Competitive cyclists like to track their power output, and many use a power meter
in order to do so. Those meters mostly take the form of a device that's either added to or built into one crank arm, and they can cost anywhere from around US$1,000 to over $2,000. The Limits power meter, however, simply goes between the pedal and crank of any bike, and is planned to cost less than $400.
Of all the electric cargo cycles we've seen, including the Urban Arrow
, the Velove Armadillo promises the most pedal-assist cargo hauling capability. The four-wheeled platform supports a big, ol' cargo box or semi-trailer on the rear, making the typical two-wheel grocery getter look downright undersized. The pedaled quad is so cargo hungry, Velove believes it can replace the cargo van when transporting smaller loads over short distances.
As many bike riders will know, sustained cycling can end up being a pain in the neck – literally. Tilting your head down toward the ground can provide temporary relief from that pain, but then you're not able to see where you're going ... unless you're using a Pedi-Scope, that is.
Almost three years have passed since we originally reported on
the Faraday Porteur electric bicycle, and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, it has finally hit the market. The stylish e-bike is available in British Racing Green and Classic White, and will set you back US$3,500.
While a lot of people would like a simple no-frills bicycle for basic transportation, they also don't want a poorly-made piece of junk. That's where the Dutch designers of the Reframed bike are hoping their product will fill a niche. It's a single-speed bike with a frame made separate pieces of extruded aluminum, that the user puts together themselves.
Last year, architects Mihail Klenov and Martin Angelov introduced the world to their Halfbike
. Its quirkiness apparently struck a chord with a lot of people, as it was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Now, they're raising funds for the new-and-improved Halfbike II.
Bike helmets take up a lot of room in a bag, which is why we've already seen ones that can be folded like an accordion
, a taco
, or an armadillo
. Closca Design's Fuga, however, takes yet another approach – it telescopes down from the top.
Jaguar and Pinarello have struck up a properly productive partnership in the last few years – the two brands combined to create Pinarello's Tour de France
bike in 2014, while Jaguar modified its F-Type Coupe
to act as a support car for the Pinarello-backed Team Sky. The most recent collaboration between the two brands has led to the Pinarello Dogma K8-S, which has been engineered to provide Team Sky’s cyclists with a smooth ride across rough terrain.
Riding a stationary bicycle trainer can be boring, which is why Zwift
were created. Both systems feature first-person videos of computer-animated cycling routes, that the user interacts with as they're cycling on the accompanying trainer. Now, Spain's Bkool has entered the picture. It's much like the other systems, although along with offering thousands of pre-made videos of real-world roads, it's also able to render them from scratch as the cyclist is riding.
Volvo has long traded on its reputation for passenger safety, but it is also looking out for pedestrians
. In keeping with this, its newly announced Life Paint is aimed at making cyclists easier to see at night, by acting as an invisible reflective spray that glows under the glare of a car's headlights.