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Airnet MIPS Bike Helmet
A well-ventilated helmet makes all the difference between enjoying vs cursing your summer commute and weekend bike rides. Specialized's new Airnet helmet has large vents to efficiently keep temperatures down, with comfortable merino wool pads that...
DESIGN
Brooks England's 150th Anniversary Collaborative Bicycles
150 years is a threshold few brands manage to cross. This year, however, heritage cycling saddle and accessories producers Brooks England reached the milestone with gusto. To celebrate, they've partnered with a handful of bike producers—including...
DESIGN
Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
TECH
A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes
Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer's unique analog face informs of the four most relevant...
DESIGN
Hellga: The World's First Women-Specific Fat Bike
For riding through snow fields, mountains, the beach and just about any other place your adventuring might occur, the Hellga from Specialized is the world's first women-specific fat bike. The bike has a muscular, stocky build—a shorter reach, stack...
STYLE
ICNY SS16 Cold Summer
Reflective specialist brand ICNY (read it out as "Eye See New York") launched in 2012 when designer Michael Cherman was hit by a car while biking home from work. The Brooklyn-based label started out with Cherman hand-pressing 3M reflective fabric...
DESIGN
Sweden's Newest Bicycle, Vélosophy
Over the last four years, the number of bikes sold in Sweden has increased by 20%, making for a fertile, welcoming ground for new bike brands. For Jimmy Östholm, founder of new Swedish bike company Vélosophy, biking was an integral part of his...
CULTURE
The Wheelhouse, Downtown Los Angeles
Tami and Chase Spenst wanted to build a one-stop shop for the everyday bicycle rider. After finding a space in the heart of Los Angeles' creative community, they designed a warm and approachable indoor/outdoor space (with a service center and coffee...
TECH
Austere Launches KiBiSi + Biomega OKO Lightweight E-Bike
Finding the balance between functionality, weight and aesthetics is no easy task—especially when it comes to electric bikes. With Biomega's latest, the Biomega OKO designed in collaboration with Bkarje Ingels' industrial design firm KiBiSi, all...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Yalta 2.0 Rolltop Backpack
Celebrating two decades of making purposeful bags this year, Chrome hasn't lost its touch. The Yalta 2.0, an updated version of one of their most minimalist rolltop designs, is for those who prefer function over flashy. It carries a startling amount...
DESIGN
Test Ride: Giant’s Propel Advanced 2
Despite all of the technicality of cycling—whether it’s counting the grams of a new pair of pedals or nerding out over the latest carbon crank arms—the simplistic joy of riding a bike as fast as possible remains at the core of the sport. Perhaps no...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Folding Bike Lock
Different than your typical U-Lock or chain, the Foldylock (designed in Tel Aviv) opens up when in use and, when you're riding, folds into a compact package that you can easily mount on your bike-frame or toss into a backpack. The lock is easy to transport...
TECH
Pingbell Brings the Traditional Bike Bell To Present Day
In bike-friendly cities, more often than not, one's ride is stored in a sea of other bikes, or in the closest place available—which might not be the easiest to remember. One year ago, Amsterdam-based studio FROLIC proposed a simple solution: a...
TRAVEL
Summer Bike Accessories
There's no better way to spend the dog days of summer than riding your two-wheeler around town. Regardless of your destination—be it the local park, the beach, a yoga studio or a friend's apartment—we've found some super-useful products that don't...
FURNITURE_DECOR
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Wall Mounted Bike Holder
The British-made Cactus Tongue takes its name from the fact that it resembles a giant Saguaro cactus, with curvy arms to hold a bike horizontally or vertically. The powder-coated Zintec steel Cactus Tongue UNI (with weatherproof PVC sleeves to protect...
DESIGN
Test Ride: Niner Bikes' RIP 9 Carbon
by Nick Jaynes Since its inception, mountain bike-makers Niner has been the brand to which many experts and enthusiasts gravitate. That’s because the brand's creations are tech-savvy and loaded with attention to detail. Though a little intimidated...
DESIGN
Porterlight's Customizable Cargo Bike
Young London-based company Porterlight has re-thought the cargo bike from scratch, and their debut model, the Bringley, is one that will have urban residents swapping out their car keys for bike helmets. Founder Lawrence Brand wanted to design...
DESIGN
Maxwell Motorbikes EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle
Weighing in at under 27 pounds, the new EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle (up on Kickstarter now) from Maxwell Motorbikes aims to aid in daily commutes and adventurous bike excursions. Not only is it one of the lightest electric bikes on the...
DESIGN
Ace Hotel + Tokyobike
The Ace Hotel and Tokyobike go way back: when the innovative hotel chain launched its London outpost back in 2013, it chose the Japanese bike-maker to create custom loaner bikes for guests. This summer, the two companies are taking their close relationship...
DESIGN
Coney Island Boardwalk Camping Knife
Our friends at Horse Cycles recently went through a little change. The now-named Horse Brand Co. has expanded beyond bicycle production to include a wide repertoire of goods from copper flasks to riding gloves. Their latest project caught our eye...
DESIGN
Shinola's First Single Speed: Detroit Arrow
Ever since its renaissance in 2011, Shinola has become synonymous with exceptional American design. And with bicycle culture rising in popularity throughout metropolitan areas across the country, it's no surprise that Shinola has committed itself...
DESIGN
Schindelhauer Viktor Red Race Edition
For cycling purists, simplicity of design is king. Any changes to a bike's parts or design—especially when it comes to a single speed commuter—must come with some serious functional benefits. Berlin-based bike company Schindelhauer predicates its...
DESIGN
Sandwichbikes + Van Gogh Museum
Though it was first conceived as a curious concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh nearly a decade ago, our initial introduction to the Sandwichbike came in 2013 during Milan Design Week. Shipped flat-packed, the predominately wood frame design is...
DESIGN
Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection
Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance's Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand's more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their...
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