The Best Bike Pedal Is One That Catches Thieves

Your bike pedals are boring. These one is not. This one has built-in motion sensors, a cellular radio and a GPS tracker to let you know the instant your bike becomes a target, and help you find it if it gets stolen. And if you've got built-in motion sensors and GPS, why not let those pedals act as a fitness… » 1/04/15 8:29pm 1/04/15 8:29pm

The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good at Bikes, Bad at Suit

You can't ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you'd have to show up early. And stinky. Parker Dusseau has a different idea:… » 11/26/14 5:30pm 11/26/14 5:30pm

These Are the Streets You Want to Avoid When You're Riding Your Bike

Whether you're a commuter or a leisure rider, when you head out on your bicycle you want to be safe. That could mean wearing a helmet, making sure your bike's tuned up, or avoiding the streets where the most bicycle crashes happen. That last part just got a little easier, thanks to these data-derived maps by You Are… » 5/18/14 11:00am 5/18/14 11:00am

This "Canoe Car" Wants to Revolutionize Your Urban Commute

Fewer commuters are getting to work by car these days, especially in densely populated cities like San Francisco. But riding the bus or a bike isn't for everybody, and for those commuters that want the conveniences of a car without the hefty fuel fees, there's the canoe-inspired hybrid electric tricycle. » 1/31/14 11:41am 1/31/14 11:41am

Light Your Bike At Night With Revolights

Like many bikers, Kent Frankovich pedaled at night and wondered if cars around him saw his dimly-lit tail light. He also bemoaned his headlamp that barely lighted his way. » 8/16/11 11:59pm 8/16/11 11:59pm

This Bike Helmet Has Built-In Turn Signals

Riding bicycles at night is dangerous. It's hard to see the road and it's even harder for people to see you. Sure, you can get light attachments for your helmet—but they all look goofy and cluttered. That's where the Blink Bike Helmet rides in. » 4/22/11 2:00am 4/22/11 2:00am

This iPad-Controlled Bike Stereo Will Result In At Least One Tragic…

Seeing this photo of an iPad-controlled bicycle stereo, I immediately imagined a grisly scene of smoke, twisted aluminum, and a tragically shattered IPS display. Oh and there's a dead biker in there somewhere too. [Flickr via TUAW] » 9/24/10 2:20pm 9/24/10 2:20pm

LiveRider Kit Makes Your iPhone a Computer For Your Bicycle

Using an iPhone app to log your bike rides is nothing new. But the $99 LiveRider kit is the complete package: a shockproof iPhone mount, wireless sensor, and an attractive app for displaying all your ride data in real time. » 8/05/10 10:20am 8/05/10 10:20am

The Only Indoor Biking That's More Dangerous Than Its Outdoor…

So you want some cycling practice but you're worried about all of the reckless drivers out there. You don't want to resort to one of those lame stationary bikes, either. The solution? Free motion bicycle rollers. Updated: More danger! » 3/02/10 9:00pm 3/02/10 9:00pm

Lance Armstrong's 12 Screws and Metal Plate in Collarbone Make Him a…

Lance Armstrong received surgery to more quickly fix his collarbone, which was broken into 4 pieces during a bicycle race in Spain. I wonder if he knows that the metal from the screws can set off the metal detectors in airports sometimes. (I have a titanium rod in my left tibia and the left over screw shavings set off… » 3/25/09 5:08pm 3/25/09 5:08pm

Rainlegs Keep Writing Riders Dryer

If you've ever gotten caught in the rain riding your bike, you might have noticed that the most soaked-through part of your body was your knees and thighs. Here's an answer for that problem: Rainlegs, which are made out of wind and water-repellent parachute cloth. This unusual $43 garment rolls up into a very small… » 1/31/06 7:50am 1/31/06 7:50am