Bicycle

BrakePack gives bicyclists taillights and turn signals

BrakePack gives bicyclists taillights and turn signals

One of the challenges for people that ride bicycles frequently is being sure that drivers in cars around them are able to see them and understand what they are doing when it comes to stopping and turning. A new backpack not only carries all the items you need for a day at work or a day exploring the city, it also puts stoplights and turn signals on your back as well.

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Connected Bike Pedals Track your Rides and Prevent Bike Theft

Connected Bike Pedals Track your Rides and Prevent Bike Theft

One of the big issues that face people who like to ride their bikes as an alternative to cars or public transportation is theft. Bike theft in many cities is a huge problem. A new type of pedal has been unveiled from a company called Connected Cycle. These pedals replace the normal pedals on a bike and are able to record the path you take when you ride your bike.

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Garmn Vector 2, 2S make cycling power metrics easier to do

Garmn Vector 2, 2S make cycling power metrics easier to do

You might know Garmin to be more of a navigation technology company, but two years ago it debuted a Vector line of products that focused not on getting where you're going but on how you are getting there. The first Vector in 2013, followed by the Vector S a year later, are bike pedals that helped cyclists get a hold of their performance stats. Today, Garmin is stepping up, no pun intended, with the launch of the 2nd generation Vector 2 and Vector 2S pedals, now made even easier to install and remove.

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For BMW’s Cruise M-Bike, M is for Manpower

For BMW’s Cruise M-Bike, M is for Manpower

BMW has taken the wraps off a new bicycle designed in “tribute” to the maker’s own M automobiles, the aptly named BMW Cruise M-Bike. This is a limited edition bicycle — only 500 of them will be made — and it’ll be sporting the BMW M GmbH’s Austin Yellow Metallic coloring, as well as a “Bullneck” on the front frame’s top tube a la a motorcycle’s typical design. There's no gasoline powering this, however -- it is 100-percent bicycle with all the trimming any enthusiast could need.

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Halfbike II wants you to have fun, looks like skateboarding

Halfbike II wants you to have fun, looks like skateboarding

We've seen our fair share of bikes on Kickstarter, most, if not all, of them focused on improving the efficiency or security, or both, of biking. But this latest campaign has none, or at least very little of that. Instead, Halfbike wants you to focus on the fun of biking, no matter how strange it looks. And this bike is really out there when it comes to looks. Sure, it may not be as eccentric as the "Post Modern" skateboard without a board, but Halfbike shares in a similar post-modern mentality and deconstructs almost everything you expect from a bike.

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Solarbike has solar panel wheels

Solarbike has solar panel wheels

In many big cities, citizens don’t have cars and the only way to get around it to walk or use public transportation. People who live too far away from work to walk and don’t want to spend lots of money on public transport can also ride bikes. The catch is that peddling can leave you a sweaty mess before you get to work. This has led to the invention of electric bikes.

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Closca Fuga folding helmet removes the inconvenience

Closca Fuga folding helmet removes the inconvenience

Using a bicycle to get around has its advantages: it takes up far less space than a car (and costs less), there's no monthly fuel charges or insurance premiums, and it burns a bunch of calories. The downside is that it can't be locked like a car, and so anything you leave on it while you're in the store is likely to be gone by the time you come back at...including the helmet. Stuffing the helmet into a backpack is one solution, but that is a hassle, especially if you're heading into a store that doesn't allow them, and soon the temptation to go without a helmet takes hold.

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Volvo’s reflective paint lights up cyclists at night

Volvo’s reflective paint lights up cyclists at night

Among the most important items bicyclists rely on to stay safe when riding at night are lights for their bike and reflective material either worn atop clothing or attached to the limbs. But Swedish car maker Volvo, which has a long track record of focusing on safety with their vehicles, has come up with something different as part of a collaboration with advertising agency Grey London and Albedoo100. It's called LifePaint, and it can be sprayed on bikes, clothing, and helmets in order to make them glow white when in the path of a car's headlights.

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Trefecta DRT mil-spec electric bicycle hits 40MPH

Trefecta DRT mil-spec electric bicycle hits 40MPH

Trefecta has introduced a new electric bicycle that is unlike any e-bike you've seen -- it has a no-nonsense industrial design, meets mil-spec standards, and can hit a top speed of 40MPH, eclipsing many scooters on the market. It's the type of bicycle you'd want to have tucked away for the apocalypse, or perhaps an impromptu trip through certain parts of the world. Though it can be pedaled (it is, after all, a bicycle), it also has a throttle for pedal-free operation, the latter of which includes a range of more than 60 miles per charge.

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