What can LAPD records and Google Maps data tell us about the safety of Los Angeles’ bicycle routes? That’s what a new interactive map of the city’s 2,043 bicycle collisions from the year 2012 seeks to answer. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
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Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you’ll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware of [...]
The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they’re visible. When they die, you’re just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it’s also got a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how [...]
Fietsklik adds storage compartments to bicycles using its modular system. It has a base that attaches to bicycle rear racks, on which you can attach Fietsklik’s crate, messenger bag, shopping bag, laptop bag or child seat. Link Price: $99++ Continue Reading from the Source
A clip-on cup holder that attaches to bicycle handlebars. Switch between the two rings depending on the size of your cup. You’ll still need to use a lid though. It also comes with a cube to help flatten it for storage. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: ~$40 Continue Reading from the Source
Gravity is the sworn enemy of any cyclist. Succumb to its force while you’re on two wheels, and you’ll end up bloody and bruised. But like any superhero’s nemesis, gravity justifies a bike’s very existence, because without it, you’d never be able to steer. Strap on a helmet, this is gonna get weird. Read more… [...]
The Lumen is an urban bicycle with a retro-reflective coating. By day its frame and fork appear to be dark gray, but by night they both glow white under direct light. You can also pledge $499++ for just the frame and fork. Link Price: $1,245++ Continue Reading from the Source
This one goes out to all the city cyclists who have pulled up to the bottom of a steep-ass hill with three words echoing through their head: Oh. Hell. No. The Norwegian city of Trondheim built a special bike-lift that gives folks with wheels a free ride, no pedaling required. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]
An unorthodox tricycle, Halfbike is practically a pedal-powered Segway. To turn, just lean into the direction you want to go. Its size and weight makes it great for urban commuting. We wish it cost half as much as a bike though.
A tandem bike can make for a romantic outing for a couple in love, but when there’s just a single passenger it makes for a challenging ride. So California-based Calfee Design built a pair of custom tandem bikes that can actually be transformed into si…
It’s important to wear lights when you’re out and about on your bike, but if you’re the type who happens to forget to turn yours on (or off in the morning), Instructables user Solarcycle built a light that turns on and off depending on the lighting. R…
According to the folks at Kolelinia, cyclists are spending twice as much money as they need to on a bike. The company has just designed a more compact alternative called the Halfbike that looks like someone stripped away all the comfy bits from a real…
Chockful of diagrams and explanatory text, Richard Hallett’s visually impressive book provides an in-depth look at not only every detail about how modern bicycles function, but also how they came to be. Informative and beautiful.
Revolights Arc is a fender-mounted nike taillight that’s more affordable than Revolights’ wheel-mounted lights. It also acts as a brake light. Its battery lasts up to 8 hours and charges via USB in just 2 hours.
An all-terrain bicycle with 4″ wide tires and a 350w motor. Its 36v battery is removable and lets you go up to 20mph for up to 20mi. It also has an aluminum alloy body, 7-speed Shimano gear system and a control panel.
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Bikes, whether powered by gas or pedals, remain a complicated issue on our country’s roadways. For many motorists, two-wheelers can be a nuisance, whether it be a cyclist holding up traffic on a two-lane road …
If the thought of driving this Vespa-esque scooter slicer across your next homemade artisinal pizza is just too mainstream for your tastes (and environmentally-unfriendly), you’ll probably be thrilled to learn there’s now a fixie pizza slicer alternati…
The bike share programs that have popped up in major cities around the world make for a cheap way to get around town for a few hours—unless you’re lazy. So if you find yourself suffering from “let’s just take a cab” syndrome, you might want to consider funding this clever little briefcase called the ShareRoller that adds an electric drivetrain to bike share bicycles in just ten seconds.
Designed by Dennis Siegel, the RFID Bikealarm deters theft by emitting an ear-shattering 120dB alarm if it senses drastic movement. The owner uses a small RFID tag to wirelessly activate and deactivate the alarm.
Bicycle lights are pretty expensive and leaving them on your bike when you’re out and about is a pretty good way to get them stolen. If you want to make them easy to just snap on and off, Instructables has a guide showing how to use a bit of Sugru and …