Bike

Concept bike has handlebars that turn into a bike lock

Concept bike has handlebars that turn into a bike lock

We have seen quite a few concept devices for bikes around here over the years. One of the more recent ones was a helmet with blinkers to protect the rider. Today a concept bike surfaced that has a very cool way to lock it to a pole or other fixture to prevent someone from stealing it. The handlebars of the bike turn unto a bike lock.

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Swarm Elixir and Nectar open bottles and keep the seat on your bike in place

Swarm Elixir and Nectar open bottles and keep the seat on your bike in place

These are a couple of very odd products to me. The Swarm Elixir and Nectar are both clamps that are designed to hold the seat on your bike in place without having to worry it will slide while you ride. The little things are made from CNC machined 6061 aluminum with high strength and lightweight. They also come in five colors.

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Voltitude folding electric bike packs Swiss style [Video]

Voltitude folding electric bike packs Swiss style [Video]

We're big fans of folding bikes here at SlashGear, ever since reviewing Sinclair Research's seriously small A-Bike, but an electric boost to our feeble geeky legs is always welcome. Swiss firm Voltitude is promising just that, a compact bike that can fold and unfold in seconds and which uses a 9.5Ah Li-Poly battery good for up to 18 miles.

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StreetFlyer is perfect for those afraid of heights

StreetFlyer is perfect for those afraid of heights

I have always wanted to learn to fly. The thing that always keeps me from that is that even if I learned to fly, actually owning an airplane is well out of my pay grade. If you want to fly, but a plane is too expensive for you or if you are afraid of heights, the next best thing might be the StreetFlyer.

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Kyocera Solar Cycle Station Charges Your E-Bike

Kyocera Solar Cycle Station Charges Your E-Bike

While electric cars may get the most attention, there's other eco-friendly options out there, too. And, frankly, electric bikes are far more friendly to the environment than most electric vehicles. Unfortunately though, the charging stations that juice up the bikes tend to not be. But Kyocera is looking to change all that, thanks to their brand new Solar Cycle Stations, which the company officially announced late yesterday.

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BOND bike packs flamethrower, tank track & ejector seat [Video]

BOND bike packs flamethrower, tank track & ejector seat [Video]

We wouldn't normally talk about insurance companies here on SlashGear, but ilovemybike must've known they'd be appealing to geeks when they put together their BOND bicycle prototype.  According to ETA it's intended to answer the three main criticisms of urban bikers, hence there's a flamethrower in the handlebars for cars that get too close, caterpillar tracks at the back for dealing with potholes, and an ejector seat for disposing of bike thieves.

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Wallpaper limited edition bikes by Kinfolk and Coat break down for transport

Wallpaper limited edition bikes by Kinfolk and Coat break down for transport

We have seen all manner of interesting bike concepts over the months and a new one has surfaced today. The bike is from Wallpaper and is a limited edition bike that appears to be handmade. Folding bikes are cool and all, but they usually look strange.

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Crazy Spider bike concept made with aircraft building tech

Crazy Spider bike concept made with aircraft building tech

The Spider bike concept is designed by Zviad Tsikolia for Tsikolia Design R&D Ltd. The concept bike would be built using techniques form the aircraft manufacturing industry. Mostly that tech appears to be in the form of lots of square aluminum tubes.

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Volkswagen bik.e fits in the spare tire compartment of a car

Volkswagen bik.e fits in the spare tire compartment of a car

VW has unveiled its first ever 2-wheel design at the Auto China 2010 show. The electric bicycle sans pedals is dubbed the bik.e and is powered by batteries. Is it just me, or does this thing look like the design was based on the Kool-Aid man's smile?

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Carbon fiber electric bike uses frame instead of wires to conduct power

Carbon fiber electric bike uses frame instead of wires to conduct power

In some urban areas where there are lots of cars and people the fastest way to get around is often a bike or walking. In more spread out rural areas riding a bike to work can mean a trek of many miles. A cool new bike concept with a carbon fiber frame and electric power has turned up that makes getting where you need to go cool and green.

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