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CydeKick Mobile USB Charger
With the season of summer Fridays already underway in the northern hemisphere, commuters and hobbyists alike are moving their bikes out of storage and into heavy rotation. While cycling provides a pleasant respite from sitting at a desk, sometimes...
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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...
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Rapha + Bang & Olufsen: BeoPlay H6
Combining cycling and headphones doesn’t immediately sound like the safest or most practical idea, but when London-based cycling accessories- and apparel-maker Rapha and Danish audio technology pioneers Bang & Olufsen team up, it’s bound to be a...
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Thousand Bike Helmets
Not everybody wants to wear a sleek, webbed bike helmet like pro riders. For many, that sporty design doesn't match their brand of everyday biking: running errands, grabbing groceries or cruising around the neighborhood. Gloria Hwang aims to overcome...
STYLE
Three Fresh Cycling Kits for Spring
With road riding season upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, we're eagerly assembling our gear for everything from Saturday centuries to weekday laps in the park. As much as one's kit is a matter of function, it's also an avenue of expression...
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Timbuk2 Red Hook Crit Travel Backpack
Every year the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn are blocked off and track bikes take over. But this isn't just a ride where the weekend warrior can show up, it's the Red Hook Crit and it's arguably the most prestigious event of its kind. Combining urban...
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Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses
Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products...
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Fuga Bike Helmet
Closca won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award this year with its Fuga helmet. Not only is the Fuga safety-certified in Europe, Canada and the States, the helmet is super-convenient. The thin-shell design folds down—reducing its own space by 50%—meaning...
DESIGN
Brancale's Leather Cycling Gloves
In the neon heyday of the '80s, Italian cycling brand Brancale was something of a fixture in the peloton at the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia. Known for their shoes, helmets and day-glow shades, the brand disappeared somewhat mysteriously...
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Volvo's New Safety Initiative: Life Paint
As urban streets are increasingly shared between drivers and cyclists, road safety is more of an issue than ever before. In the UK, more than 19,000 cyclists are involved in accidents every year. Many of these collisions take place in London, where...
DESIGN
Cycling through Spring Two Ways
Save for the hardened wool-laden road warriors and fat bike single track explorers, winter is a tough time for cyclists. It often means chaining oneself to an indoor trainer or simply accepting that you might just lose a bit of your prowess on the...
DESIGN
Tokyobike's NYC Outpost
Japanese bike-maker Tokyobike has steadily expanded from their HQ in Japan's capital since selling their first bike back in 2002. Tokyobike has stores in London, Berlin, Milan, Bangkok and Melbourne. After a stint as a pop-up, Tokyobike's New York...
DESIGN
Bookman Curve Front Bike Light
Founded by a group of friends drawn together by a pure passion for cycling, Stockholm-based Bookman has become a key player in the bike accessories market since their first products hit shelves three years ago. From sleek, utility-focused USB-rechargeable...
DESIGN
Cycling Climbs: Twenty Art Prints
Since the Tour de France route changes every year, the announcement of where the ride will take the peloton is a highly anticipated event. For riders and fans alike, a tour doesn't quite have the "je ne sais quoi" without a visit to the Alpe d'Huez...
STYLE
Movement-Minded Suiting by Huez*
For all the sartorial advancements in bike commuting apparel, producing a suit that can truly crossover from the bike lane to the boardroom has eluded most designers. Where a taped-seam, zippered pocket or smattering of visible reflectivity (however...
DESIGN
Paul Smith + Castelli: 2015 Dubai Tour Jerseys
Long before British menswear designer Paul Smith was a driving force in global fashion (and was awarded the "Sir" that now precedes his name), he was a kid from Nottingham who just wanted to race bikes. A nasty crash may have sidelined him from racing...
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...
DESIGN
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...
FOOD-DRINK
UnTapped: Maple Syrup for Athletes
Anyone who has run a marathon, headed into the backcountry or saddled up for a 100-mile day on the bike knows there are some pretty suspect-tasting nutritional options out there. While getting the vitamins and nutrients one needs to maintain performance...
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Hand-Painted Helmets
NYC's Danielle Baskin designs and paints landscapes, video game throwbacks, educational charts and even internet memes through her one-woman company, Belle Helmets, proving the slightly dorky safety precaution is just as fun and customizable as a beloved...
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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...
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