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Posted on Apr 19 2017 - 11:21am by Robby S.
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This unique one-off racing bike was conceived by Nuno Teixeira back in 2010 and has finally made it to a finished product. The Pluma Track Bike was built for a Geneva-based customer by Constellation Composites. Because the Pluma (Portuguese for ‘feather’) was built to be a track racer, it only has a single 51 x 15 fixed gear and no brakes. The fairing is a PVC foam core wrapped in layers of carbon fiber. Not only does this unique fairing provide...

Move over hamsters. Humans now get to get exercise in a plastic pod as well. This adventure ride concept is currently living at the Agroventures Park in Rotorua, New Zealand. You can check that out here. Video and more details after the break. ...

Posted on Jan 19 2017 - 9:07am by Gadget King
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IKEA, the inexpensive Swedish furniture company, is now making a bicycle. Let’s get right to the important parts. The IKEA SLADDA will set you back $499, it comes with a belt-drive (no rusty chain), an automatic two-gear system, has an aluminum frame, rear coaster brake , and front disc brake. There are also some accessories you can add on to the bike (shown in the pictures) like a front rack, rear rack, or  a trailer. ...

Not sure what it is that draws me to bikes with fat tires. You know, like the Mongoose Beast, Dolomite, and Hitch style bikes. Yes, I know that they are horribly inefficient and have extra weight and rolling resistance. But they just look so cool. So, why not take it up a notch by using your old car tires and pop them on your bike? Well that is just what Mr-Mash did with his instructable....

If last years hover boards are starting to collect dust and aren’t getting used much, it may be time for a chair conversion. The HoverSeat ($89) is not only practical and fun but it is also safer than the standing model. We have all seen the videos of people falling on hover boards and many of us have actually experienced it first hand. Some of us even received injuries. Shout out to Margie. The HoverSeat...

Every time I walk around San Francisco I see bikes locked up to poles that are totally stripped. Like the picture below. Pretty sad, as bikes aren’t cheap. Fortified Bicycles aims to change this with a bike that isn’t exactly theft-proof, but is better than most. Plus, they back up their bike (and lock combination) so that if your bike is stolen, they will replace it in one day. It doesn’t...

A relatively unknown newcomer to the transportation scooter game, Cocoa Motors, has put out a pretty cool video or two showing off their latest scooter. The Cocoa Motors WALKCAR ($1,280) is a laptop sized hover-board type gadget. The body is made of carbon fiber, it is just 13-inches wide, it has a 10mph top speed, weighs just over 6 pounds, and charges in 60 minutes (with a 60 minute drive time as well). At first glance I thought the WALKCAR would be totally unstable and scary...

Electric bikes aren’t exactly cheap. Heck, you probably already have a dust covered bicycle sitting in the garage. The Electron Wheel ($799) is a 30 second upgrade that will make your existing bicycle and electric one. The Electron Wheel is a quick front wheel swap that offers a 250W motor, speeds of up to 20-mph, and a 30-mile range. It even connects to your smartphone so that you can let it know when to assist you with some electric power. An all-in-one solution for converting...

The eBike’s continue to grow in popularity. Heck, who wouldn’t prefer a short bike commute where you don’t show up totally sweaty. When it comes to eBikes it is usually a battle over specs, price, weight, distance, size, etc… Trying to check every box is quite difficult. The folks at ElectroBike are shooting for size and weight as the two most important items. The ElectroBike Air-33 comes in two models with the main difference being the battery capacity: Air-33 – 36V, 8Ah lithium-ion battery. 25-mile...

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The Hummingbird Folding Bike started off as a Kickstarter and is now moving forward. The bike will weigh in at just 14.8-lbs (6.7-kg)!

Production si being aided by the motorsports team at Prodrive. The frame, seat post, and fork are made of carbon fiber. There will be two different models of the Hummingbird bike; a single-speed and a five-speed. The five-speed version will have an internal hub from Sturney-Archer or SRAM with a grip shifter. The only other option is wheel size, 16 or 20-inch.

Expect to see the Hummingbird Folding Bike for sale early next year with a price around $2.700. (more…)