Category Archives: Bikes

Worlds first ever triple backflip on a BMX bike

Twenty-four year old Mildon landed the world’s first Triple Backflip at a free-to-the-public BMX show (entitled the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam) in Taupo, New Zealand, his home town. Mildon used a 20m (66ft) high super-ramp and a 3.6m (11ft) … Continue reading

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A Bike Rack That Combs Up the City’s Bicycles

Don’t you just love functional pieces of public art? Made at the co-op Knowhow Shop in LA and erected in Roanoke, Virginia, the bike rack is “handcrafted out of Mangaris using full mortise and tenon construction, while the hair is … Continue reading

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The other-worldly INgSOC hybrid bike concept

Although the technology is not exactly new, I still find the look of a spokeless/hubless bike wheel somewhat spell-binding. When combined with a frame design that wouldn’t look out of place on the pages of a Marvel comic strip, the … Continue reading

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Lagomorph wood-framed bike now available for special order

When established furniture maker Seth Deysach was invited to be part of the Object Society design show in June last year, he decided to create something special for the occasion that combined two of his passions – creating things in … Continue reading

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Bicycle-sharing system incorporates app and GPS

Some readers may be familiar with the car2go car-sharing system, which is now in use in several cities around the world. Users locate the closest available car via the internet or a telephone call, go to it, unlock it with … Continue reading

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Bike Fixtation self-service bike repair kiosk opens for business

Last year, Bicycling Magazine said that Minneapolis was the number one biking city in the U.S., and the city’s Bike Walk Twin Cities program says that four years of bicycle counts throughout the city show a 33 percent increase in … Continue reading

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Student designs bicycle device to help save lives

Many people are afraid of riding their bicycles on busy roads full of motorized vehicles, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only are bikes slower and offer less protection than cars, but they can also be more difficult for … Continue reading

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EDWARD, the new electric bike you can’t fall off

Designed and built by a team of students from Australia’s University of Adelaide, EDWARD is a futuristic, purely electric dicycle – also known as a diwheel. Although it looks like transportation from the realm of science fiction, the vehicle is … Continue reading

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Electronically switchable chainless drivetrain developed for Alpha Bike concept

The Alpha Bike is an interesting prototype out of the University of Pennsylvania featuring a fully internal chainless drive that can be switched between fixed gear drive and freewheel electronically. Fabricated entirely in-house, the bike’s drivetrain, brake systems and onboard … Continue reading

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Geely McCar is a combined car and motorcycle

One of the most imaginative concept cars we’ve ever seen turned up at Auto Shanghai this week and it didn’t come from Japan, Germany, France or America – it was the result of two years work in China by Geely … Continue reading

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World’s Most Expensive Classic Motorcycle

Sure new motorcycles utilize technology that comes from NASA or the Air Force or whatever, but some people will always prefer the historical value of a classic motorcycle. Take, for instance, the most expensive classic motorcycle in the world–the Brough … Continue reading

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Uno motorcycle reconfigures itself on the fly

This battery electric Uno may look like a regular motorbike at higher speeds, but when it slows down, the wheels realign themselves into a side-by-side configuration – seen in profile, it looks like a unicycle. Gulak, a Canadian who is … Continue reading

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Brammo takes electric motorcycle to 80 mile range

Brammo has eclipsed the range capability of its pioneering Enertia electric motorcycle with its latest commuter – the Enertia Plus. With its 6.0 kW h lithium ion battery pack the Enertia Plus achieves 80 miles (128 km) on a single … Continue reading

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Signa’s fuel cell-powered bicycle paints a rosy picture for drop-in power stations

As you might have noticed, here at Deskarati we like unusual modes of transport, well here’s a novel concept — rather than rolling up to a recharge station in the year 2020, plugging your Chevy Volt in and reading the … Continue reading

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Bosch and Cannondale team up on ebike drive

Tech developer the Bosch Group and bicycle maker Cannondale are collaborating on a new electric drive system for bikes. According to our friends at Wikipedia, Bosch is the world’s largest producer of auto parts, so there’s reason to think that … Continue reading

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PUMA Debuts Mopion Commuter Bike With a Serious Cargo Hold

If you’re fed up with the balancing act of taking groceries home on your bike handlebars, or are still a little too proud to go for that front anchored basket, then the PUMA Mopion just may be the stylish cycling … Continue reading

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History of the Bicycle

The basic bicycle, or “velocipede,” debuted in Paris during the Universal Exhibition of 1867. “A Revolution in Locomotion,” effused the New York Times correspondent, adding that the slender vehicle could fly through the air at speeds approaching twelve miles an … Continue reading

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