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. » 3/28/14 9:00am 3/28/14 9:00am

Japanese Scientists Miss The Point, Design Self-Stabilizing Electric…

OK, I'll admit that this self-stabilizing bike is clever: it's kind of a Segway turned sideways, using gyros to detect if it's off-balancing, and adjusting the steering automagically to compensate. It's also a standard electric bike, so it propels you along without needing any annoying foot-power: very 21st Century… » 11/05/08 7:36am 11/05/08 7:36am

Nulla Minimalist Bike Concept Dispenses With Spokes, Most of Frame

Designer Bradford Waugh came up with Nulla (meaning "nothing") as a way of making bikes more stylish and lightweight. And visually stunning of course. Lacking spokes, it uses a direct-gear-chain drive system, which leaves the bike looking like a simple set of open curves. Whether or not it would ride well would be… » 8/08/08 6:57am 8/08/08 6:57am

Ridemaster Pro Horseriding Simulator Is Just Sad

Seriously. I don't care how high-tech this mechanical horse—which apparently allows you to "simulate" horse riding—may be, but really, if I like to ride, I want to do it outside, on a real horse, experiencing the thrill, and feeling the wind on my face. And if I was a pro, I would like to practice on a real horse. In… » 5/07/08 8:40am 5/07/08 8:40am