The Fubi Fixie looks and works like a normal bike, but its brilliant fold and lock mechanism allows it to shrink to nearly a third of its size. Best of all, the frame is compatible with standard bicycle components. The catch? It was Kickstarted in 2015, and it’s still not out.
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Sondors‘ newest affordable electric bicycle is great for urban commutes. It weighs 50lb, goes up to 20mph, and lasts up to 20mi when purely on electric power. A control panel lets you adjust the power delivery and monitor the battery, time and distance traveled.
Neematic claims that its electric bicycle is both a dirt bike and a mountain bike. The FR/1 has a lightweight frame that incorporates the 20kW motor for a responsive and stable ride. It goes up to a ridiculously fast 62 mph and lasts as much as 62 miles per charge.
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.
Instead of hiring a welder to fix his car, Instructables member Mr-Mash thought he’d do the welding himself. The problem is, he didn’t know how to weld. To teach himself, he picked up a book and made a bicycle with car wheels. He says the end result is not that hard to ride.
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.
This unusual aluminum bicycle positions riders like a bird in flight. The design is said to improve aerodynamics by reducing drag, and increase the amount of power you can produce via its aggressive gearing. If you need proof the “Superman” position works, just watch this.
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.
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