Bicycle

FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

If you were thinking that you'd never jump aboard a smart bike - or an electric bicycle for that matter - because you were a hardcore fixed-gear enthusiast for life, think again. The folks behind FlyKly have introduced a an entire electric/smart bike setup in a single rear wheel. Now bicyclists will be able to toss a wheel on their favorite bike and electrify it - so to speak - straight away.

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ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

The company known as Organic Transit has made an effort this year to show off a vehicle known as ELF, letting it be seen for the first time at the international technology trade fair known as CeBIT. This machine is made to fill a previously un-touched niche between car and bicycle, made to work with users hoping to make their short commutes as easy as possible.

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The world’s greenest supercar is actually a big bicycle

The world’s greenest supercar is actually a big bicycle

If you see this thing rolling down the road, you might mistake it for Ferrari thanks to the bright red paint and styling reminiscent of the Ferrari 458 Italia. A closer inspection would tip you off that the Fahrradi Faralla FFX isn't a car at all. The FFX is actually a thin plastic shell on a lightweight metal frame powered by pedals.

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Zagster bike sharing service wants to be an amenity

Zagster bike sharing service wants to be an amenity

There are services around the country that let people share cars or rent cars on the fly such as Zipcar. In some highly populated areas with lots of traffic a car is often far from the most efficient way to get where you're going. People that need to travel a longer distance often prefer to use a bicycle over walking. This is where new startup called Zagster comes in.

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Bicycle concept changes gears using the power of your mind

Bicycle concept changes gears using the power of your mind

I've seen several things over the years that claim to use the power of your mind to do things. For instance, OCZ once had a headband that allowed you to control a mouse cursor on your screen using your mind. I've also seen devices that let you control aspects of your smartphone using your mind and they work to some extent. A new bicycle concept has surfaced from Toyota and Parlee Cycles that also has input from a company called DeepLocal.

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Gotham Bicycle Defense Defender creates thief-proof bike light

Gotham Bicycle Defense Defender creates thief-proof bike light

City cyclist rejoice, there's a brand new lamp in town - one made with six high-powered LED bulbs, an aluminum body, and a construction that'll make it impossible to be stolen by thieves. The idea for this light came from its developer's colleague getting hit by a car at night after his lamp had been stolen. The developers of The Defender are former MIT students Slava Menn and Brad Geswein saw the problem and surveyed over 100 bikers around NYC, over a third of them confirming that yes, they'd had a bike light stolen at some point or another. From there, these two fellows created a business called Gotham Bicycle Defense.

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Mini Monkey Light is much cooler than a card in your bike spokes

Mini Monkey Light is much cooler than a card in your bike spokes

Back when I was a kid, the only way to make your bike cooler was to put a bent card of some sort in the spokes so you could sound like a motorcycle. The Mini Monkey Light would have absolutely blown my 10-year-old mind back in the day had it been around. This is a device that attached to the spokes of your bike and when you ride, the light spins and makes some cool graphics.

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Blink Bike Helmet gives cyclists blinkers on their head

Blink Bike Helmet gives cyclists blinkers on their head

I happen to live off a larger highway that has wide shoulders on each side and is a straight shot for miles and miles. That means that during the warm summer months on any given night you will find huge packs of bicyclists shooting up and down the highway on the shoulders having fun. The problem is that early in their biking season it gets dark pretty early and since the road has no lights anywhere those folks can be hard to see.

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Bike Hanger concept lifts bikes into the sky

Bike Hanger concept lifts bikes into the sky

In many big cities around the world, one of the more common forms of travel for people that live too far to walk but don’t want to take public transportation is a bicycle. The catch is that once you get to your location there are only so many places that you can put your bike while you go inside to work. You also have to worry that someone might steal your ride home too.

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Michelin develops bicycle inner tubes that fix their own flats

Michelin develops bicycle inner tubes that fix their own flats

The highway that runs near my house is covered with people riding bikes on the weekends. The local cyclists ride in packs with 20 or more bikes in one group at times and each weekend I see more than a few of those guys on the side of the road, tools in-hand, fixing a flat bike tire. I can only imagine standing on the shoulder of a heavily trafficked highway with a 70mph speed limit has to be a bit nerve racking.

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