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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
Lithium Cycles' Super 73
Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California's Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand's product claims...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Lift Bike Storage Hook
Launching today on Kickstarter, Ippinka's Lift hook can hold more than just your bags and winter coats. Made to securely hold up your bike, Lift is super-strong (made to hold 50lbs) but still sleek enough to prevent a clunky, ugly wall mess. Made with...
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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Femto Bike Light
Heritage cycling brand Brooks England is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, one of their most recent designs, the Femto light, is their nicest yet. Easy to attach to and remove from your bike's frame, handlebars or seat post, the light is secured...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Boncho Bike Poncho
After years of braving the rain with nothing but waterproof jackets—leaving legs completely exposed—cyclists finally have a viable way to repel raindrops while on the move. The Boncho (which first launched on Kickstarter) is a poncho designed especially...
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...
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...
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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Smart U-Lock
After the success of their smart padlock, Utah-based FŪZ Designs created a rugged, easy-on-the-eyes U-lock version for users to easily lock, track and share access to their bike with just a phone tap—thanks to a Bluetooth Smart connection. Should your...
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...
DESIGN
The Limited Edition, UK-Made Elephant Bike
The classic image of the postman on his bike doesn’t really apply anymore, as internet shopping and email means that we send more parcels and much fewer letters. In the UK, the Royal Mail postal service has decommissioned 25,000 Royal Mail bikes...
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...
DESIGN
Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
DESIGN
Xtracycle's Edgerunner 24D Cargo Bike
Much love and thought are going into the redesign of cargo bikes, such as Porterlight's new customizable option, to make them less intimidating and more enticing for regular personal use. Oakland, California-based Xtracycle offers the Edgerunner...
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
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...
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...
DESIGN
Test Ride: Charge Cooker Maxi 2
Fat bikes are quickly becoming a staple in every cyclist's quiver. While the bikes have opened up winter riding to the masses, they aren't just for snow anymore. Many riders are finding themselves drawn to their fat bike no matter the season or terrain...
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...
TECH
Nokē Smart U-Lock
No matter how structurally sound one's bike lock is, there's always the sneaking suspicion that somewhere a thief's bolt-cutters are equally capable. As home lock systems become connected, smarter and thus better at their job of protecting, so too...
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