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Corratec X-Vert 650B Electric Bike: Australian Review

Bicycles are great. They’re compact, quiet, and convenient — as long as you have a helmet, you can jump on and go anywhere, and you’re only limited by the energy in your legs. That’s just about the only limiting factor of bikes — the muscles of the humans riding them. But electric bikes? Now that’s another story.

Sleek Furniture Line Puts Your Bike Where It Belongs: On A Pedestal 

One of the perennial challenges of urban living is the lack of space. Biking in cities is great, for instance — but only if you have a spot to store your bike. Some furniture designers in Chile are offering a creative (and attractive) solution.

Waze Is Missing A Huge Opportunity To Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed — one covered in a mudslide — and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.

How A Former Video Game Designer Created The Best Intersection For Bikes

Riding through a city on a bike lane that’s separated from cars feels great. But when you roll up to a light, the infrastructure often vanishes, leaving you feeling vulnerable as you cross busy lanes of traffic. Now a new type of intersection might keep cyclists safer and more visible. And it was created by a designer who used to make video games.

How A South African Neighbourhood Banished Private Cars For A Month

Last week, Paris shooed cars from its downtown for a single photogenic day. Now a neighbourhood in Johannesburg, South Africa is one-upping that car-free day with a celebration that kicks cars off the street for the entire month of October.

A Simple Flaw Is Causing A Huge Recall Of 1.3 Million Bikes 

Recalls aren’t uncommon, but this is a big one: A group of thirteen bike brands are recalling more than 1.3 million disc brake-equipped bikes.

This Is What A Road Bike Might Look Like, If There Were No Design Rules

People don’t often realise it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.

At 138 KPH, This Bike Is The Fastest Human-Powered Vehicle In The World

A group of humans put one of its humans in a crazy, covered bike. That human broke a world speed record for a human-powered vehicle. Aaaand now I feel even more like a motionless fat-accumulating sloth.

Australia's New Bosch eBikes Are A Commuter's Dream

eBikes have always been tempting, but a hodgepodge of Australian legislation in the past has meant that local offerings have been built from retrofitted, inefficient and legally questionable parts. New models are flooding into Australia now that Bosch has a local service centre for anyone brave enough to jump on a battery-powered electric bike.

A Cheap $10 Bike Brake Light That Only Glows When You're Stopping

Automatic brake lights that only come on when your bike is slowing and stopping aren’t a new idea. But the folks at Sigma have come up with cheap and clever solution so that their $US10 LED bike brake light doesn’t need a pricey built-in accelerometer.

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