• Evo Utility Bike Uses A Plug And Play Accessory System To Quickly Equip For Different Functions

    Evo Utility Bike Uses A Plug And Play Accessory System To Quickly Equip For Different Functions

    When you start using a bicycle for more than just morning exercise and short-distance commutes, you’re going to need to rig it with some accessories to accommodate your different needs.  Problem is, most add-ons are mounted semi-permanently, so it probably won’t take long before the bike begins to look like the storage-crazy Camioncyclette we saw a while back.  That won’t be a problem with the Evo Utility Bike. An entry to Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Competition, it’s a modular bicycle […]

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  • Check Out This $1 Million Dollar 24-K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike

    Check Out This $1 Million Dollar 24-K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike

    We don’t know how much money you’ve saved so far from riding a bicycle instead of driving a car. If it’s anywhere near a million bucks, though, you can celebrate that historic savings success by splurging on this 24-K Gold Extreme Mountain Bike. Made by The House of Solid Gold, it’s being billed as “the most expensive mountain bike in the world.” At a cool million dollar price, we doubt anyone will object. Seriously, you can buy tricked out supercars with […]

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  • Inner City Bikes: Gorgeous, Minimalist, Impractical?

    Inner City Bikes: Gorgeous, Minimalist, Impractical?

    These Inner City Bikes could end up being the bikes of the future.  Minimalist in design?  Check.  Definite looker?  Absolutely.  Practical?  Uhm, we’ll probably have to wait and see. Made by J. Ruiter Studio, the bicycles feature a stripped down frame that eliminates down tubes, seat tubes and chainstays.   Everything connects to a single top tube that’s even shorter in length compared to any pedal pusher I’ve seen.  According to the website, the frame embraces an “essentials-only geometry” that makes […]

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  • Lagomorph Bike Sports A Furniture-Inspired Wooden Frame

    Lagomorph Bike Sports A Furniture-Inspired Wooden Frame

    What happens when you ask a furniture-maker to build a bike?  In the case of the Lagomorph, the pedal-driven vehicle ended up with a wooden frame bearing a structural design that’s similar to a chair. Created by Seth Deysach, the two-wheeled mechanical ride steers clear of the usual approach people take when building wooden bikes.  Instead of attempting to mimic the look and construction of conventional steel (or carbon fiber) frames, he decided to treat it like an entirely new […]

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  • RoundTail Bike Frame Adds Two Hoops For Better Rider Comfort

    RoundTail Bike Frame Adds Two Hoops For Better Rider Comfort

    The classic double-diamond bicycle frame works well enough.  But odd designs could be fun, too (I mean, how can you not love a hotdog-shaped bike).  The RoundTail Bike justifies its unusual shape by claiming to be “dramatically more comfortable,” all while “retaining the same lateral stiffness and pedaling efficiency.” Created by Canadian bike-builder Lou Tortola, the idea for the frame first came about after he noticed the amount of discomfort and injuries caused by riding among long-time cyclists.   Using hoops […]

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  • Camioncyclette Maximizes A Bike’s Potential Storage Options

    Camioncyclette Maximizes A Bike’s Potential Storage Options

    Some bicycles have a basket in front; others have a cargo bay in the back.  The Camioncyclette, however, tries to maximize your options by putting baskets in the front, in the rear and even under the seat.  Basically, anywhere one would fit. The result is surprisingly, impressive.  Not only for the fact that it looks perfectly functional – it didn’t turn out an eyesore, either, as I would have expected from a bike that tried to dress itself up as […]

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  • BOND Bike Comes Armed With Flame Thrower, Ball-Buster Saddle

    BOND Bike Comes Armed With Flame Thrower, Ball-Buster Saddle

    We’ve seen tons of weaponized cars and motorcycles in movies and comic books.  I don’t think we’ve ever seen them on bicycles.  Until the BOND Bike came, that is. Created by bicycle insurer ilovemybike.co.uk, the two-wheeled bundle of weird comes fitted with custom solutions to problems that the company says 800 of their customers have cited as the biggest woes for cyclists.  Sure, using the word “solution” might be stretching the truth, but you’ve got to admit – these add-ons […]

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  • Ultra-Light Bike Weighs Just Six Pounds, Will Make Your Wallet Even Lighter

    Ultra-Light Bike Weighs Just Six Pounds, Will Make Your Wallet Even Lighter

    How light can you make a full-fledged racing bicycle?  Extremely light, as it turns out, as this little bundle weighs just six measly pounds.  That’s lower than half of the 15-lbs that Tour de France competition bikes actually weigh. Built by Tucson’s Fairwheel Bikes, the two-wheeled machine is supposed to be fit enough for riding and has, in fact, clocked in a total of 20,000 miles.  Naturally, nearly every part of the vehicle is custom made, with the singular goal […]

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  • Stringbike Is A Chainless Bicycle

    Stringbike Is A Chainless Bicycle

    Bikes have chains.  They always have and I’ve long thought they always will.  If the chainless Stringbike takes off, though, that may not have to be the case. Created by bike-maker Schwinn Csepel Ltd., the bike can be easily disassembled, since the wheels come off quickly and with less work (there’s no gear rack).  The lack of grease should make those who’ve been used to soiled shirts and pants feel easier about riding a bicycle too. The Stringbike uses two […]

