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Bike security. Wheels Tyres Hubs. Gallery. Foldable bike helmet offers recyclable protection. Urban bike-sharing programs are booming in many cities, but most casual riders don't usually tote around a helmet.

Foldable bike helmet offers recyclable protection

This means when they rent a bike, they often ride helmet-free, which can be a risky move in places were roads aren't designed to safely accommodate both cars and cyclists. However, a novel design could make an affordable, collapsible, biodegradable helmet available from a curbside vending machine. The EcoHelmet, designed by Isis Shiffer, is made entirely of cardboard, folds up accordion-style to about the size of a banana and is compact enough to fit in a laptop bag. Bike Disc Brake Bracket Frame Adaptor 3 Sizes for 140 160 180mm Rotor. Disc Conversion. Buy Jtek Engineering Jtek 11 Speed Bar End Shifter for Shimano Alfine SG-S700 Internal Hub from SJS Cycles, fast delivery for the UK - £99.99.

CyclingAbout.com – Review: Hebie 695 Steering Stabiliser. The Hebie 695 is the first steering stabiliser I’ve ever used.

CyclingAbout.com – Review: Hebie 695 Steering Stabiliser

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I unpacked it. I guess I had in my mind that a steering stabiliser would hold the front wheel straight when you lean your pannier-bag-laden bike up against something, but also that it would keep your wheel stabilised when you want to ride with no hands. "Oi" : The bike bell that doesn't look like a bike bell. by Knog. We’ve designed a bicycle bell, Oi.

"Oi" : The bike bell that doesn't look like a bike bell. by Knog

We think it’s a bit different. We hope you like it. If you do, why not help us bring it to life? Bike bells have been domed since they were invented in 1877. In which time we’ve sent man to the moon, cloned a sheep, and created hundreds of different styles of beautiful bicycle, yet not reimagined this simple analogue device. We set out to design a totally new bell where form and function played an equal part. Knog is a bike accessory brand that is well know for its innovative design in bicycle lights and locks.

We're designers first. The Oi bell's shape originates from its home - the handle bar. As with all our designs that reach this stage, we have applied for patent and registered the design. Where bells usually protrude up or out, Oi doesn’t. We tested numerous prototypes to get the perfect pitch, length of ring, and volume. There are five styles. The bells fit on almost all cylindrical bars. Bam City bar flexes to smooth out the potholes. When serious cyclists want a little more vibration damping (or lower weight) in their handlebars, they'll often shell out hundreds of bucks for a carbon fiber bar.

Bam City bar flexes to smooth out the potholes

French company Baramind, however, wants to extend the concept of shock-absorbing handlebars to everyday commuters, with the not-so-expensive but even-flexier Bam City. Baramind has already been making small-bump-absorbing bars for mountain bikers, for three years now. Those bars feature a flexible section in the middle, made from "a complex combination of fiberglass and carbon. " Rigid inserts attached to the top of that section keep it from flexing upward, so it doesn't take up the rider's energy when they're pulling on the bars.

This still leaves it able to flex downwards, although the extent to which it can do so is determined by another set of inserts on its underside – these are available in hard, medium and soft varieties, depending on the user's preference. It tips the scales at 350 grams (12.3 oz). About the Author. ShockStop suspension bike stem has a heart of rubber. Hand numbness is a very common complaint among cyclists, and one of its major causes is road vibrations being carried up into the handlebars.

ShockStop suspension bike stem has a heart of rubber

Over the years, various companies have attempted to address the problem via suspension handlebar stems that incorporate coil springs, air-sprung shocks, or elastomers – and they’ve all looked a little "unusual. " The ShockStop is the latest take on an elastomer-based suspension stem, but it looks completely normal. THE RIDE SOUTH. One for the gear geeks… What follows is a list of every last thing (with the exception of food) that I’m taking along for the ride down the Andes.

THE RIDE SOUTH

Gates Carbon Belt Drive: Everything You Ever Need to Know. Gates Carbon Belt Drive has been developed over the last 25 years for applications on 6000hp drag racing cars, 150hp motorbikes and more recently, bicycle drivetrains.

Gates Carbon Belt Drive: Everything You Ever Need to Know

Although Carbon Drive isn’t for everyone, it certainly has a place for bike tourers and city riders who are after a no-fuss drivetrain which is lighter, easier to maintain and offers an exceptional wear life. Cycling About – Understanding Bicycle Frame Geometry. We receive a lot of questions about geometry on this site, so I have written this article to discuss the reasons why touring bicycle frames have the geometry that they do.

Cycling About – Understanding Bicycle Frame Geometry

This resource may help you understand how a bike may ride without testing it, and should help you determine what type of geometry is best for what you do. It will certainly help if you’re building a custom designed frame! It is important to note that bicycle geometry is different for different sized bikes. ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS. The GP5 BioKork features a full-size bar end with L-shape for maximum ergonomics when touring or on a fitness bike.

ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS

Reenginee ring and improvements were made to the product with enhanced ergonomic function, and premium feel. Now inte grated with a bar end with an installation friendly clamping system, as well as the rest of the Ergon bar end models (Patent Pending). This makes fitting extremely simple. Carbon Bar Compatible. Infos: Ergon’s GreenLab initiative is about combining the core principles of ergonomics and performance with ecologically aware practices. Introduced in 2010, and for 2011, the GreenLab initiative has played an important role in the Ergon Development Department and the results of that can be seen starting with the innovations in the last two years. This uses as little material as possible to achieve our aims, and much of the material used is recycled.