bikes

  • Transit aggregates bike-share bike locations from multiple services in Seattle and Washington, DC

    Transit aggregates bike-share bike locations from multiple services in Seattle and Washington, DC

    With multiple bike-share services to choose from, it can be a pain to open up two or three apps just to see which has the bike closest to you. Transit, an app that shows (you guessed it) transit options nearby and recently raised $5M, now tracks multiple services on its maps of Seattle and Washington, D.C., showing you the best bike to go to regardless of who operates it. Read More

  • Bikeshare conference brings pedal power to the people

    Bikeshare conference brings pedal power to the people

    As the North American Bikeshare Association begins its annual conference in Austin, Texas, participants will be focusing on social equity. If you’re wondering what that means, wonder no more, thanks to a statement from the NABSA’s project manager, Matt Martin: “Social equity in bikeshare means making a healthy and versatile form of transportation accessible to those who… Read More

  • GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

    GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

    TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016’s “wildcard” participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually prompted by something founder Michael Burtov saw in the movie “Tron.” He thought there was a lot of wasted space inside the motorcycles because of their hollow wheels. Read More

  • 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

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