cycling

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.


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.


This Coat Lets You Signal Your Turn With Flashing LEDs

This is the Visijax wearable, or, to put it another way, a coat. But it’s got a trick quite literally up it’s sleeve, in the form of embedded LEDs that flash when the rider raises his arm to signal a turn.


Volvo Created A Bike Helmet That Warns Drivers About Nearby Cyclists

Though they share the road, bikes and vehicles don’t always play nice together. So Volvo, known for making some of the safest cars on the road, has helped develop a new safety helmet that lets bikes and vehicles communicate so that both cyclists and drivers are aware of each other when in close proximity — even if they can’t see each other.


China's Answer To Google Is Building This Stealthy Smart Bike

While Google busies itself with building cars that can drive themselves, China’s equivalent — the monstrous Baidu — is building this super-cool smart bike. Not as complex perhaps, but a damn sight more realisable.


The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good At Bikes, Bad At Suit

You can’t ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you’d have to show up early. (And stinky.) Parker Dusseau has a different idea: formalwear specifically made for two-wheelers.


This Must Be The Dumbest Cycle Helmet Design Ever

This helmet may just be a concept, but it aims to bring technology to the world of cycling headwear. It is also ridiculous.


The World's First Solar Road Is A Bike Path In The Netherlands

There are only so many roofs in the world, so the Dutch are getting creative about where to put their solar panels. SolaRoad is exactly what it sounds like — solar panels that pull double duty as road surface and electricity generator. And this being the Netherlands, they of course made a solar road for bikes.


Watch A Guy Ride The World's Tallest Bicycle

Last year, we brought you the exploits of StoopidTall, a 4m tall bike that is completely terrifying to ride. So, naturally, we now have StoopidTaller, a bike that is yet another 1.7m taller. Experience the terror from the bike seat first hand in this dizzying video of StoopidTaller in action.


This Crazy Sideways Bicycle Rides Like A Snowboard On Wheels

Inventor Michael Killian loves the sensation of balancing on top of a snowboard, carving graceful curving arcs in the snow. He also loves tinkering with stuff. Put those two joys together in a workshop, and you get the SidewaysBike, Killian’s fantastic wheeled creation.