bikes

Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic (If You Put Them In The Right Place)

The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war, with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding centimetres of precious asphalt while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here’s a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic.


Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be The Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word “computer” right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we’ve seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in.


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.


The CSIRO 3D-Printed A Gorgeous Titanium Bike

Getting about on a bike has never been more popular in Australia, with a new resurgence of cyclists taking to two wheels for their morning commute or just for a bit of a lark. One designer from Melbourne, however, wanted something special in his two-wheeler, so he spent a year designing a titanium bike that was 3D printed by the CSIRO.


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.


Is An Airbag For Your Head Really Safer Than A Bike Helmet?

Remember Hövding, the Swedish bike helmet released a few years back that looks like a stylish, poofy collar and supposedly inflates like an airbag upon impact? In a new video, the company explains more about how it works — claiming it’s actually much safer than a traditional helmet.


9 Ingenious Urban Hacks To Make The City Smarter

Did you know a bike rack can become a fold-down seat? Or that you can charge your phone at sign posts? Or that a barricade is easily repurposed as a bench? These are just some of the small but imaginative hacks that make the concrete jungle a slightly more delightful and welcoming place.


A Bullshit-Free Guide To The Gear You Need To Commute By Bike

So you’re thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it — it’s hard to know what you really need to get started riding.


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.


This Monster Truck Trike Will Stop You From Sinking On Snow And Sand

If you’ve ever ridden your bike onto a beach or into deep snow, you’ve probably experienced the joy of then having to walk it back out because it was impossible to ride. But with the recent rise in popularity of fat-tired bikes that can seemingly float on sand and snow, that’s not a problem. Especially with Standard Bearer Machines’ new Rungu new Juggernaut, which adds a third wheel into the mix.