Compact, claw-like carbon bike keeps things minimal, on road and off. A different style of compact bike from the many folding bikes we see here at New Atlas, the Minimal Bike keeps things simple, clean and light.
Designed by Dutch bike guru Bram Moens, who's best known for his record-breaking M5 recumbents, the carbon fiber Minimal Bike tips the scales at under 15 lb (6.8 kg). It's designed for transitioning between traffic-filled city streets, open country roads and even dirt-and-rock trails. The frame of the Minimal Bike has a distinctive three-pronged presence and looks more like a claw than a bike frame. It also has a more integrated design than the usual bike, with welded tubes and quick-release components replaced with a frame, seat post, stem and handlebars that flow together as if carved from a solid block of carbon.
That whole package isn't actually a single piece, but Moens has gone to the trouble of structuring the parts that way, creating flowing transitions and recessing attachment hardware for a smoother look. Aerovelo tops human-powered speed record with 89.59 mph bullet bike. Watch A Pro Mountain Bike Racer Ride a Walmart Bike. It's a source of consternation for bike shops around the country.
Customers come in and wonder why all the bikes cost upwards of $700 when the Walmart down the street sells cycles that look basically the same for $150. Well, this video from professional mountain bike racer Phil Kmetz shows why. VanMoof's new bike boasts extra smarts. Although e-bikes are becoming increasingly popular, we're also hearing more and more about smart bikes – these are bikes that don't have a motor, but that do have electronic features designed to make life easier for their riders.
Dutch manufacturer VanMoof has just jumped on the bandwagon with its aptly-named SmartBike, which should prove particularly challenging to thieves. Like its recently-announced motorized sibling the Electrified S, the SmartBike features a speed-displaying LED touchscreen built into the top tube. It also comes with a chain lock, the two ends of which plug into an electronic locking mechanism that's likewise contained within the frame's tubing. Should the SmartBike be stolen anyway, an onboard tracking mechanism allows its whereabouts to be monitored using the app. Somerset bike's oval-shaped frame slides components for convenient folding. Feb 02, 2016 somerset bike's oval-shaped frame slides components for convenient folding somerset bike’s rounded frame glides components for convenient folding all images courtesy kaiser chang the ‘somerset’ bike by kaiser chang has an oval-shaped tube frame that acts as a slide rail, adapting the front fork to slide down to transform to a hand cart for quick transporting needs. this design’s circular steel structure and semi-arc frame gives ‘somerset’ a fresh form to city riding. the problem most riders are facing are transportation needs between the home and the mass transit system followed by the tail end of a commute to their job. kaiser chang’s design targets a market of foldable bicycles that can co-exist with transit and bus stations. since the folding process of the bike is convenient, the whole system can be easily changed into an electric folding bike, for added flexibility. the ‘somerset’ bike folded together aimed at riders who also take public transportation.
INVINCIBLE: End Bike Theft. Once and For All. by Slava Menn —Kickstarter. Fortified's new bike is intended to be Invincible to thieves. You've no doubt seen lots of them around town – rusting, abandoned bikes with all the components stripped away.
Their owners haven't even bothered reclaiming their frames, as they were just cheap old "city beater" bikes in the first place. 3D-printed compostable bike frame is made from plants. With the exceptions of wood and bamboo, bicycle frames usually aren't made from sustainable resources.
Best Commuter Bikes- Gear Patrol. Bad Boy 1 - BAD BOY - URBAN - FITNESS & URBAN - BIKES - 2015. Specialized Bicycle Components. Mountain biking has come a long way since the Stumpjumper first debuted in 1981, but one thing's stayed the same for decades: The Stumpjumper is the ultimate trail bike.
And this year, it features revolutionary new technology, like our proprietary Rx Trail shock tune, never before seen, fully integrated SWAT technology, 650b, 6Fattie, and 29er options, ultra-short and nimble chainstays, and an even slacker, trail-eating geometry. Add it all up, and you have a bike that's ready for anything that the trail can throw at it HANDLINGShorter chainstays at 420/437mm, and same low bottom bracket height at 335/336mm. HANDLINGGeometry built from the ground up for 650b or 29” wheels, with a slacker head tube at 67/67.5° and 150/135mm travel (650b/29”).
UTILITYOn the down tube, the SWAT Door unhinges so you can store what you need inside the Trail Chassis. UTILITYFACT carbon Trail Chassis is built with storage in mind, while still delivering the perfect ride quality. Autos - The 10 most beautiful bicycles of 2015. Best Commuter Bikes- Gear Patrol. Top 10 cycling innovations of 2014. Bicycle historians, take note – it's time once again to look back at 10 of the bike-related products that most caught our attention over the past year!
As with our lists from 2012 and 2013, these aren't necessarily things that we think are destined to be big sellers. In fact, it's entirely possible that this might be the last you hear of many of them. We like 'em, though, because they're examples of what happens when people dare to try something different ... and that sort of spirit is the reason why we're not still all riding penny farthings. Rogue C6. Commuter 7.0. MC2 wants to be 8 bikes in 1. Well, another day, and another oddball transforming bicycle from Eurobike 2014.
