Category Archives: BICYCLES

Two- or Three-wheel pedaled powered or electric driven or a hybrid of both.

Renovo’s Hybrid Wood And Carbon Bike Promised Buttery Smooth Ride

Unless you are a bicycle enthusiast, you probably don’t know that wood could be an awesome material for making bicycles. Yep. You heard right. Wooden bikes and the beauty of Aerowood Endurance Bike coming from Portland-based bicycle maker, Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, is it does not even look it is made of wood – thanks to its clever design and engineering. Billed as the first hybrid wood and carbon frame, Aerowood Endurance Bike is engineered to absorb more vibration and delivery a smoother ride than what wood and carbon alone could. Continue reading Renovo’s Hybrid Wood And Carbon Bike Promised Buttery Smooth Ride

BMW And SPECIALIZED Announced Special Edition E-Mountain Bike

BMW has come together with premium trail bike maker SPECIALIZED to introduce a limited-run special edition of the bike maker’s Specialized Turbo Levo called SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie. No doubt a marketing effort to promote German automaker’s new Sports Activity Vehicle, the new-generation X3, judging from its appearance in the various product images available to the press. Anyways, marketing talks aside, this e-mountain bike is clearly an exquisite, top-end item. Clever integration of the power module into the specially developed aluminum frame gave the bike a clean, regular bike look (but in an uber sleek way, of course). Continue reading BMW And SPECIALIZED Announced Special Edition E-Mountain Bike

Shared Bikes In China Now Comes In Gold, But Do Tuhao Needs Them At All?

Shared bikes are huge in China and thanks to the booming economy, so are tuhao, AKA local tycoon. Therefore, it is about darn time that someone give shared bikes some opulent treatment worthy of tuhao who are, well, still fond of shared bikes. Ok. Maybe that does not make any sense, but hey, you never know, right? True enough, a startup called Cool Qi Bike, aided by Chinese electronics juggernaut Haier, has rolled out shared bikes coated in shiny gold paint job, aptly referred to as “tuhao gold.” These luxurious-looking shared bikes are reportedly available in five cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Xi’an, for obvious reasons. Continue reading Shared Bikes In China Now Comes In Gold, But Do Tuhao Needs Them At All?

This Sleek Tesla Battery-powered eBike Is foldable, Has Range Up To 45 Miles

Yesterday was my first time riding a shared bike and I did not have a good experience. Cycling is fun, but not so much when there are gradients. Bicycle lets you feel the slope that hardly took notice when walking or even running, and the fact that that particular bike’s tires were under pressure didn’t help much. Man, that was pure torture and at that point, I wished I had an electric bike or at least a pedal-assist bike. Anyways, that’s just some useless info that has probably nothing to do with the Aero Foldable Electric Bicycle by French company Weebot that we are looking at today. Aero is sleek new entrant to the eBike market that, from what we read, feels like a full-featured electric bicycle with the benefit of being portable. OK. Maybe not portable, but towable. Continue reading This Sleek Tesla Battery-powered eBike Is foldable, Has Range Up To 45 Miles

Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

We have seen a handful of airless tires for bicycles, but to date, it has not seen wide spread adoption. That’s kind of odd, because we can’t see why cyclists don’t want to go punctuate-free. Anywho, perhaps the answer is not as simple as going all rubber, or putting holes in solid rubber. Perhaps, more R&D has to be done to validate this still new tire technology? Speaking of validate, perhaps Japanese tire giant Bridgestone’s solution could be the answer? Continue reading Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

Bicycles with big, fat tires are all the rage now and to be honest, I will never understand how the extra fat will help in the ride experience both on and off-road. I mean, logically speaking, the wider the contact surface, the harder you will have to pedal, ain’t it? However, notwithstanding my own skepticism, I do somehow find bikes with fat tires oddly attractive. So, just imagine my excitement when I saw this custom bicycle that rolls on actual car tires. Created by Instructables member Mr-Mash, Car Wheel Bicycle, as it is called, was a result of trying to pick up the art of welding. Continue reading Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Flats on tires rank among one of the worst nightmares any motorist could face and while technologies have minimized flats from hindering with motorcars’ performance, bicycles have yet to enjoy this incentive, well, actually no. In fact, air-less tires that promised a flat-free biking experience has been around since 2014, but apparently, they are either not stiff enough or has less-than-deal shock absorption. So, there’s gotta be a middle path right? As it turns out, there is, or at least that’s what Utah-based bicycle shop thinks so. Now, here’s the thing. Either my comprehension fails terribly or this entire thing is a little sketchy. It was not clearly explain but the essence of this project is, these guys have two air-less tires solution for you. Continue reading This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Hubless Bike Glows Like Tron’s Light Cycle, Heralds The Future Of Bicycle

You haven’t see flying cars zipping across the city’s sky and so, it shouldn’t surprise you that bicycles, electric or not, still look largely like your grandfather’s bicycle. However, that’s set to change with Cyclotron Bike Spokeless Smart Cycle. As the product name subtly hints, this pedal-assist bicycle has a little bit of Tron element to it – thanks to its hubless design with integrated lights. Granted, you can’t ride it flat on your stomach like the Light Cycle, but still, it is quite a sight to be hold and clearly, radically different from today’s bicycles. Cyclotron Bike goes beyond just looking futuristic; its build and drivetrain are pretty high-tech too, comprising of a space-grade composite construction of ultra lightweight carbon fiber frame with lightweight core structure. Continue reading Hubless Bike Glows Like Tron’s Light Cycle, Heralds The Future Of Bicycle

4-wheel Power-assist Electric Bicycle Looks Like A Real Life Car Caricature

What you see here is a bicycle. No, really. It is a bicycle, an electric bicycle to be exact. Built by Swedish dude Mikael Kjellman, PopRide, as it is called, was born out of the desire to have the practicality of bicycle with the comfort and convenience of car. Actually, it is more like a pedal-powered kart because it has four wheels, but that argument is pretty irrelevant. The point is, this unique transportation gets you from point A to point B by means of your own leg power which provides some form of exercise much needed by urbanites. Continue reading 4-wheel Power-assist Electric Bicycle Looks Like A Real Life Car Caricature

The Vanilla Workshop Launches First Hand Built Ready-Made Road Bike

US-based bike maker, The Vanilla Workshop, has just make acquiring hand built road bikes without the traditional long wait. The first model under the outfit’s Speedvagen Ready-Made program is the OG-1 that promised to deliver the company’s very best workhorse race machine, designed, built, painted and assembled right in its Portland, Oregon workshop. If you know small batch, hand built bikes, you will know it takes forever to make and that’s not to mention the heart-stopping sticker that comes with each handcrafted machine. Well, not that the OG-1 is cheap (more on that later); it is not as a road bike, but it is, after all, hand built in the U.S.A. Continue reading The Vanilla Workshop Launches First Hand Built Ready-Made Road Bike