bikes

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once And For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you’re free to explore your neighbourhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest — a coveted honour when you’re six years old. So if it’s speed on two wheels you’re after, what could possibly be faster than a dragster bicycle?


Video: Insane Double Frontflip Bike Trick From The Biker's Perspective  

Oh my sanity. Since most of us will never jump a bike off a ramp while going full speed, this video might be the closest we’ll ever get. It shows a double frontflip bike trick — which was pulled off for the first time last year — from the perspective of the rider. It’s so awesome to see the world spin like that. Twice.


No Cars Will Be Allowed On This Stately New Bridge

It was 1973 the last time a new bridge opened over Portland’s Willamette River: a double-decker span with eight lanes of freeway. Times have changed. When the Tilikum Crossing Bridge opens later this year, it will be one of the few in the US that’s purpose-built for transit, bikes and pedestrians — no cars allowed.


This Bike Rider Riding Along The Side Of The Mountain Is Defying Gravity

Here is Michal Kollbek harnessing his inner mountain goat and riding the White Line in Sedona, Arizona. It looks like a flat surface — that is, the wrong kind of flat surface that’s next to you like a wall and not under you like the road — he’s riding on and him not slipping down the steep slide is totally defying the laws of gravity.


Turn Your Bike Into A Glowing Beacon With Reflective Street Sign Paint

Retroreflectivity is everywhere. It’s painted onto your street as line markers. It’s printed on the stop sign at the end of it. It’s sewn into technical clothing. It’s even on the moon, thanks to Apollo. And increasingly, it’s riding down the street next to you.


Ford Mode Pro: Ford's Latest Concept Has Two Wheels

Ford announced a brand new concept vehicle at Mobile World Congress this week, but it will never do 0-100km/h, nor will it ever see a drop of fossil fuel. It’s a smart bicycle designed for the megacities of the future. Meet the Ford Mode:Pro.


Trek Lync Review: Built-In Bike Lights Are Great, When They're Charged

Wouldn’t life would be easier if all bikes came with lights built into the frame? The typical removable ones are as easy to forget as they are to steal, either of which will ruin your evening. Well, Trek’s new Lync models come with built-in lights! This matte black beaut is fully equipped with powerful LEDs in front (white) and back (red). You’ll never be without night-time illumination — as long as you keep them charged, at least.


This Huge BMX Park Is Hidden 30 Metres Underground In An Abandoned Mine 

Right now, indoor BMX parks are all the rage in cities across America. But obviously, these parks are limited by the size of the buildings they inhabit. How to overcome that constraint? Well, you could find an old limestone mine in Kentucky and built a BMX in its cave-like remains.


It's A Treat To Watch This Legendary Bike Builder At Work

Kinfolk bikes are known for their breathtaking classic looks. The trouble with them is that they’re made so very far away, in Japan. Thanks to a couple guys with cameras, you can make the trip to Kinfolk’s incredible workshop right from your computer, and see what it takes to hand-make some of the best bikes money can buy.


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.