• Lithium Cycles’ Super 73 Scout proves the simplest e-bike can be the most fun in city streets

    Lithium Cycles’ Super 73 Scout proves the simplest e-bike can be the most fun in city streets

    This past weekend I ditched my electric skateboards and decided to risk my life testing a whole new and evolving category of personal electric vehicles: e-bikes. Lithium Cycles is one such maker of e-bikes, is based out of Tustin, California and scored $300K of equity crowdfunding earlier this year. The market for e-bikes in the United States is expanding and the reasons are straightforward. Read More

  • BART is testing Bikeep’s smart bike locks

    BART is testing Bikeep’s smart bike locks

    There are few feelings worse than returning to the spot you locked up your bike after a fun evening and seeing nothing. As a San Francisco cyclist, I’ve had my stomach sink more than once at that discouraging sight. Bikeep, a startup founded in Estonia, is looking to bring its connected locking tech to the States to address the bike theft epidemic. This morning at San Francisco’s… Read More

  • LeEco’s Super Bike isn’t electric, but it sure has a lot of gadgets attached

    LeEco’s Super Bike isn’t electric, but it sure has a lot of gadgets attached

    The LeEco Super Bike may be the perfect analogy for the company that created it. It’s a strange amalgamation that patches together a lot of disparate ideas in a less than elegant way. It’s clearly trying really hard and will no doubt alienate some people with its over-eagerness. Also, weirdly, it’s not electric. That last point was the first thing a rep mentioned to me… Read More

  • Priority Cycles’ latest Kickstarter is the Coast, a rust-proof surf bike

    Priority Cycles’ latest Kickstarter is the Coast, a rust-proof surf bike

    This past week I made it my mission to see what was going on in downtown Manhattan. A well-timed email here, a hastily caught train there, and I found myself at the headquarters of Priority Cycles — a NYC-based bicycle startup that got its wheels on Kickstarter back in 2014. Read More

  • Rent A Bike Near You At The Touch Of A Button

    Rent A Bike Near You At The Touch Of A Button

    If you’re like me and find Citi Bike to be a relatively expensive transportation option, Skyride may be right up your alley. The creators of Skylock, Velo Labs, announced details about their new service Skyride, a bike-sharing program that allows users to rent a bike on-demand. They’re looking to price it at $2 per transaction. Read More

  • The Raspberry Pi Dynamic Headlight Can Tell You How Fast You’re Cycling

    A Brooklynite named Matt Richardson has built a working prototype of a bicycle headlight that uses a Raspberry Pi to project his current traveling speed as he rides around the city. Richardson calls it the Raspberry Pi Dynamic Headlight, and it’s one of those jaw-dropping DIY projects that makes you wonder why this isn’t something you can buy in a store yet. Read More

  • FlyKly Electric Bikes Are Coming To San Francisco

    FlyKly Electric Bikes Are Coming To San Francisco

    Electric bike maker FlyKly is bringing its stylish, powerful and eco-friendly bikes to San Francisco after having a blowout launch in New York earlier this summer. The company, which opened up shop on June 20th, sold out its entire stock of bikes in July at a pop-up store in Soho. Now, the bikes are being made available in San Francisco. Read More

  • The Stemie – You'd Be Nuts To Ride Without One

    There’s nothing worse then having a bicycle accident when you’re riding balls-out. Not only do you take a nasty spill, there’s also the risk of permanent trauma to your junk. Not to mention the temporary embarrassment of crawling on the ground clutching your sack. Luckily, the Stemie is designed to help prevent permanent damage, but it won’t help with that temporary shame. Read More

  • Meet The Bicycle That Fits In A Briefcase

    When you say “foldable bicycle”, the first thing that comes to mind are those ugly little things with small tires, intended for the vacationer set. Turns out that there are other designs as well, bicycles that you wouldn’t be embarrassed to ride in public, but will still fold up small enough to fit into a briefcase. Read More

  • Prototype Electric Motor Works With Any Bicycle

    MIT students have developed the “Copenhagen Wheel”, a device intended to be attached to any standard bicycle to turn it into an electric. The Wheel contains a motor, batteries, and gear system all inside a single hub, and is intended to help cyclists with hilly terrain and over long distances. Interestingly, there are also sensors that will link with cycling-related mobile apps. Read More

  • Apple Applies For Bicycle Computer Patent

    It looks like Apple is working on a new project. If nothing else, we know they are thinking about it due to a patent that was published today. So what’s the new project? Some type of bicycle computer. There are of course bicycle computer products on the market today, but with some exceptions they’re pretty limited. Knowing Apple, it’s safe to say that if they are getting… Read More

  • Ride the City app helps you to not die on your bicycle

    Let’s be honest; riding a bicycle is a great way to save money and the environment, but it can be dangerous at times. In some cities, it can be downright deadly. So what can you do to protect yourself? You could become a militant bicycle rider that hunts down bad drivers, or you could learn the safest route. The good news is there’s an app for learning the safe way to go. Read More

  • Hotel lets patrons pedal for their supper

    Here’s a surprisingly green idea from a hotel in Copenhagen. The ultra-modern Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers has set up two stationary bicycles and attached them to generators, with an iPhone connected to the handlebars. Time to work for that dinner! Read More

  • Rat Rod bikes – the bicycle as art?

    Living in Nevada, I get to see all kinds of art projects on the road as Burning Man approaches. I will admit however, that none of them look quite as cool as these, a combination of the “rat-rod” and an art bicycle. Read More

  • Nine mechanical engineers build a spokeless bicycle

    Nine mechanical engineering majors had a dilemma: what do you do for your mechanical design class when you only have a semester? Well, this guys decided to build a spokeless bicycle. Admittedly, only the back wheel is spokeless, but there are reasons for that. Read More

  • Yamaha Japan announces 5 new electric bikes

    While electric bikes are gaining more and more ground in Japan, the situation in the rest of the world (at least for highly advanced models) is quite different. These vehicles seem to have a hard time in America in particular, although there’s anecdotal evidence the concept does have the potential to catch on in the US as well – basically speaking. But most of the makers of… Read More

  • ZOMG: Condoms for bikes

    Looks like germophobes everywhere will appreciate this one. They’re condoms made for bicycle handlebars. Or maybe you could just wash your hands every once in a while, or at least stop licking handlebars all the time. Read More

  • Sanyo unveils Eneloop electric hybrid bike, plans to sell it outside Japan as well

    Sanyo today unveiled the Eneloop electric hybrid bike [JP], which will be on sale in Japan in early February 2009. The company is following Toshiba, Yamaha (Yamaha even sells two bikes) and Panasonic with their new addition to its Eneloop series of particularly “green” electronic products. The bike is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and harnesses energy from braking… Read More

  • Yamaha Japan presents new electric-hybrid bicycle (limited edition)

    Yamaha started selling a lithium-ion battery-powered electric bike in Japan in August (Panasonic followed up with its Vivi RX 10-S soon thereafter) and now presents the PAS CITY-C [JP]. The new Yamaha bike, which was manufactured in cooperation with Tokyo-based design company Plus Minus Zero, bike will be Japan-only. Read More

  • ‘Mowercycle’ looks pretty sweet, though it still doesn’t make me want to mow the lawn

    Know what’s great about owning a home? Nothing. Just ask me, I used to own one. In retrospect, I should have just bought a gigantic hole and a cheap shovel and set aside a weekend to scoop five years worth of my money in there. Anyhoo, one of my least favorite things to do as a homeowner was mow the grass (a close second after shoveling). While this Mowercycle certainly would have eased… Read More