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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…)

Let’s go ahead and get the bad news out of the way. $25,000! There. Done with that. Now, on to the good stuff. The Trefecta DRT Electric Bike starts off with a military grade (whatever that means) aluminum frame, a SmeshGear (huh?) transmission, a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub, and a huge 4-kW motor. All of this tech means that the Trefecta E-Bike can get up to 43 mph and has up to 184-lb-ft of torque. That is more than most cars on the road today. It also has amazing rims,...

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 9:46am by Russ
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Hoverbike

If you haven’t heard of Colin Furze, give it time. He keeps making crazy ISH that goes fast, flies, and is generally fun. Remember the world’s fastest mobility scooter, that was also his “invention”. Well his latest bit of fun is a functioning hoverbike.

The hoverbike uses a couple of parasailing engines and propellers to fly. This story is best handled with videos, check them out after the break. (more…)

  If you have ever ridden your bicycle alongside car traffic then you know how invisible you can become. Adding a few blinky lights to your bike is always a good idea. Another good idea is to wear a pair of Zackees Turn Indicator Riding Gloves ($59+). They are made...

Students at Dalian Nationalities University in China have created a conceptual BWM (Bike Washing Machine). Not to be confused with BMW. Will it become a “real” product? Doubt it. “Mom where is my soccer jersey?” “In the BWM… get pedaling son.” ...

Imagine a water bottle on your bike that was self-filling. That is what Kristof Retezár hopes to create with his Fontus water bottle. The idea is simple enough; the water bottle uses solar cells to create an electrical temperature change which creates condensation. The condensed water is then stored in the water bottle for drinking. Sounds good at first glance but it seems to only create one drop of water per minute. After more than 30 experiments, I finally achieved a constant drop-flow of one drop of condensed water per minute. After...