bicycles

Someone Is Giving Away This Bike-Powered Star Destroyer On Craigslist

Do you live in Portland (unlikely)? Are you a giant Star Wars fan? Do you have a 6.7m long empty space in your garage? Then man oh man, Craigslist has the best present ever for you.


Biker Rides On A Wall, Crashes, Backflips Racing Down A Narrow Street

Video: Watch Chris Van Dine racing on the down hill urban course of Taxco, Mexico. He first crashes attempting a backflip at full speed — then he tries again, jumps and rides his bike on a wall, before completing a successful backflip.


Kids Will Always Have A Comfy Ride On This Curvy Plywood Balance Bike

When you’re teaching a kid how to ride a bike, you don’t really want it cluttered with distractions that make it hard for them to master the most important part: balancing on two wheels. That’s why many consider a balance bike to be a great introductory ride, and the ZumZum looks to be about as simple as a bike could possibly get.


The Dutch Rode Horses On Their Highways During The 1970s Oil Crisis

The oil crisis of the 1970s meant that Americans had to wait in long lines to fill up their cars. But in the Netherlands, the government decided that the best way to conserve fuel was to ban cars for one day a week. How did people cope? They took their horses on the highway.


This Man Rode A Rocket Bicycle 207 MPH

When you think of fast rides, bicycles usually don’t spring to mind, at least not before souped-up race cars and sleek motorcycles. Watching Francois Gissy speed over 207 miles per hour on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it may change that.


Watching These Cyclists Spin Around In Light Suits Is So Mesmerising

It’s like a trippy and visually spectacular 3D kaleidoscope or something. The cyclists are wearing a LED light suit that can change colours and the flash-rate and the luminosity so that they can look completely different while they spin around in carefully choreographed moves.


This Crazy Sideways Bicycle Rides Like A Snowboard On Wheels

Inventor Michael Killian loves the sensation of balancing on top of a snowboard, carving graceful curving arcs in the snow. He also loves tinkering with stuff. Put those two joys together in a workshop, and you get the SidewaysBike, Killian’s fantastic wheeled creation.


The Brutal Mechanics Of A Bike Crash Will Convince You To Wear A Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds — that’s one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye — a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash.


How A Country That Has No New Bike Parts Fixes Its Bicycles

What happens if you live in Cuba and your bike breaks down? It’s not like you can hop on the Internet and get two day shipping for a new bike. In fact, it’s pretty much impossible to score new bike parts. What you have to do is find a guy who knows another guy who might have some parts of the part you need.


This Beautiful Knife Is Hand-Made By Bicycle Builders

Horse is better known for its bicycles than anything else because, well, it’s a bicycle company. But proving that actually it’s just a master with all things steel is this beautiful camping knife.