bicycles

Symbolic Bike Lights Make Cyclists More Visible To Traffic

Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you’ll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware of your presence.


A Rechargeable Bike Light That Tells You Exactly When It Will Die

The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they’re visible. When they die, you’re just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it also has a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how much longer it will stay lit.


You Can't Steer A Bike In Zero Gravity, Even If The Road's Magnetic

Gravity is the sworn enemy of any cyclist. Succumb to its force while you’re on two wheels, and you’ll end up bloody and bruised. But like any superhero’s nemesis, gravity justifies a bike’s very existence, because without it, you’d never be able to steer. Strap on a helmet, this is gonna get weird.


This Super Clever Lift Assists Cyclists Up Steep City Hills

This one goes out to all the city cyclists who have pulled up to the bottom of a steep-arse hill with three words echoing through their head: Oh. Hell. No. The Norwegian city of Trondheim built a special bike-lift that gives folks with wheels a free ride, no pedaling required.


A Tandem Bike That Shrinks To Accommodate A Single Rider

A tandem bike can make for a romantic outing for a couple in love, but when there’s just a single passenger it makes for a challenging ride. So California-based Calfee Design built a pair of custom tandem bikes that can actually be transformed into single passenger cycles with just a few simple tools.


It Turns Out Cyclists Only Really Need Half A Bike To Get To Work

According to the folks at Kolelinia, cyclists are spending twice as much money as they need to on a bike. The company has just designed a more compact alternative called the Halfbike that looks like someone stripped away all the comfy bits from a real bike, leaving us with the cyclists’ equivalent of a standing desk.


All Bike Racks Should Have A Neat Storage Shelf Like This

Everyday cyclists will know that when you come to lock up your bike in the city you end up dropping a whole heap of stuff on the floor to free your hands. So why don’t all bike racks feature a cool shelf like this?


A Rear-Facing Bike Camera Reminds Drivers They're Being Recorded

Despite what the classic video game Paperboy taught us, the biggest threat to cyclists isn’t dogs, RC cars, or random rolling tyres, but the drivers they share the road with. So in addition to ensuring they’re definitely seen, the Fly6 bike light includes a constantly recording video camera designed to keep drivers behind a cyclist on their best behaviour.


A Double Chamber Bike Tyre Helps Prevent Flats When You Ride Off-Road

Those big chunky tyres used on mountain bikes don’t just help plough through rough terrain and absorb shocks. When under-inflated, they also have a much larger footprint for extra grip on uneven surfaces — but there’s a tradeoff.


You Could Download And Print This Titanium Bike Frame

It may look like an alien desk tidy, but you’re actually looking at a bicycle frame hot off the 3D printer. The frame — shown below in its fully assembled form — is the brainchild of Renishaw, which makes metal 3D printers, and Empire Cycles.