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The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today.

This bike rider riding along the side of the mountain is defying gravity

Here is Michal Kollbek harnessing his inner mountain goat and riding the White Line in Sedona, Arizona. It looks like a flat surface—that is, the wrong kind of flat surface that's next to you like a wall and not under you like the road— he's riding on and him not slipping down the steep slide is totally defying the…

World's first front flip forward bike flip trick is a real spin cycle

It's amazing the new tricks that people can just invent with their bikes. Once you think that everything has been done before, someone decides to murder the laws of physics. This new trick though might be more impressive because I'm getting the spins just looking at it. How does the rider manage to land such a violent…

Doing bike tricks off a moving truck half pipe seems brilliantly nuts

Imagine yourself stuck in traffic. Imagine listening to some Top 40 radio station playing the same 4 songs over and over and wondering about the things you would do if you didn't have to commute. Imagine your brain numb. And then imagine seeing some psycho bike rider pull off some bike tricks off of a half-pipe on…

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