Awesome Bikes

World’s Longest Front Flip on Dirt

World’s Longest Front Flip on Dirt

Mountain biker Bienvenido Aguado recently set a world record for the longest dirt-to-dirt front flip on a downhill bike. Watch as he hits the first dirt pile and hangs in the air for what seems like an eternity before hitting the other side and sticking the landing perfectly. The total distance was 30 meters – about 98.4 feet.

How to Make a Tricycle

How to Make a Tricycle

A normal tricycle has one wheel in the front and two in the back for balance. But nobody says the three wheels have to be arranged that way. So builder The Q got to work putting together a tricycle that has all three wheels arranged in parallel. It looks harder to ride than a regular bicycle, but it sure is unique.

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A Trip to the Seaside

A Trip to the Seaside

Freestyle MTB riders Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw met up with their fellow Drop and Roll teammate Rory Semple for a little fun in the sleepy seaside town of Rhyl, North Wales, jumping their bikes and balancing their wheels on just about every surface they can put their tires on.

Invisible Bike Wheels

Invisible Bike Wheels

While it’s possible to build a hubless bicycle, it’s a mechanically complex feat. Builder The Q came up with a different approach that does away with spokes, replacing them with thick polyacrylate sheets. We’re not sure how durable they are, or how they affect ride quality, but it’s a really cool look.

On Bicycle Stand

On Bicycle Stand

Designers Yuma Kano and Yu Miyama came up with this clever way to keep your bicycle standing upright… using a much smaller bike. The 14″ long miniature bike is made from steel, and comes in versions for tires up to 1.6″ or 2″ wide. Unfortunately, importing one via Japan Trend Shop is a costly endeavor.

HiMo Folding E-Bike

HiMo Folding E-Bike

This electric mobility device folds up to a ridiculously small size, making it easy to carry just about anywhere. It rides like a bike, but with scooter-sized wheels. Its battery provides 30 km (~18.6 mi) of range, with a top speed of 18 km/h (~11.5 mph). It weighs just 32 lb, and measures 455 x 320 x 230 mm (~ 17.9 x 12.6 x 12.6″ ) when folded.

Vintage Electric Rally Bike

Vintage Electric Rally Bike

Combining mountain and cruiser bike looks in one, Vintage Electric’s Rally packs a 750-watt drivetrain that can help speed you along up to 28 mph, with a range of 20 to 60 miles, depending on conditions and degree of assist. Thanks to its wide and knobby Schwalbe tires, it’s comfortable on a wide variety of terrain.

Horsepower

Horsepower

In this short, beautifully shot action film from Mind Spark Cinema, slopestyle mountain biker Brett Rheeder performs brilliant flips and tricks on a course set amongst the idyllic setting of Cherry Creek in British Columbia, Canada.

Wheel Pants

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Keep your bike from gathering dust, and keep your wall from getting banged up while brightening your storage space with these machine-washable bicycle covers. Each one is made from stretch jersey fabric and one size fits all bikes. Available in a variety of fun patterns.

2019 HPC Revolution AT

2019 HPC Revolution AT
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Ready for some serious off-road exploration? Hi-Power Cycle’s electric beast rides on fat 4.8″ Maxxis Minion tires for traction on even the softest terrain, a 14-speed transmission optimized for hill climbing, up to 3000W of power, a 45 mph top speed, and 100-mile range.

Street Racers (Short Film)

Street Racers (Short Film)

If you’ve never seen anything simultaneously dreamy and gritty, take nine minutes to watch New York-based Aurélien Heilbronn’s Street Racers, a short film documenting the highly dangerous and illegal motorbiking culture in the Dominican Republic. Beautifully shot.

Super 73 Scout eBike

Super 73 Scout eBike

Lithium Cycles managed to bring down the price of its all-terrain electric bike so more of us can afford one. The rugged cruiser has fat tires, a comfy seat, and a removable battery pack. Available with 20 mi and 40 mi ranges, with top speeds of 18 and 20 mph, respectively.

Tern Roji Bikes

Tern Roji Bikes

Previously available only in Japan, a selection of Tern’s awesome Roji lineup of bicycles is coming to the Americas, Europe, and other parts of Asia. Our favorites? The Surge and Crest – hybrid 451 wheel mini velos perfect for zipping around urban environments.

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Tern Vektron Folding Electric Bike

Tern Vektron Folding Electric Bike

A super compact commuter bicycle which folds up in just 10 seconds, and is powered by an industry-leading Bosch drive system. The fold-up design makes it both easy to transport and easy to secure, since you can keep it indoors wherever you go.

PodRide Covered E-Bike

PodRide Covered E-Bike

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 has been funded on Indiegogo, so hopefully we’ll see them on the road.

Cyclotron Bike

Cyclotron Bike

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.

ECCE Opus Bicycles

ECCE Opus Bicycles

ECCE bikes borrow from streamlined art deco style, built with modern methods. Its frame is made from carbon fiber, and has a custom fork, Shimano brakes and shifters, a Brooks leather saddle and grips. We love the cantilevered seat design. Also available in wood.

Bosch eBikes

Bosch eBikes

Bosch powers some of the best electric bikes with their integrated crank-based drive unit that offers a more natural and balanced feel than wheel-mounted motors. Assistive drive makes you feel like you have bionic legs with speeds up to 28 mph, and from 30 to 100mi range.

Razik Lightweight Bikes

Razik Lightweight Bikes

Razik’s custom built bicycles feature a stunning frame design that brilliantly blends form and function. The Isotruss lattice frame uses carbon fiber and carbon nanotube tech to produce an extraordinarily lightweight and strong frame unlike any other.

Stromer ST2 S Electric Bike

Stromer ST2 S Electric Bike
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Stromer’s extraordinary mode of modern transportation is offers pedal assist to boost you to speeds up to 28mph, goes up to 110mi per charge, and is packed with tech like wireless electronic shifting, a USB hub, a 1,600 lumen headlamp, and GPS anti-theft tracking.

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Google Self-Driving Bicycle

Google Self-Driving Bicycle

While Google wowed us with Cardboard Plastic earlier today, their best April Fools prank might just be this one out of Google Nederland – a play on their autonomous car tech, but made for the bicycle-filled streets of Amsterdam.

Danny MacAskill: Cascadia

Danny MacAskill: Cascadia

Consistently awesome street trials rider Danny MacAskill takes on another epic playground for his bike – the rooftops, railings, and staircases of the colorful and picturesque setting of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands.

Infento Constructible Rides

Infento Constructible Rides

Infento is kind of like an Erector set for wagons, bikes, trikes, and snow sleds. The kid-sized vehicles are constructed from dozens of supplied components using a hex key, letting kids and parents work together to build various new rides.

200-foot Bike Plunge

200-foot Bike Plunge

We honestly have no idea what insanity was going through the mind of bicyclist Primož Ravnik as he set off straight down a 200-foot-tall dam without a jump ramp. The only thing between him and a certain demise was a small pool of water at the bottom.

Crazy Bike Swap

Crazy Bike Swap

Before the Kia World Extreme Games, rider Pat “Big Daddy” Laughlin performed an insane stunt, riding his bike down a ramp, dismounting and landing on another bike to finish his ride. We went from “No way.” to “Way!” and you will too.

Double Front-Flip POV

Double Front-Flip POV

Bike rider Bienvenido Aguado Alba’s GoPro captured exactly what he saw when he crash landed, then later pulled off the first ever competition double front-flip – giving us just a small taste of the rush he must have experienced.

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