cycling

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.


This Universal Mount Will Let You Use Any Phone On Your Handlebars

Mounting your phone on your handlebars isn’t a new idea, but this little piece of silicon, known as Finn, is the neatest solution we’ve seen: it simply stretches over your bars and will hold a phone of pretty much any size.


The Brutal Mechanics Of A Bike Crash Will Convince You To Wear A Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds — that’s one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye — a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash.


These Philippe Starck Bicycle Helmets Look Too Good To Wear

With their slinky curves, space-age visors and sleek polished metallic finish, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these helmets were part of the costume design for a futuristic movie. Nope, they’re just Philippe Starck’s bicycle helmets.


Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Clothing Will Protect Cyclists From Road Rash

Donning a full suit of motorcycle leathers for your morning bike ride to work is probably overkill, but cyclists can still be subjected to road rash should they fall while wearing less-than-protective gear. So athletic gear manufacturer Scott is developing shorts and jerseys strategically reinforced in key areas using both carbon fibre and ceramics, so the garments hold up if the rider ends up sliding across pavement.


Google Maps For Mobile Now Lets Cyclists Avoid The Hills

Good news for cyclists everywhere: Google Maps for mobile now provides you with an elevation chart of its routes, so you can choose to avoid the hills — or take them on.


Experience Tour De France Mayhem First-Hand From New On-Bike Cameras

If you’ve been watching the Tour de France you know that it’s been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to several top contenders abandoning the tour already. It’s also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes — so viewers can access the firsthand perspective for the very first time.


How Priority Bicycles Made A 'Maintenance Free' Bike For Under $400

Buying a bike is all about compromises. You can get a cheap one at Target, but it will be heavy and have low-end components. Or you could get a light bike with killer components, but you’ll be paying through the nose. Priority Bicycles is a new company that thinks it’s found the sweet spot: a cheap, light, “maintenance free” bike, with quality components.


What The Tour De France Looks Like As A Train Map

This weekend, the Tour de France kicked off in Yorkshire, England, and today it will pass through London too. So this train-style chart, drawn in the style of the classic London Underground map, is a particularly apt celebration of the iconic cycle tour.


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