Up until now, GPS-based bike speedometers have been a strictly digital affair. OMATA aims to change that with a neat and easy to read design that displays speed using an analog gauge, but using GPS data for accuracy. Also displays distance, time, and vertical ascent.
A couple of cyclists were taking a training ride through the roads of Cape Town, South Africa, when an unexpected rival found its way onto the course. Apparently this ostrich was so hell-bent on chasing off the bike riders that it kept up at speeds up to 30mph.
“If you reach a pedestrian crossing, you have to stop – even if this persons are very ugly or old.” Learn the ins and outs of riding and securing your bicycle on the streets of Amsterdam in this hilarious instructional video from local “expert” Maxim Hartman.
Consistently awesome street trials rider Danny MacAskill takes on another epic playground for his bike – the rooftops, railings, and staircases of the colorful and picturesque setting of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands.
Trials rider Kenny Belaey demonstrates his incredible balance as he makes his way to the top of a rock, and then proceeds to ride his bike across a slackline over a 367 foot drop, all the while facing the challenges of the ~8900 foot altitude. Thank god for safety gear.
Lumos is a bicycle helmet with over 60 LEDs on its front, side and back. It automatically flashes its brake lights when you’re slowing down, while its turn signal lights are triggered via a handlebar-mounted remote control.
Watch these mountain bikers hit speeds up to 39mph down an abandoned bobsled track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Sure, it would be faster coated with ice, but they probably wouldn’t make it to the first bend.