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

With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle Is Somehow Too Cool

Apparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now own what sounded like the most interesting part of the event. » 4/18/14 7:20pm 4/18/14 7:20pm

Ben Wilson's Monocycle Calls for Pert Buttocks

Designed for the XXIst Century Man exhibition in Tokyo, this monocycle by Ben Wilson is pretty damn cool. While not as ornate as last year's steampunk monocycle, Wilson's one-wheel wonder is stunning in its simplicity, like many of the other product designs on his website. The Brit, who has several other bike designs… » 4/22/08 5:40am 4/22/08 5:40am

Joyrider, Possibly the Most Expensive LED Spoke Lights in the World

Moritz Waldemeyer, London-based shiny, spangly design person, has designed what must be the most expensive pair of spoke lights evah. Auctioned off at the ICA Gala Fundraiser in London last week, the Joyrider LEDs, which put a smile on the wheels of your bike, went for almost $4,000. Perhaps that's because they came… » 3/05/08 4:32am 3/05/08 4:32am

Bike Cuffs Bring Security, Kinkiness, to Your Cycle

Made of hardened, laminated steel, and based on the design for police-issue manacles, the bike cuff is all kinds of wonderful. You can lock up to three bikes at the same time, and the ring is big enough to secure to signposts to deter would-be tea-leaves. The heat-treated lock is pick-proof and there's a hardened… » 3/04/08 7:13am 3/04/08 7:13am

LongRanger Electric Bike Won't Win Any Beauty Contests, But It'll Get…

Take a stack of car batteries, design a bicycle around it, and you have the build-it-yourself LongRanger electric bike, whose practicality certainly outdistances its dog-ugly appearance by a country mile. In the video, marvel at the quiet of this DIY electro-bike, and then check out this shot, giving you a good idea… » 12/27/07 11:32am 12/27/07 11:32am

Killacycle Electric Bike Breaks World Record For Quarter Mile in 8…

That dude who drove his electric motorcycle into a minivan while showing off for reporters at Wired Nextfest got out of the hospital and put some 300 extra Li Ion cells on his bike. Then he broke the electric vehicle world record in the quarter-mile running it at less than 8 seconds @ 168MPH. [TG Daily] » 11/16/07 2:23pm 11/16/07 2:23pm