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What It's Like To Ride This Incredible E-Bike At 60km/h

What happens if you put a 4000W motor — nearly five horsepower — on a bicycle built of strong, lightweight materials? I’ll tell you: pure craziness, heart-filling joy, and power pedalling at high speeds you could only dream of before.


The Bike Tricks In This Video Are Impossibly Fun To See

Video: Road bikes are meant for the road… but that’s too limiting and not fun at all. What’s really fun is seeing Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti freestyle all over anything that can remotely come close to being ridden on with his road bike. Like highway rails next to the ocean or narrow hand rails or an aeroplane graveyard or inside an aeroplane and more.


This Bike Parking Lot Is More Advanced Than Most Car Garages

Cyclists in the US are used to feeling envy at Dutch bike infrastructure. I mean, just look at this bridge. Sigh. Now, Delft is showing off its bike parking lot — and it’s as technologically advanced as you’d expect.


This Bike Was Specially Designed To Teach Kids To Ride

Teaching a kid how to ride a bike is tough enough without mechanical problems, flat tyres and messy chains. It’s high time someone built a smarter learning bike — and now, one company has.


This $20,000 Carbon Fibre Bike Weighs A Ridiculous 5.4kg

This ultralight bike costs as much as a car. Not a surprise given Audi’s at the helm, but the nutso price tag includes some design and tech that’s pretty cool.


Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame To Explore Structural Engineering

Wooden bikes may be beautiful, but they’re also a tad impractical. Nevertheless, there may be unexpected value in wooden bike frames, which architects can use to understand important structural challenges and prototype new designs.


An 1899 Plan To Build A Bike Highway In Los Angeles (And Why It Failed)

Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California — and discovers why it was never finished.


One Of Indiegogo's Biggest Successes Is Being Sued For Fraud 

The supposedly innovative, affordable Sondors e-bike slayed its crowdfunding goal earlier this month, raising over $US5 million to become the second-most successful Indiegogo campaign of all time. Now its creator is being sued for fraud by the company that ran his crowdfunding gambit.


People Riding Bikes Minus The Bikes Is The Best Use Of Photoshop Ever

Imagine a world without bikes. No really, imagine it. It’s pretty funny. Yes, there is a Subreddit devoted to the art of Photoshopping away the Schwinns from under would-be riders. Some people just look like they’re leaping awkwardly into the air, others look like they’re possessed by demons.


Daredevil Bikes Somehow Ride Themselves In This Visually Stunning Video

This neat commercial for Cycling Canada — an organisation for the promotion of cycling in Canada — shows a bunch of bikes riding themselves and having fun. The cyclist-less bikes appear drifting on dirt roads, descending mountains full speed and zooming across the city.


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