Browsing the "bikes" Tag

Wireless Brake Light Video Uses a Sexy Estonian to Get My Attention

July 3rd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Velodroom’s wireless bicycle brake light has no on/off switch. Instead, it uses a built-in accelerometer (g-meter) to detect when the rider is slowing down, which kicks on the 3 watt LED brake light. It’s a clever concept that takes the responsibility of signaling drivers off of the rider’s hand-signals (which take their hands off the handlebars) and one that the Velodroom’s designer, Indrek Rebane, claims is clearly visible from over 900 feet away!


Video: Banana Hammock + Bike = BananaHama Kickstarter

June 9th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

If you’ve ever looked at a cozy, comfy hammock strung up between a pair of thick palm trees and thought “Man! I wish that thing had wheels!”, then the people behined the BananaHama recumbent bicycle have something they’d like to sell you


Infographic: Number of Bicycle Commuters Skyrockets

May 25th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

If you live in a major city, then you don’t need to do much research to know that bicycle commuting is on the rise. You might be surprised, however, by just how quickly the number of bicycle commuters is rising. From 2001 to 2009, the number of bicycle commuters more than doubled, from 1.7 million to more than 4 million


What’s the Best Car for Cyclists? A 2014 Cyclist Detection Volvo (w/ video)

March 9th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

You see headlines like this all the time. “Who Builds the Best Car for Dog-lovers?” “Who Builds the Most Kid-friendly Cars?” Etc. When it comes to a carmaker specifically catering to the needs of bikers and their bikes, however, Volvo seems to be the only carmaker that understands cyclists’ primary need: to avoid getting run over by a pack of 5000 lb. SUVs


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



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