Tag Archives: bike

Inside the Bicycle Commuting Gender Gap

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Statistically, there are twice as many bicycle commuting males as there are females, but why would there be a bicycle commuting gender gap in the first place? After all, biking is just as healthful for a woman as it is for a man. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, there are other factors at work. Respondents […]

Build Your Own Sustainable, Bamboo Bicycle

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Bamboo is an incredible material- suitable for building or distilling high-test fuels, the fast-growing plant could be the cornerstone of a more sustainable future. It also makes for a sikk-looking bicycle frame. That’s what the guys at Bamboobee believe, at least- and they build some of the best-looking bamboo bicycle frames on the market. Recently, […]

RYNO Motors’ Crazy Electric Unicycle, the Interview

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This is the single-wheel, single-seater electric RYNO commuter bike- and it is utterly, wonderfully insane. “It’s different. You have to make an emotional commitment, sign an ’emotional contract’ to learn to ride it and be good at it,” says RYNO Motors’ CEO Chris Hoffman. “It’s like being a kite-boarder. It takes time, to figure it […]

Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto Show

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The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users.

Recycled Hawtness: Roetz’ Sustainable Bicycles

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More than a million new bicycles are sold each year in the Netherlands, which is good. What’s not so good is that nearly that many are thrown away, too. Why, though? In many cases, the frame is sound, the handlebars are straight- even the wheels are good. What’s needed, then, isn’t necessarily a new bike, […]

Local Motors Latest Crowd Sourced Project: the Cruiser Moped

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We’ve covered a number of Kickstarter hopefuls looking to launch their company through crowdsourcing the funding they need to produce their vision for the next craze in women’s cycling underwear or to introduce a dirt bike aesthetic to urban moped commuters. We talked about Local Motors’ first commercial product, the Rally Fighter off-road sportscar, back […]

Board Track Inspired Derringer E-Bike Hits Kickstarter

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Well-known for building high-end, vintage-style mopeds, California based Derringer Cycles has taken its first steps away from the internal combustion engine with a Kickstarter launch for its new Derringer E-Bike. Like the more traditional Derringer products, the new E-Bike can be pedaled or motivated by a motor. It’s a little strange to see an open […]

Gas 2 Asks: Can You Drive a Twike in Winter?

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Of all the oddball green car concepts out there – and, there are a lot of ’em! – my favorite has to be the Twike 4XP. A human-powered hybrid, the Twike 4XP is a tiny urban runabout that you can pedal like a bicycle, but also drive around like an electric car. If you’re running […]

Kovit’s Carbon Tube Bicycle Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

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This is Kovit’s latest Delta 7 road and track frame. The ultralight, carbon/kevlar bike was revealed to the world at last month’s Interbike show looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie with a trellis of (what should be called) nanotubes and a wholly reasonable $3500 price tag. I’m no expert on carbon tube […]

How You Can Make Bikes vs Cars Documentary a Reality

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The planned documentary Bikes vs Cars is more than a film, it is part of a global movement to fundamentally change how we get around. Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail. This powerful film analyzes the politics and consequences of subsidizing the car, and also highlights individuals from around the world who are fighting to improve bike access and infrastructure.