THE BEST Bicycles

Halfbike

Halfbike

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.

The Bike Deconstructed

The Bike Deconstructed

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.

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Revolights Arc

Revolights Arc

Revolights Arc is a fender-mounted nike taillight that’s more affordable than Revolights’ wheelmounted lights. It also acts as a brake light. Its battery lasts up to 8 hours and charges via USB in just 2 hours.

Element Electric Fat Bike

Element Electric Fat Bike

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.

RFID Bikealarm Concept

RFID Bikealarm Concept

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 Electric Bicycles

Oto Cycles Electric Bicycles

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.

BMX Tricks on a Mobile Ramp

BMX Tricks on a Mobile Ramp

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.

Superman Double Backflip

Superman Double Backflip

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.

Phantom Frames

Phantom Frames

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.

Brooks Cambium Bike Seat

Brooks Cambium Bike Seat

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.

Forever Bicycles

Forever Bicycles

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.

FlyKly Smart Wheel

FlyKly Smart Wheel

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.

Sphyke Bicycle Security Locks

Sphyke Bicycle Security Locks

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.

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Foldylock

Foldylock

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.

Greyp Electric Bike

Greyp Electric Bike

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.

Mini BMX Stunts

Mini BMX Stunts

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 Folding Bicycles

MOBIC Folding Bicycles

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.

The Treehouse Elevator

The Treehouse Elevator

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.

Varibike

Varibike

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.

A Bicycle Built for Two

A Bicycle Built for Two

We’ve seen our fair share of tandem bicycles over the years, but most of them require that you ride one behind the other. Not so for this unique bike, which encourages togetherness for its two riders.

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AutoBike

AutoBike

A bicycle with an automatic transmission. It has onboard sensors, a computer and a gear shifter that detect the terrain and tell the NuVinci N360 drivetrain when to shift gears. A dynamo powers the electronics as you pedal.

Rubbee Electric Bike Drive

Rubbee Electric Bike Drive

The portable Rubbee Drive turns pretty much any bicycle into an electric bike. It’s easy to install and remove and it has a range of up to 15 miles. Its large 20,000 mAh battery can be fully charged in just two hours.

Adult Big Wheel Trike

Adult Big Wheel Trike

Troll the neighborhood kids and their puny trikes with High Roller’s adult size big wheel trike. It has a steel frame and fork, a plush seat that supports up to 300lb., 14″ plastic rear wheels for drifting and a 26″ rubber front wheel.

Motoped

Motoped

The Motoped is a hybrid bike that you assemble using mountain bike and pit bike parts along with custom components from the Motoped DIY kit. This gives you a versatile ride that’s highly customizable and repairable.

Experiments in Speed

Experiments in Speed

(NSFW: Language) Having always felt inspired by the DIY attitude of the land speed freaks of the 60’s, Donhou Bicycles set out to build a bike with the express purpose of seeing just how fast they could go. That monster gear is so awesome.

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