THE BEST Bicycles

Concept: NYC Helmet

Concept: NYC Helmet

The bicycle helmet goes modular with this NYC Helmet concept; it’s composed of a polystyrene inner shell and an array of customizable outer covers that vary in style and color.

EniCycle

EniCycle

Designed by Aleksander Polutnik, the Enicycle is a unicycle with gyroscopic stabilization–in other words, even novices can learn how to ride in under 5 minutes.

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Red Sole Shoes

Red Sole Shoes

Chrome Bags’ new Red Sole shoes are a rider’s dream: each is made with 1000 denier Cordura and includes a reflective heel strip, grippy outsoles and gusseted tongues.

Goliath Messenger Bag

Goliath Messenger Bag

The Goliath Messenger Bag is a bicyclist’s dream; it features 2500 cu. inches of space, durable recycled rubber fabric shell, a padded shoulder system, tons of pockets and 6 reflective discs.

Dirty Bird Bike Jam

Dirty Bird Bike Jam

Looking a bit like a college bike rack, this Gama-Go tee has Dirty Bird presiding over a titanic Bike Jam of fixies, complete with mustache handlebars and the obligatory U-lock.

The Contortionist Bike

The Contortionist Bike

Winner of the James Dyson Award, Dominic’s Hargreaves’ The Contortionist is not just a sweet looking aluminum bike, but rolls up via a system of pivots into a size no larger than one wheel.

Shocker Chopper

Shocker Chopper

The Shocker Chopper’s only cc’s will be in your water bottle: Team Tentakulus’ bicycle is purely pedal powered, but retains the low-riding aesthetics of its gas-guzzling brethren.

GT Golden Bike

GT Golden Bike

Win a Golden Race, win a GT Golden Bike; available in Zaskar and Marathon flavors, the bicycles are all-go and all-show with monocoque carbon fiber frames and XTR drivetrains.

Race Advantage T-shirt

Race Advantage T-shirt

Lance Armstrong may be a great rider, but it doesn’t hurt to befriend an alien with a few levitating tricks up his towel; this Race Advantage tee will have you phoning home in no time.

Fire Trick Bob

Fire Trick Bob

The name is about as strange as the bike itself: Fire Trick Bob is powered by an actual jet engine that runs on JP-4 jet fuel and gets 120,000 RPM; translation: Bob’ll knock your socks off.

Core77 Dutch Master Bike

Core77 Dutch Master Bike

Celebrating New York bike culture and local manufacturing, Core77’s Dutch Master bicycle is based on a Worksman cruiser frame and is hand-built by Brooklyn’s KT Higgins.

Brooks Swift Saddles

Brooks Swift Saddles

For bicycle riders who appreciate name-brand cachet, Brooks is offering limited edition versions of its Swift Saddle in multiple colors; each celebrates various worldwide bike championships.

Montague Paratrooper Bike

Montague Paratrooper Bike

You know it’s for the military when Montague says its Paratrooper has “no heat signature”; it’s a 24-speed “tactical mountain bike” that folds without tools in less than 30 seconds.

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Ortlieb D-Fender Pack

Ortlieb D-Fender Pack

Ortlieb’s D-Fender looks like an unassuming biking backpack, but actually sports a foam pad with air channels, waterproof shell and a system of straps and threads to distribute weight.

Lazer Tardiz Helmet

Lazer Tardiz Helmet

Resembling a sleek Stormtrooper helmet, Lazer’s Tardiz Helmet his US shores this summer; a two-piece design releases hot air while its Aquavent uses water to cool your head.

Hublot All Black Bike

Hublot All Black Bike

Luxury watchmaker Hublot teams up with the Swiss cyclers at BMC for the All Black Bike; speed is in its DNA, with a carbon fiber/aluminum frame and ceramic-infused pedal bearings.

LightLane

LightLane

Tired of waiting for the city to paint bike lanes? LightLane will let you paint your own virtual lanes using a pair of high-visibility DPSS green lasers; they’re currently looking for investors.

Pulsejet Bike Engine

Pulsejet Bike Engine

Bob Maddox’s sweet but ridiculously overpowered bicycle is getting put on the auction block–specifically the twin 50lb Pulsejet engines that propelled his own ride to 73 mph.

Cause: Re~Cycle

Cause: Re~Cycle

Re~Cycle collects second-hand bicycles and ships them to Africa, where they can be used as personal transport, ambulances and more; donate a bike if you’re in the UK, or money elsewhere.

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Weighing 20-28 lbs and folding neatly into a square when not in use, the Brompton Bicycle is designed to be easily taken onto buses, trains and airplanes with a minimum of fuss.

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Chain Condom

Chain Condom

If you’ve ever had to transport your bicycle in the rear seat of your car, the Chain Condom is a seat-saver: it slips over the drivetrain, protecting your car interior from grease.

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric’s Bike Wheel Lights let you add 32 LEDs to your bicycle; it’s similar to SpokePOV, except it can display multiple colors and doesn’t require soldering. Thanks, Brian!

QWERTY Bike Grips

QWERTY Bike Grips

Though these Aaron Ross Signature Grips sport an embossed keyboard, they’re less QWERTY and more for wheelies; look closely and you’ll see “Aaron Ross” and “Whip”, “Spin,” and “Hop.”

Video: Watch The Ground

Video: Watch The Ground

It’s no secret that eating dirt is a BMX rider’s worst nightmare, but this animated Watch the Ground short by Ludovic Habas literally brings the earth to life as a horrifying arch nemesis.

WorldBike

WorldBike

WorldBike is open source for bicycles: it’s a network of designers who offer free plans for high-strength, longer-wheelbase bikes that are well-suited to the needs of the developing world.

Video: LB to SF

Video: LB to SF

On display at Cal Arts in Valencia 5/2-5/15, LB to SF is an art installation that uses a real bicycle to simulate a ride from Long Beach to San Francisco using a Wii controller and Blender.

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