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Carbon Fiber Tour de France Bikes Are Surprisingly Easy to Counterfeit

The rise of carbon fiber technology brought lighter bikes, faster speeds, and innovative aerodynamics to the world of cycling. But an unexpected side effect is starting to frustrate the world’s top bike builders. Chinese factories are counterfeiting their products and selling them for a fraction of the price. It’s… » 7/20/15 11:35am 7/20/15 11:35am

An Adult’s Guide To Learning To Ride A Bicycle

The Anna Karenina principle of biking is this: Everyone who learned how to ride a bicycle did so in roughly the same boring way; anyone who made it to adulthood without learning required a unique series of roadblocks, failures, negligence, and procrastination. If you fall into the latter group, congratulations! Your… » 7/15/15 7:45pm 7/15/15 7:45pm

A Rideable T-Rex Skeleton Tricycle Is all my Jurassic Dreams Come True

It’s the rare finds like this, the one in ten thousand discoveries, that justify Craigslist’s existence. Someone in Eugene, Oregon, is actually willing to part with this magnificent 12-foot long custom T-Rex skeleton tricycle they made that comes complete with handlebar-controlled jaws that really open. » 7/06/15 7:15pm 7/06/15 7:15pm

The bike tricks in this video are impossibly fun to see

Road bikes are meant for the road... but that’s too limiting and not fun at all. What’s really fun is seeing Italian cyclist Vittorio Brumotti freestyle all over anything that can remotely come close to being ridden on with his road bike. Like highway rails next to the ocean or narrow hand rails or an airplane… » 7/01/15 7:46pm 7/01/15 7:46pm

Look at This Cute Li'l Street Sweeper Just for Bike Lanes

Los Angeles is slowly but surely working its way towards being one of the most bike-friendly cities in then country by laying down a comprehensive network of bike lanes throughout the city. And this cute pint-sized street sweeper employed by the city makes sure they’re kept free of debris. Awwwwww. » 6/05/15 12:15pm 6/05/15 12:15pm

A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you’re thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it’s hard to know what you really need to get started riding. » 5/11/15 7:25pm 5/11/15 7:25pm

Ask Your Questions About Finding and Mapping Lost Urban History

Los Angeles is no stranger to failed infrastructural schemes and vanished landscapes. But did you know that a nine-mile bike highway once traveled part of the way from LA to the nearby city of Pasadena? It’s one of 19 map-annotated essays about the city featured in the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas. » 4/29/15 2:00pm 4/29/15 2:00pm

An 1899 Plan to Build A Bike Highway in Los Angeles (And Why It Failed)

Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California—and discovers why it was never finished. » 4/27/15 4:35pm 4/27/15 4:35pm

Is Crazy Tech Really the Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe?

Inflatable helmets, glow-in-the-dark spray paint, a laser that makes a temporary bike lane—a heck of a lot of products have hit the market recently pledging to keep cyclists safer. But is it the responsibility of people on bikes to use any gadget necessary to stay safe? Or is this distracting from the bigger… » 4/15/15 1:30pm 4/15/15 1:30pm

The Halfbike Is the Standing Desk of Bicycles

If you were under the impression that a pair of large wheels supporting a seat under your butt was the only gas-free way to get around a city, you've clearly forgotten about the innovative Halfbike first introduced last year. But that's OK, because there's now a new and improved version for urban dwellers that… » 4/07/15 2:34pm 4/07/15 2:34pm

Video: Insane guy breaks the world mountain bike speed record

Blink and you'll miss him. That's because mountain bike rider Eric Barone is going faster than anyone has ever gone on a mountain bike on snow. He reached 138.752 MPH on a bike with the help of a terrifyingly steep, snowy hill and the wonder of aerodynamic gear. He goes FAST. One wrong move or one misplaced snowball… » 4/06/15 10:13pm 4/06/15 10:13pm

A Brilliant Child's Bike Seat That Instantly Transforms Into a Stroller

For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation—even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child's bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination. » 3/31/15 1:20pm 3/31/15 1:20pm

This Giant Rolling, Walking Bike Can Probably Tackle Any Terrain

If you want to take your bicycle off-road, you need larger and larger tires depending on how rough the terrain gets—and that makes it harder and harder to pedal. But maybe Ron Schroer has found the perfect off-road cycling alternative with his Boneshaker Big Wheel that rolls and walks all at the same time. » 3/30/15 11:43am 3/30/15 11:43am

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once and For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you're free to explore your neighborhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest—a coveted honor when you're six-years-old. So if it's speed on two wheels you're after, what could possibly be faster than a dragster bicycle? » 3/27/15 3:10pm 3/27/15 3:10pm