If you split a wheel in half, you shouldn’t still be able to ride on it, right? Well, watch this video from The Q, in which he cut two bike wheels and tires down the middle, connected them with a long chain and positioned them so one half is always touching the ground. Miraculously, the bike rides just fine.
Honbike’s electric bike uses a shaft to drive its rear axle, reducing maintenance. It folds down in seconds and its detachable battery pack can be charged anywhere. It’s also got a gyroscopic sensor that can detect hills and adjust torque based on the terrain. It has a top speed of 15.5 mph and an electric range of 24.9 miles.
The updated Serial 1 MOSH/CTY eBike has Google Cloud connectivity and a phone USB-C charger for ride data and analytics, Google Maps navigation, location monitoring, and digital locking. Powered by a lithium-ion battery and Harley-Davidson motor, it offers four power modes and a 35-105 mile range after a 4.7-hour charge.
An omni-wheel is a unique kind of wheel that can roll backwards, forwards, and slide side-to-side thanks to its multiple smaller wheels. Engineer James Bruton modified a bicycle that Colin Furze had previously hacked and installed a self-balancing omni-wheel on its front fork to see how it handled.
The crank on a typical 10-speed bicycle measures about 5″ across. But what would happen if you supersize that? BigWR gives us a lesson in gear ratios by outfitting his bike’s crankset with an enormous gear to see how much faster it could go on pedal power alone. At least it’s not as bad of an idea as his double steering bike.
40 years after the release of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, you can have the same bike that Elliott rode into the sky with his alien pal. This special edition Kuwahara bicycle looks like the one from the Spielberg classic, upgraded with a 4130 Chromoly frame and sealed bearing hubs. The bike drops in the fall of 2022 for $800.
LEGO builder SleepyCow came up with this awesome design for a miniature bicycle, complete with working steering, spinning pedals, a drive chain, a kickstand, and pneumatic front and rear disc brakes. The design uses 999 authentic LEGO bricks and is currently up for consideration on LEGO Ideas for a production run.
Following a fast-moving mountain bike rider through a narrow urban downhill course poses some serious challenges. In this video, you’ll see how the Dutch Drone Gods pulled off one of the most epic FPV shots ever, chasing MTB rider Tomas Slavic at the Red Bull Valparaiso Cerro Abajo race. (Thanks, Patrick!)
These durable and adjustable straps are a great add-on for any bicycle. They hold items firmly to your bike’s frame and can be used to carry a variety of objects like pumps, spare innertubes, tool bags, or even your lunch. They come in three lengths: 25cm, 45cm, and 65cm.
The greater the ratio between a bicycle’s crankset and rear gear, the faster its wheel turns. Taking that idea to the extreme, Filipo TV cranked up their bike’s top speed by making a huge 102-tooth gear. While it’s crazy fast on a bike stand, the drag caused by weight, air resistance, and friction limit its real-world potential.
Mikael Kjellman lives in Sweden, where biking can be pretty unpleasant in winter. So he came up with this vehicle which offers enclosed seating and operates on pedal and electric power. A kit was funded on Indiegogo back in 2016, but we’ve yet to see any on the road around here.
This super-bright bike light is as brilliant as some car headlights, improving nighttime safety. The Focus can blast out up to 5000 lumens on command. A remote trigger mounts on your handlebar so you can operate it without taking your hands off. It offers up to 500 high-beam flashes per charge or 20 hours in beacon mode.
The EINS is a sleek Chromoly BMX bike with an electric drivetrain. Its powerful 250-watt mid-drive motor is like those found on electric mountain bikes, offering speeds up to 28mph and up to 70 lb-ft. of torque. Its rechargeable battery pack provides up to 31 miles of electric range and hides inside its saddle for external charging.
This studio-quality fitness bike offers 32 resistance levels, a competition-grade seat, and dual-sided pedals which can accept clips or toe cages. Its seat and handlebars are adjustable, and it has a built-in device holder for use with fitness apps. Enter code ECHELON for $200 off in The Awesomer Shop (limited time offer).
Ben Paik of Woby Designs makes furniture and other objects by recycling skateboard decks. This time, he made something more complicated – a bicycle. The process involved stacking and laminating decks, then routing, sanding, and finishing the frame. We appreciate how he shared and explained his mistakes along the way.
This anti-theft lock attaches to your bicycle, moped, or motorcycle’s disc brake as an added layer of security beyond cable or U-locks. It’s compact enough to toss in your bike bag and can be locked and unlocked using your fingerprint or a key. It’s IPX7 waterproof and designed for durability. Fits brakes up to 6mm thick.
A bicycle is a fairly simple vehicle, but the physics involved in keeping it from falling over are more complex than you might think. But as Veritasium demonstrates, get one critical mechanism wrong, and you end up with a bike that’s nearly impossible to keep upright – especially when turning.
State Bicycle Co. made an awesome limited-edition bike inspired by Rick and Morty. But no matter who made your bike, you can send its handlebars to another dimension with this officially-licensed green and yellow handlebar tape inspired by Rick’s portals. The set includes two rolls of tape and end caps.
State Bicycle Co.’s Klunker comes in two bold colorways celebrating Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks with a portion of sales benefiting the National Park Foundation. A chill ride for cruising and tough enough to take on the trails with its steel frame and fork, BMX-style stem, extra-wide V-bar, and mountain bike tires.
Inspired by the expensive airless tires seen on construction equipment and concept vehicles, The Q set out on a mission to make his own shock-absorbing, puncture-proof bike tires using a similar design. What’s even more impressive is that he built them using only PVC pipe, nuts, bolts, and the tread from a standard bike tire.
Remember that time Colin Furze built a ridiculously tall bicycle? Well, The Real Life Guys have outdone that by some measure. After being set loose in the Urban-Drivestyle bike factory, they fabricated a 16-foot-tall bicycle with seating for six. The video is in German, but insane builds are a universal language.
Supercapacitors have one big advantage over batteries – they charge much faster. But they also discharge energy more quickly, limiting operating range. This makes them suboptimal for EVs. Engineer Tom Stanton built a supercapacitor pack and drive unit for an E-bike to see just how it stacks up to battery power.
UK outfit VeloCulture makes personal accessories from recycled bicycle innertubes. Among their wares is this billfold that provides four card slots along with a zippered pocket for holding coins or spare keys. Available in all black or with a contrast color zipper pull.
These LED-illuminated bike pedals improve nighttime safety while looking awesome. They’re much brighter than standard bike lights and have sensors to keep the white light forward and red light backward. Their light modules can be removed for charging or attached to other locations such as handlebars or a seat post.
While you can get plenty of exercise riding a normal bicycle, you can’t walk or jog while riding it. Not unless you have a bicycle that’s also a treadmill like this guy has. Dutch company Lopifit makes these electric walking bicycles, though they appear to be out of production at present.