Browsing the "bicycles" Tag

Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto Show

January 15th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year's Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users


Stylish Bicycle Panties Make Bike Commuting Painless (w/ video)

August 30th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

These URBANIST Cycling bicycle panties seem to go a long way towards making urban cycling easier and more comfortable on sensitive lady bits, and might be just the thing to encourage a number of women to take a chance on urban bike rentals, or pick up their own sexy two-wheeler and take another car off the road!


Carbon-Monocoque Electric Bike Might Be Worth Price of Admission

December 4th, 2012 | by Jo Borrás

If you think the twin disc brake setup of the LEAOS pedal-electric bicycle hints at the bike's performance, you're right. With a 36V 250W electric assist helping you push the pedals through an 8-speed Shimano Alfine gearest, this high-end, carbon monocoque bike is more than capable of blitzing through modern day traffic with (what promises to be) as much "go" as a small scooter


This Cardboard Bicycle is Better Than You Think (w/ video)

August 6th, 2012 | by Jo Borrás

Inspired by water-cooler talk about a cardboard canoe, inventor and craftsman Izhar Gafni became obsessed with the idea of a cardboard bicycle. Despite Gafni's enthusiasm and technical/design prowess in the field of mechanical and bio-medical engineering, however, a number of his engineering buddies told him it couldn't be done. Cardboard didn't have the structural properties required to build a usable, durable bicycle frame. It was impossible ... but people like Gafni love s*** that's impossible



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