Bicycle

One Omni Wheel is all you need to make your bike electric

One Omni Wheel is all you need to make your bike electric

While bicycles are great for their health benefits, of course paired with their transportation uses, there are times when you wish you could have some added boost to get through some added distance or some more challenging terrain. Electric bikes or e-bikes have answered that call, but not many are willing to trade in their faithful steed for some hi-tech replacement. Smart wheels, then, offer a bit of a compromise, and Evelo's Omni Wheel is one that promises convenience and simplicity without sacrificing power.

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Bionic Runner adds wheels to your next marathon

Bionic Runner adds wheels to your next marathon

The Bionic Runner is a bicycle for the runners among us, offering an impact-free way to go on long runs without sacrificing the nature of running itself. This is accomplished using a design that eschews a bike seat and traditional pedals, instead featuring larger foot pads that move in a way resembling cross trainers. The way the bike functions is different from cross trainers, however, with the makers saying it is designed to replica the feel of running with a natural range of motion.

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Impossible electric folding bike fits in an ordinary backpack

Impossible electric folding bike fits in an ordinary backpack

The "Impossible" bike is making obsolete the days of having to load your bicycle on the bus rack, strap it to poles, and wheel it into storage. Many folding bikes are available, but many of them are cumbersome, and even when folded they're often either still large or are plainly awkward. That isn't the case with Impossible, which folds into a neat frame small enough to fit in an ordinary backpack -- and, as a plus, it's electric, able to zip you around for up to 15 or so miles.

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Cyclists now have their own glow in the dark road

Cyclists now have their own glow in the dark road

The Netherlands seems to have a fascination with things that glow in the dark. Just after completing the "smart highway", a.k.a. highway N329 in Oss with glow in the dark road paint, designer Daan Roosegaarde is at it again, this time in Nuenen, to shed some light on a bike path during the night. It uses the same technology but applied on a smaller scale and with more styling this time around. The effect is both enchanting and slightly disturbing, which perhaps presents a predicament to cyclists in the area.

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Man rides rocket-powered bike to 207mph record

Man rides rocket-powered bike to 207mph record

The typical bike is powered by human legs, and some riders can go surprisingly fast on a bicycle. Typically riding down a steep hill is about as fast as most folks ever go on bike, but a man in France has ridden a bicycle fast enough to outrun a Ferrari. His name is François Gissy and he now holds the world record for riding a bike at 207mph.

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Solar bike lane produces enough power for three homes

Solar bike lane produces enough power for three homes

The world's first solar bike lane has been installed in The Netherlands and it is capable of producing an impressive amount of power. In fact, the bike lane produces enough green electricity to power three homes and it's the world's first bike lane capable of doing so. Krommenie, a city about 25 kilometers from Amsterdam, is where the bike lane was installed.

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Veloloop brings traffic light triggering to bicycles

Veloloop brings traffic light triggering to bicycles

Cycling to get around is becoming more common due to environment concerns and other reasons, and though there are many benefits to this mode of transportation, with it comes some hassles as well. Roads are designed around the needs of vehicles, and so things like sensors at stop lights require cyclists to find work-around methods to make their trip as smooth as possible. Many cyclist have tried using magnets to trigger traffic light sensors, but cyclist Nat Collins of California has presented a better solution.

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Project MRSC Connected Smart-Bike gets you online

Project MRSC Connected Smart-Bike gets you online

A new connected smart-bike integrating the best of mobile data and supercar-style suspension has been cooked up by Canyon and Deutsche Telekom, expected to show up for road trials early in the new year. Dubbed Project MRSC Connected - after the "Magneto-Rheological Suspension Control" (MRSC) - the bike links a new carbon leaf spring suspension system with a cellularly-enabled brain, as well as a network of sensors throughout the frame.

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