Peugeot looks amazing, but is it practical?

    Concept bike from Peugeot looks amazing, but is it practical?

    The bicycle, my friends, has gone through many refinements, but not as many serious changes. Look at an average bike now, and you'll find it's much the same as a bike from 50 years ago. More reliable, more efficient, and much lighter to be sure, but it's built with the same archetype in mind. Not so much with this crazy thing from Peugeot. Read More

  • Japan wins again with automatic bike parking and retrieval system

    Japan wins again with automatic bike parking and retrieval system

    Fifty years ago, guessing what the future would look like was particularly in vogue, and all those fantastic retro-futuristic drawings were born. I remember seeing somewhere the concept for an automatic car parking machine with robots taking your car and stuffing it somewhere in a big warehouse. "That's ridiculous," I thought, "When we have the technology to do something like that, we won't still… Read More

  • Minimalist bike does away with chains, frame, comfort

    Minimalist bike does away with chains, frame, comfort

    Living in Seattle, you see a lot of fixed-gear road bikes. Why that is, I leave the reader to determine, since we have more than our share of hills and rough roads. I suppose the simplicity of the bike is part of the attraction (also: hipsterism). J. Ruiter, a designer in Michigan, decided that it wasn't quite simple enough, though, and has removed pretty much everything from the bike except the… Read More

  • YikeBike: A small, folding, electric bicycle

    YikeBike: A small, folding, electric bicycle

    Yikes! Bikes! Fruit Stripe Gum! This is the YikeBike. It looks like a unicycle with a second, stabilizing wheel. If only there were a word to describe a unicycle with two wheels. Bi-something. Bi-cycle! Read More

  • Handlebar-mounted bike mp3 player sounds dumb but it's totally not

    Handlebar-mounted bike mp3 player sounds dumb but it's totally not

    At first glance, this little doodad seems like a straight-to-SkyMall throwaway gadget. But I think the Bikeman is actually quite a handy device. First, it's got a light on the front, so your handlebars aren't going to look like some sort of sensor array with all the junk on 'em. Second, it's easily removable, so you can take it with you if you're parking in the rain or somewhere shady. Third, it's… Read More

  • 'Moto Horn' is not a new Motorola phone — it's much, much, much cooler

    'Moto Horn' is not a new Motorola phone — it's much, much, much cooler

    Of all the times I've longed to go back to 1987, this might be one of the stronger nostalgiac chin-quivers I've felt in quite some time. I'd totally bring this Moto Horn back in my time machine and haul ass through the neighborhood on my Huffy, giving each passerby a quick shot of sweet motorcycle revving sound effects eminating from my handlebards. I'd be treated to a nice, hearty "Vroom! Vroom!"… Read More