Bicycle

85mph speedbike sets human-powered vehicle speed record

Imagine traveling 85 miles per hour on a bicycle, with your pedaling providing the only power. Now, imagine doing it in a sealed, bullet-shaped "speedbike" over a 5-mile stretch of flat road. That's exactly the team AeroVelo has done this week at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge competition, setting a new world record for the fastest human-powered vehicle. The team's "Eta" bike reached a speed of 85.71 miles per hour, topping the previous record of 83.13 mph.

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Greyp Bikes introduces next-gen G12S motor bike

Around this time in 2013, we saw the Greyp G12, an electric bicycle activated with the touch of a one’s thumb. The company is back with a next-gen version of the bike, and it is called the Greyp G12S. This bike has the same design flavors as the original version, but includes an improved battery pack, among other things. The new model was recently showcased at the Salon Privé 2015.

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Cargo Node folding bicycle is a modern day pack horse

City living means cars, despite all of their upsides, can be more of a burden than a blessing. Parking is expensive; free parking is hard to come by. Gas is expensive. Maintenance is expensive. Traffic is usually terrible. For this reason, many use bicycles and skateboards when possible, but those also, obviously, have their own downsides. Xtracycle and Tern have addressed the biggest issues — lack of cargo capacity — with their new Cargo Node folding cargo bicycle.

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Canyon Android Wear powered bike computer runs apps, tracks workouts

Android Wear is being used in all sorts of wearable devices from smartwatches to fitness trackers. The OS is a very common in the wearable category but the latest product that uses Android Wear isn't for you to wear, it's for your bike. Bicyclists who are serious about their sport often want to be able to track all sorts of metrics about their rides via a bike computer. The Canyon Smart Bike computer runs Android Go and can run some apps right on the bike.

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Google’s self-driving car gets confused by cyclist’s track stand

We've been hearing about Google's self-driving cars getting into fender-benders before, mostly at the fault of other vehicles with a human behind the wheel, but recently one of the autonomous vehicles got a bit confused by a cyclist at an intersection. Did the car not recognize the cyclist and almost collide with him? Nope. Turns out the rider was simply doing a track stand — where they keep the bike upright at a stop without taking their feel off the pedals — and the car couldn't tell if they were moving or not.

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Kick-Varibike has you pedal with arms instead of legs

Kick-Varibike is a bicycle like no other -- in fact, it is more akin to a giant scooter than anything else (a "kickbike"), but with the addition of pedals placed near the handle bars, which also makes it a hand bike. You can ride it like a scooter if that's your preference, pushing off the ground with your foot to propel it forward; or, you can pedal with your arms and build some upper body strength while traveling around. The model managed to catch the public eye at Eurobike 2015 recently.

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This electric all-terrain bike wants to go to the beach

The XTERRAIN500 is a new electric bike that boasts of being able to easily glide over soft beach sand, thanks to its short, 10-inch wide front tire. With the addition of a 500-watt motor, this "all-terrain bike" will also reduce the effort riders need while pedaling on terrain including snow, mud, grass, and gravel. The bike's makers point out that most fat tire bicycles available today only come with 4-inch wide tires, which allow for riding on packed sand, but aren't enough for the really soft terrain at the beach.

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Fat Bad is first folding electric bicycle with fat tires

Folding bikes are generally designed to be as small as possible -- after all, one typically does not buy a folding bike if portability and space conservation aren't two big concerns. That's why you're not likely to see a folding bike with big wheels, and if you do it'll be the ordinary manual kind. Bad Bike in Italy has decided to change this, and has introduced its Fat Bad as the first claimed folding model that is both electric and in possession of two fat tires.

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Lumos bike helmet has stoplights and turn signals built-in

The biggest safety challenge for bicyclists is to be seen on the road so people in cars don't hit them while they ride. Most bikes have reflectors and riders can put flashing lights on their bikes to help them be more visible. A new bike helmet called the Lumos has built in lighting to improve rider visibility and it has turn signals and stoplights built-in to help the rider signal intentions while on the road.

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Add-e turns your old bike into an electric bicycle

Many folks around the world commute to work each day using their bicycle. The catch for those who live a long way from work or who don't want to show up for work sweaty is that excessive pedaling can leave you tired when you arrive. Electric powered bikes are an option, but those can be expensive to purchase. A new product called add-e can make your existing bicycle electric-powered.

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Garmin Edge 520 bike computer offers Strava Live Segments

Garmin, which recently introduced its new Edge 20 and Edge 25 devices, has just taken the wraps off yet another model in the lineup, the Edge 520. As with the other models, Garmin hails this as a “bike computer” with GPS and features relevant to cyclists in particular. This is its first bike computer that comes with Strava Live Segments, and it also brings with it various connected features for an overall feature-dense and lightweight tracker. Shipping starts in Q3.

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