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  • Gritty Bike Will Last Longer Than You In A Battlefield

    Gritty Bike Will Last Longer Than You In A Battlefield

    Need a bike that can survive a treacherous minefield in one piece?  While it can’t do anything to keep you safe, the bomb-proof Gritty Bike should remain in commission even after involvement in a fatal explosion. What good is your bike surviving a bomb if you won’t?  Well, nothing if you’re riding it while the bomb exploded (you know, you’ll be dead).  Imagine leaving your bike outside a bank, going in to do your business and having a bomb-strapped madman […]

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  • Dream Machine Bicycle Puts Riding Comfort First

    Dream Machine Bicycle Puts Riding Comfort First

    Not everyone who runs around on a bicycle enjoys wearing spandex shirts paired with tight shorts sporting neon lines.  Really, who would have thought?  Some folks really just like bicycling for light-impact exercise.   And for them, the Dream Machine Bicycle might prove to be just the right choice. Designed to offer the traditional balance of a mountain bike, without any of the discomforts, the two-wheeled pedal pusher strips off the aggressive styling.  In its place are functional additions, such as […]

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  • TATO Commuter Bike Integrates A Briefcase Compartment

    TATO Commuter Bike Integrates A Briefcase Compartment

    Bicycling to work and carrying a briefcase don’t go too well together. Sure, you can probably find a basket to throw over your handlebars, but that just makes you look like a total dork. Preserve your partial dorkiness status with the TATO Commuter Bike, which incorporates a briefcase compartment right on the frame. TATO calls the Swiss-developed design CSSB, short for Central Storage System for Bicycles. Instead of being forced to use a backpack, pannier or messenger bag for carrying […]

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  • M55 EVO-001 Bills Itself The Ferrari Of Electric Bikes

    M55 EVO-001 Bills Itself The Ferrari Of Electric Bikes

    Hungary-based company M55 just developed a new motorized bicycle and they’re not holding back on the superlatives. In fact, they’re going so far as to bill the M55 EVO-001 as the “Ferrari of Electric Bikes.” Really. According to the company, it’s taken three years and five prototypes to come up with their two-wheeled Ferrari, but they’re obviously stoked by the results. It’s hardly the sleekest-looking pedal-motor hybrid I’ve laid eyes on, but if it can perform according to the claims, […]

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  • Xylon Bikes Hand-Builds Frames From Timber

    Xylon Bikes Hand-Builds Frames From Timber

    Steel is cool, but wood has a timeless quality that just takes your breath away. Even on a bike. Xylon Bikes makes a point of it with their gorgeous wooden frames, which combine a clean, modern design with funky geometric shapes. Bicycle frames made from wood? Yes, indeed.  Not that they will perform better than aluminum or steel, but the sheer uniqueness of one should be reason enough to attract attention unto themselves. They’re not just slabs of timber randomly […]

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  • Natural Born Killa Custom Lowrider Gets Skulls, Pinstripes And…Kandy Magenta?

    Natural Born Killa Custom Lowrider Gets Skulls, Pinstripes And…Kandy Magenta?

    If the Addams family grew up in the midst of Lowrider culture and developed an affinity for the color magenta, this is the bike Pugsley would have gotten on his birthday: the Natural Born Killa. A custom lowrider created by 23-year old Dany Morales, the bike has been a work in progress for the last fifteen years. He first received it as a hand-me-down from one of his older brothers when he was eight and has been the canvas of […]

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  • Factor 001, A High-Tech Bicycle That Retails For Over 30 Grand

    Factor 001, A High-Tech Bicycle That Retails For Over 30 Grand

    Ever wondered what the most technically-advanced bike looks like?  As things turns out, it appears no different from any regular bike you can walk off the corner shop with.  Called the Factor 001, the very high-tech, $34,000 pedal pusher boasts “unprecedented efficiency, responsiveness and durability.”  At that price, it better. Created by Formula One engineers at Bf1 Systems, the bike prides itself in being built “without compromise.”  That means they spared no feature, going as far as ignoring regulations set […]

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  • Chopper Shocker: The Lowrider Bicycle

    Chopper Shocker: The Lowrider Bicycle

    When the world’s gas supply finally runs out, this is what greasy bikers will be rocking down the road. The Chopper Shocker borrows its aesthetics from lowrider motorcycles, complete with wide-profile handlebars and low-mounted seat. Its operation, however, is entirely pedal-powered, making it easily the coolest-looking bicycle I’ve ever seen. Its creators don’t give out much details about the ride, choosing instead to regale us with photos of the unique two-wheeler. That’s no problem, either, given how cool the damn […]

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  • Mercedes Benz Foldingbike Comes In Two Compact Modes And A Ton Of Style

    Mercedes Benz Foldingbike Comes In Two Compact Modes And A Ton Of Style

    Looking for a bike with a little more exclusivity and a badge of quality?  Mercedes-Benz unleashed a bevy of their bicycles this week, with one particular number attracting a lot of attention.  The cleverly-designed Foldingbike impressed those on the watch, both with its elegant city aesthetics and ingenious folding technology that allow cyclists to reconfigure it in two compact forms, each with its own distinct advantages. When completely folded down, the Foldingbike only requires 80 x 80 x 35 cm […]

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