Remember that feeling of terror when a five-year-old version of you climbed aboard your tricycle before careening down a giant hill? That's nothing compared to what François Gissy must have felt climbing aboard this adult-sized trike powered by a water tank pressurised to 6,000 PSI.
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Video: Riding a bike without a helmet or other protective gear is already a risky idea. But climbing aboard a custom-built bike packed with 1000 rockets while you're protected by nothing but a fireproof slab of foam strapped to your back is risk on a whole other level -- even if you're a semi-pro mad scientist like Colin Furze.
Can't shake that nagging, guilty feeling that you should have dragged your butt up the stairs every time you take the elevator? Then you're in luck, because Vycle creators Elena Larriba and Jon Garcia have come up with a pedal-powered elevator alternative that helps you get in shape as you travel between floors.
First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone's airless tyres use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tyres for use on bicycles.
It's been about a year since I last jammed my finger putting together IKEA furniture. It was for my brand new apartment, and even though I broke a sweat and a little skin at the top of my hand, I saved a ton of money - that's the benefit of outfitting your home in IKEA housewares. Now, your favourite Swedish furniture brand is selling the same agonizing experience in a bicycle made for everyone.
For the past three months, I've been riding the Priority Bicycles Continuum, a commuter bike outfitted with a handful of low-maintenance components and a drivetrain system with an "infinite" number of gears. It's been an absolute joy to ride and has regularly shaved about 15 minutes off my hour-long trips around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Besides being low maintenance mechanical wonder this thing moves seriously fast.
You might have to dodge the occasional pedestrian or taxi driver who didn't notice you next to their car. But even if you commute to work by bike in a big city, your ride will never be as thrilling as downhill urban mountain bike racing appears to be.
Video: Danny MacAskill does things on a mountain bike that even physicists, who know more about the laws of the universe than anyone, would probably assume is impossible. The Scottish country side serves as the gorgeous backdrop for this video of Danny just being amazing on two wheels. But you probably won't even notice the scenery.
You can probably think of countless reasons why you don't want to take your dog for a walk. It's too cold, you're tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner -- the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.
Video: Just because this Huffy Carnage is sold by Walmart as a mountain bike doesn't necessarily mean it can handle a legit downhill mountain run, as Phil Kmetz discovered after spending $US180 ($241) on one. Halfway through his ride the bike's brake pads were almost completely gone, and after the first jump its handlebars broke and bent.
About ten minutes after the very first car alarm went off, the tech went from being a genuine theft deterrent to an annoyance that everyone just ignores. The makers of the Bike Mine have a better idea, at least when it comes to getting people to notice when a bike or motorcycle is being stolen: old-fashioned explosives.
There's a simple formula for every great beach cruiser: It should be easy to ride and be able to take a beating. That's why it's no surprise that Priority Bicycles, the company that made the $US400 ($526) maintenance-free bike, has built a cruiser for use in places we need durability the most -- at beaches and boardwalks.
Graphene, that atomic-scale super material that promises to revolutionise everything from batteries to robots, is already improving the cycling world. Vittoria's new graphene-infused Mezcal and Morsa bike tyres are lightweight, thin, grippy and everything a cyclist wants in a tyre without any tradeoffs.
It's a common argument when a city wants to take away space for cars: "This isn't Amsterdam." But guess what, Amsterdam -- where half the traffic movement in the city center is by bike -- wasn't always Amsterdam, either. The image above serves as proof proof that better street design can improve daily life, not just for people on bikes but for all residents.