Just because this Huffy Carnage is sold by Walmart as a mountain bike doesn’t necessarily mean it can handle a legit downhill mountain run, as Phil Kmetz discovered after spending $180 on one. Halfway through his ride the bike’s brake pads were almost completely gone, and after the first jump its handlebars broke and…
This horrifying metal octopus is “The Only Seven Person Tricycle,” and its human victims are being slowly devoured by bad decision-making. Lets try to understand what we’re looking at here.
About ten minutes after the very first car alarm went off, the tech went from being a genuine theft deterrent to an annoyance that everyone just ignores. The makers of the Bike Mine have a better idea, at least when it comes to getting people to notice when a bike or motorcycle is being stolen: old-fashioned…
There’s lots of reasons why we can’t have nice things; when it comes to bicycles, it’s because assholes enjoy stripping them for parts, or stealing them outright. This project is trying to fix that, one oddly-shaped magnet at a time.
There’s a simple formula for every great beach cruiser: It should be easy to ride and be able to take a beating. That’s why it’s no surprise that Priority Bicycles, the company that made the $400 maintenance-free bike, has built a cruiser for use in places we need durability the most—at beaches and boardwalks.
Graphene, that atomic-scale super material that promises to revolutionize everything from batteries to robots, is already improving the cycling world. Vittoria’s new graphene-infused Mezcal and Morsa bike tires are lightweight, thin, grippy, and everything a cyclist wants in a tire without any tradeoffs.
It’s a common argument when a city wants to take away space for cars: “This isn’t Amsterdam.” But guess what, Amsterdam—where half the traffic movement in the city center is by bike—wasn’t always Amsterdam, either. The image above serves as proof that better street design can improve daily life, not just for people on…
The North West 200 is the largest sports event in Ireland, and every May since 1929 motorcyclists gather to race down public streets between the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush at speeds in excess of 200mph.
After the Super Bowl leaves town, San Francisco can stop vandalizing corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might finally cross the entire San Francisco Bay.
After a century of pumping themselves full of all sorts of performance-enhancing (and other!) drugs, it appears that at least one pro cyclist has found an easier way to cheat: hiding a motor inside the bicycle frame.
They can help boost tourism and take some of the load off of a city’s public transit system, but keeping a bike sharing program financially self-sufficient has proved challenging for many cities. So Portland is teaming up with Nike for its new bike share program with bicycles that can be locked up almost anywhere.
Completing stupid challenges using overly-clunky rideshare bikes is a growth industry, but one man may have just out-Citibiked everyone.
Biking through a city scares a lot of people. Perhaps it’s the lack of safe cul de sacs, or maybe just the idea of cars whizzing by and crushing you into pulp. Urban cycling sounds terrifying, but it’s not as complicated or dangerous as it seems.
Admit it, there’s at least one person in your life who’d rather be out pedaling centuries than baking cookies and making nice with relatives. So why not ditch the annual hand-knit sweater, and make your cyclist truly happy this holiday season with some great new gear? Here are 10 excellent ideas to get you started.
One of the perennial challenges of urban living is the lack of space. Biking in cities is great, for instance—but only if you have a spot to store your bike. Some furniture designers in Chile are offering a creative (and attractive) solution.
There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed—one covered in a mudslide—and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.
Riding through a city on a bike lane that’s separated from cars feels great. But when you roll up to a light, the infrastructure often vanishes, leaving you feeling vulnerable as you cross busy lanes of traffic. Now a new type of intersection might keep cyclists safer and more visible. And it was created by a designer…
Last week, Paris shooed cars from its downtown for a single photogenic day. Now a neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa is one-upping that car-free day with a celebration that kicks cars off the street for the entire month of October.
Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than you might think.