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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Smith Overtake Road Cycling Helmet
Though best known for making goggles and other sport-specific eyewear, Smith Optics has long explored other product segments for outdoor enthusiasts. Most notably: helmets. The new Overtake helmet is their first foray into competitive road cycling...
Using a 3D printer, Atlanta-based designer Colleen Jordan creates small planters that you can wear around your neck or strap to your bike, allowing you to take your favorite succulent on a little adventure.
Hand-Painted Peloton Figurines
Standing just five centimeters tall, these die-cast cycling figurines from London café and bike shop Look Mum No Hands! offer the perfect desk distraction for the dedicated cyclist. Coming in a pack of three in random colors and positions, the hand...
Designed as an antidote to the piles of steel commuter bikes that line the walks and whiz through the streets of Amsterdam, Van Heesch Design's Copper Bike—an edition limited to 10—transcends any adherence to drab utility. As copper's natural patina...
Spokes Patterns Wrapping Paper
Cycling enthusiasts—or anyone whose eyes appreciate a lovely geometric pattern, for that matter—will delight in receiving a gift wrapped in this handprinted spokes pattern. Copper-colored bike-wheel skeletons against a variety of colors beat out cartoon...
Brooks England Dalston Knapsack
For nearly 150 years Brooks England has supplied the cycling community with hand-hammered, heirloom-quality leather saddles. In recent years however, a new enthusiasm for growth has pushed the brand to introduce numerous new bag collections and...
Finn: The Universal Smartphone Bike Mount
Whether commuting to work, hammering out a century on country roads or running errands, having quick and easy access to your smartphone is a near essential for most cyclists. While a variety of mounts are on the market, none match the simplicity...
Cycloc's Endo Wall Mount Bicycle Hanger
In recent months, we've seen a few clever solutions to bicycle storage—from the sculptural copper Stasis to CLUG's 3D printed clip, though neither are readily accessible at the moment. Cycloc's Endo is, however. The two part system hooks the front...
Horse Cycles' Camping Knife
Earlier this year, we met Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles. While visiting his workshop, we learned the man is truly capable with a bit of steel, and his skills and areas of interest often extend beyond the realm of building custom bicycles. This...
Nutlock Bicycle Wheel Security System
As many know from unfortunate experiences, bike thieves target components just as often (perhaps if not more so) than bicycles as a whole. While a sturdy U-Lock does well to secure a frame, it leaves one—sometimes both—wheels vulnerable. Carrying...
Oregon Manifest: INDUSTRY's Solid Bike
by Hunter Hess Getting people to ride a bike as a part of an urban lifestyle has been a major challenge for the cycling community. To overcome this reluctance, as well as drive innovative design, the Oregon Manifest was established as a showcase...
Giro Empire SLX
With the Tour de France under way and road riding season in full swing, there's no better time to geek out over the latest technical cycling gear. Helmet and accessories maven Giro has been shaking things up in their design department recently. Following...
EQ Bike Chain Cover
Japanese utility bag producer, Master-piece have entered the cycling arena with this EQ bike chain cover made of heavy duty nylon that's designed to keep your chain from scratching your frame.
Custom Bikes by Bamford Cycle Department
George Bamford knows what he likes and how he likes it, and has over the years customized all types of vehicles and products for his personal use. The knowledge gained through those many product experiences is what led him to create his eponymous...
The brilliant, solar-powered Skylock is designed to make commuting nice and easy. The intelligent Bluetooth- or Wifi-enabled lock helps to greatly prevent theft and a need for keys while encouraging bike sharing among friends and family. Debuting in...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Massimo Vignelli Remembered The world lost a true visionary this week in Italian designer Massimo Vignelli. Working with his wife Lella, the Modernist creator's formative works will have a lasting legacy across a wide range of design fields...