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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.


Is Crazy Tech Really The Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe?

Inflatable helmets, glow-in-the-dark spray paint, a laser that makes a temporary bike lane — a heck of a lot of products have hit the market recently pledging to keep cyclists safer. But is it the responsibility of people on bikes to use any gadget necessary to stay safe? Or is this distracting from the bigger argument that we should be designing safer cities for bikers?


The Halfbike Is The Standing Desk Of Bicycles

If you were under the impression that a pair of large wheels supporting a seat under your butt was the only gas-free way to get around a city, you’ve clearly forgotten about the innovative Halfbike first introduced last year. But that’s OK, because there’s now a new and improved version for urban dwellers that promises the same workout in a sleeker design.


Insane Guy Breaks The World Mountain Bike Speed Record

Video: Blink and you’ll miss him. That’s because mountain bike rider Eric Barone is going faster than anyone has ever gone on a mountain bike on snow. He reached 223.3km/h on a bike with the help of a terrifyingly steep, snowy hill and the wonder of aerodynamic gear. He goes FAST. One wrong move or one misplaced snowball and he’d go flying.


A Brilliant Child's Bike Seat That Instantly Transforms Into A Stroller

For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation — even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child’s bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination.


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