Based on a similar, but simpler design to their airless car tire concept, Bridgestone is showing off a bike wheel and tire combo which use a series of flexible thermoplastic spokes to absorb shocks and can never go flat. They hope to put them into production by 2019.
Austrian downhill cyclist Markus Stöckl recently zipped down a steep slope in the Atacama region of Chile to set a new world’s record for speed on a mountain bike – 167 km/h, or about 103.79 mph. It took Max about 11 seconds to reach his top speed on the way down.
It takes a minute to get to the action in this clip of rollerblader Grigoriy Usenko tearing up some MTB slopestyle ramps in the woods outside of Krasnodar, Russia. But you’ll want to watch those first 60 seconds too, packed with cool motion time-lapse footage of the nearby city.
We’ve always wanted a real-life version of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, so we could quickly dart from location to location. Red Bull envisions what downhill mountain biking might be like if extreme sports junkies had a portal gun in their bag of tricks.
Combining the safety and utility of a headlight with the enjoyment of a Bluetooth speaker, Photive’s 2-in-1 gadget is the perfect add-on for any bike. It’s weather-resistant, and detaches from its mount so you can take it with you, and for easy recharging.
Rider Fabio Wibmer rode his bike along a railing not much wider than its tires. But that’s not the impressive part – it’s that he did it along the guard rail overlooking Austria’s Kölnbreinsperre – a dam that rises about to a height of about 200 meters (~656 feet).
Ever Tires’ new airless bicycle tires are rated for 5,000mi. They’re available for variable- or single speed bikes and in many sizes. They weigh about 1lb more than ordinary tires and have a slightly stiffer ride, but these should be good enough for casual riders.
This spectacular mountain bike uses a clutching mechanism to send power from the rear wheel via a set of interlocking driveshafts. If you can’t afford one, pledge just a little bit and support adventurer Kate Leeming, and her mission to bike to cross Antarctica and the South Pole.
In 1974, daredevil Evel Knievel infamously failed to jump the Snake River Canyon on a rocket bike. Now, stuntman Eddie Braun has pulled off the stunt, launching 2000ft into the sky off a 10-story ramp, at over 400mph. We’re hoping for some GoPro footage, but so far nothing.
A futuristic bicycle that takes its inspiration from TRON’s lightcycles. It has hubless wheels, airless tires, a carbon fiber frame, integrated LED illumination, a wealth of sensors, and an optional electronic gearbox. And yes, the bike shown in the video is a real, working prototype.
Ippinka’s Lift is a discreet bicycle rack that you can also use to hang your coat, tools and other items. It can be mounted practically anywhere and its metal arm can be slotted from either side. It can support up to 50lb and has an optional complementary tire tread guard.