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A heartpounding ride through rocky dirt paths, staircases, narrow alleyways and bumpy sidewalks – captured from the perspective of bike rider Kelly McGarry as he zips through Taxco, Mexico’s perilous urban downhill race.
The Jyrobike is a children’s bicycle with an adjustable electronic balancing system. It stays upright even if no one’s on it. You can also just get the 12″ or 16″ wheel with a built-in control hub to convert existing bikes.
An off-road electric bicycle. The Daymak Beast has a 500W motor, a 12Ah battery and a 15W solar panel (optional in the base model) that can add up to 6mi per 8 hours of ambient light. The battery also has 2 USB charging ports.
The muscle car of electric bikes, the aluminum-framed Outlaw SS can ride at up 28mph, thanks to its powerful 750-watt direct drive motor. We’ve ridden one and were grinning from ear to ear at top speed. More here.
Transform your bicycle into a fauxtorcycle with Turbospoke, an amplified play on the old “playing card in the spokes” trick to generate extra noise. As a bonus, it probably works better than a bike horn or bell to clear the way.
A bicycle that’s as tough as it is smart. The Valour has a carbon fiber frame and various built-in devices and sensors. It can alert you of objects in your blind spot, provide turn-by-turn navigation, track your biking habits and more.
The AnalogOne.One is an elegant handcrafted bicycle from artist Mike Pecsok. Each one is made from the wood of your choice. With a Gates CDX belt drive and Schwalbe Big Apple tires, it’s the most beautiful city bike we’ve seen.
Fietsklik adds storage compartments to bicycles using its modular system. It has a base that attaches to bicycle rear racks, on which you can attach Fietsklik’s crate, messenger bag, shopping bag, laptop bag or child seat.
A clip-on cup holder that attaches to bicycle handlebars. Switch between the two rings depending on the size of your cup. You’ll still need to use a lid though. It also comes with a cube to help flatten it for storage.
The Lumen is an urban bicycle with a retro-reflective coating. By day its frame and fork appear to be dark gray, but by night they both glow white under direct light. You can also pledge $499++ for just the frame and fork.
An unorthodox tricycle, Halfbike is practically a pedal-powered Segway. To turn, just lean into the direction you want to go. Its size and weight makes it great for urban commuting. We wish it cost half as much as a bike though.
Chockful of diagrams and explanatory text, Richard Hallett’s visually impressive book provides an in-depth look at not only every detail about how modern bicycles function, but also how they came to be. Informative and beautiful.
Revolights Arc is a fender-mounted nike taillight that’s more affordable than Revolights’ wheel–mounted lights. It also acts as a brake light. Its battery lasts up to 8 hours and charges via USB in just 2 hours.
An all-terrain bicycle with 4″ wide tires and a 350w motor. Its 36v battery is removable and lets you go up to 20mph for up to 20mi. It also has an aluminum alloy body, 7-speed Shimano gear system and a control panel.
Designed by Dennis Siegel, the RFID Bikealarm deters theft by emitting an ear-shattering 120dB alarm if it senses drastic movement. The owner uses a small RFID tag to wirelessly activate and deactivate the alarm.
Oto Cycles’ OtoK and OtoR are electric bicycles with retro designs. They are powered by a 250w, 500w or 750w motor, letting you cruise up to 34mph without pedaling. You can pick its grips and seat as well as the colors of its parts.
Red Bull took five-time X-Games Gold Medalist Daniel Dhers to the streets of Lima, Peru. Dhers performed tricks on ramps mounted on the back of moving trailer trucks. We’d love to see Bob Burnquist’s version of this.
21-year-old pro biker Ethen Godfrey Roberts pulled off three tricks in one go at a Nitro Circus Live event, sandwiching a Superman in between two backflips. He had a sketchy landing, but he still completed his run.
Invented by a kid for kids. Phantom Frames are children’s bikes with polycarbonate frames that are illuminated up by removable LED inserts. Choose between the transparent Ice frame or the translucent Ghost frame.
The Cambium series of saddles strays away from Brooks’ leather-lined bicycle seats in exchange for a rubber base with cotton lining. The result is a more comfortable seat that’s also durable and waterproof.
The latest iteration of Forever Bicycles by artist and activist Ai Weiwei was made using 3000 bikes stacked side by side. The trippy installation was part of Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche art festival and will stay up until Oct. 27th.
Like the Copenhagen Wheel, the FlyKly Smart Wheel turns any bicycle into a hybrid. Its motor switches on when you pedal, and will easily let you reach up to 20mph. It also locks your bike and can track it if it gets stolen.
Security locks for the wheels, seats and other parts of bicycles. Each lock is composed of a nut and a screw cap with a three character combination lock. You can personalize the characters on the locks too.
Anyone who has ever dealt with a rigid, bulky U-Lock might agree that the Foldylock is exactly the type of innovation they have been looking for in bike security. The 35.5″ sturdy lock folds down for easy stowing on a mount or in a bag.
The Greyp G12 is a bicycle with a 12kW electric motor. It can go up to 40mph and last up to 75mi on a single charge. Charging takes just 80min. Uses a fingerprint scanner to start up and artificially limit its top speed. Est. price: $8k.
Who says you need an adult-sized bike to pull off BMX-style stunts? Ryan Taylor certainly doesn’t, as he takes to the ramps with his pint-sized Rocker BMX two-wheeler. Though it’s more like riding a skateboard than a bike.
MOBIC bicycles are made of lightweight aluminum and can be folded or unfolded in less than 10 seconds without the need for tools. They have 20″ wheels but their cushioned saddle is at the same height as a bike with 26″ wheels.
So you built yourself a 30-foot-tall treehouse. Now how will you get up there? Build a rope ladder? Shimmy up the tree? Feh. What are you, a caveman? You need an elevator like Ethan Schlussler built out of his old 20-speed bike.
A bicycle with arm cranks. You can power the Varibike using your arms, your legs or both. It lets you go faster, tackle uphill climbs easier and experience a more intense workout. Also available as an indoor bike.