Yesterday, we took a look at the telescoping lever-drive Hank from Korea’s Bygen. Today, it’s the MC2 from Singapore-based IDSG Engineering and Trading. Designed by IDSG’s Jing Che and Quoc Bao Dang, its hinged frame allows it to be set into eight different configurations. View all In most of the supplied photos, the MC2 is in its penny farthing/child’s tricycle-like Cruiser mode. As you can see in the early renderings below, though, it can also be set into seven other modes, some of which require a different seat to be swapped in.
Product. Bygen has developed the first direct bike “HANK(Hand Bike)” You can ride on everywhere at anytime,
Bygen's Hank Direct Bike swaps a chain for direct-drive levers. The Hank Direct Bike offers an alternative to traditional folding bikes ... and to chains or belt drives Image Gallery (6 images) Folding bicycles definitely have an advantage when it comes to easy toting and storage, although their chain presents a design challenge – it can’t just be folded sideways along with the frame, and there’s a risk that it will transfer gunk onto the rider’s clothing as they’re carrying the bike. Korean manufacturer Bygen has devised a solution, in the form of its Hank Direct Bike. Instead of a chain or belt drive, it has levers that transfer power from the pedals to the rear wheel. View all The levers are joined to the hub via an articulated linkage. Yerka Project. Universal Bike – one frame to fit them all.
One of the hassles involved in buying a bicycle is determining what frame size you should get. The size that works with one make and model isn't always the best choice for another, plus you might sometimes find that your particular measurements put you "between" sizes. Additionally, even if you get the frame dimensions right, you may discover that components such as the handlebar stem are too long or short. 5 Best Cruiser Bikes for Men. The spandex-clad 40-somethings are out in packs on their Pinarellos. The tri-geeks are already returning from their morning ride on their tricked out Wilier Twinblades. You’re just waking up, you smell of last night’s epic pig roast, and you need an iced coffee from a few blocks down before you can function like a responsible human. What you need is a cruiser: a bike with a laid-back geometry, fluffy tires, fuss-free construction and resort-quality styling. Maybe even a cup holder and somewhere to stash a bagel.
These five rides will do the trick. Schwinn Town and Country Best Adult Tricycle: There’s no sense in beating around the bush: this is an adult tricycle. Felt Burner Best Contemporary Cruiser: Felt makes serious bikes, and they’re better known for their road and tri models than for anything in the lifestyle category — but there’s good fun to be had there. First ever connected carbon fibre bicycle by Ali Zahid. On-board sensors measure your calories burned, distance traveled, speed, best times, and much more. Stay fit and feel great by turning your everyday commute into a fitness ride. Sync your mobile device with your bike before or after the ride to track your progress. At launch, we will have an Android, iPhone and Pebble app. This Bike Not Only Stops You From Making Pollution, It Eats It. Sandwichbike wooden bicycle arrives flat-packed in a cardboard box.
The wood-framed Sandwichbike is purchased flat-packed in a box, and is assembled by the buyer Image Gallery (8 images) One Gear, One Goal: Bike Is 'Good To 100 MPH,' Builder Says : The Two-Way. Hide captionA bicycle built by British firm Donhou was created with the goal of hitting high speeds, perhaps including 100 mph. Leonardo's Pushbike - The Ride by Ellsworth featuring NuVinci's Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) transmission. April 13, 2007 A bicycle 517 years in the making? Well, perhaps not - Leonardo Da Vinci's original mind-boggling sketches of the first Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) used a spiral shaped cog to achieve the goal of perfectly smooth gear ratio alteration.
Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat. Hide captionBike shop owner Kevin Breitenbach rides a fat bike in the White Mountains National Recreation Area in Alaska in March. Josh Spice. nCycle concept bike is smart, foldable, secure. nCycle aims to offer a more attractive and compelling folding e-bike Image Gallery (32 images) Despite being around for over a century, bicycles are ideally suited to meet today’s urban transport needs – even if issues remain in the form of theft-prevention, storage, and safety. 2013, year of the non-hub with gears? The gravity speed bike. Inner city bike. Top ten cycling innovations of 2012. As many readers have no doubt noticed, we like bikes here at Gizmag. We particularly like truly unique cycling products, even when they may ultimately be a little too out there to garner much commercial success. ULTIMATE TERRAIN DESTROYER TI 22 ULTIMATE TITANIUM 22 SPEED.
Get The Best Bike on the Beach with the Ultimate Terrain Destroyer TI 16 SpeedTommy Coghill loves a challenge. How else to explain his drive to create the Ultimate Terrain Destroyer TI 16 Speed, his most advanced fat bike yet? He could have been happy watching the smiling faces of his customers as they cruised up and down the beach on his wildly popular bikes. Light and StrongEveryone that knows Tommy figured it was inevitable.
He wanted to create the lightest and toughest fat sand bike yet. Tretta AWD Bicycles put that lazy front wheel to work. Performance Electric Bikes. Energie cycles advanced e-bikes. The Bicymple is the bicycle simplified, literally. We recently featured the Fliz bike concept, which saw riders hanging from the frame of the bike and scooting along, rather than sitting astride the bike and pedaling as they do with conventional bicycles. This was an attempt to evolve the basic bike format, and the designers of Fliz aren't alone in their efforts. The Bicymple is, as its name suggests, an attempt to present the bicycle, simplified. Torch T1 bicycle helmet now available for pre-order.
Paper bicycles! Cannondale’s CERV bike dynamically adjusts to changing terrain.