Tagged: Bicycle

CES 2017: LeEco debuts two Android-based smart bikes for cycling aficionados

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LeEco has debut two new smart bikes at the CES 2017 with new features and integrated Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is specifically tailored for cycling and can support some third party sensors as well. One of them is a mountain bike while other is a road bike. Both bikes are given 4-Inch touchscreen that can display turn-by-turn directions to the rider with a simplified menu. It has a compass, a barometer and a speedometer to keep track of journey’s data including speed, distance, covered etc. The cycles have 4 LTE Radio and rider can play music, both online and offline, talk to fellow cyclists via on-bard walkie-talkie and share rides or data with them. Read More…

Man builds 1,200 kg functional bicycle, aims for the world record for heaviest bike

Frank Dose world's heaviest bicycle What do you do when you visit a scrap yard; you probably pick the handiest of things to build a usable product. For Frank Dose from Rade, German, big is the new small. Using mammoth wheels from an industrial fertilizer spreader and with apple amount of scrap steel, sourced from all possible places including scrap yards, Dose has built a 2,072 pounds (940 kg) bicycle that he wants to ride into the record books as the world’s heaviest functional bike. Read More…

This electric folding bicycle is the future of urban commuting

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The Gi FlyBike has been in the making for almost two years now and finally it has got past the prototype stage and ready for production. The makers have put up the project on Kickstarter and in just 3 days it achieved the funding goal and looks good to accumulate a colossal amount. Looking to transform the way people commute in urban areas, this foldable electric bicycle crafted from ultra-lightweight aircraft aluminum is ideal for any situation.
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ShockStop is a bike accessory that smoothens your ride by 70%

ShockStop bike accessory

All of us have been riding bikes for ages now, and still one thing remains the same. The impact shocks that you get while riding rough terrain can result in body ache and discomfort if done for a very long time. The saddle does absorb majority of the impact coming from the rear wheel, but the shocks coming from the front wheel are transferred directly to the rider’s body. This leads to discomfort and pain, especially when you have to take on uneven terrain for long duration of time. Not only does it lead to chances of a chronic injury, but also force you as a rider to cut down on speed while riding.
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A-Bike Electric: World’s most compact and lightweight e-bike arrives later this year

A-Bike Electric

Electric bikes give you the freedom to commute around in cities with one less thing to worry, that being environmental impact. And if an electric bike is lightweight and folds into itself, there’s nothing better than that. Meet A-Bike Electric, an electric bike that is up on Kickstarter for funding and has already achieved its funding goal to materialize the idea.
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Lumos Bicycle Helmet with signal lights will keep you safe on the road

Lumos Bicycle helmet

Safety for cyclists on the road is important, since major percentage of road fatalities around the globe occur with bike riders. Commuting on busy city streets comes with its own set of dangers for bike riders, so it is wise to employ every possible safety measure, especially in the dark hours. Bottom line is, you need to be seen clearly on the road by other motorists to avert any accidents.

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Bone conductive headphones for cyclists to avoid road accidents

Safe + Sound bone conductive headphones

Driving on the road and listening to music can be a major decoy for the safety measures on road for two-wheeled drivers, especially bicycle riders who account for a major chunk of road accidents. So there’s got to be a logical solution to this problem as going on long drives on bicycle without music can be boring at most times. Gemma Roper, a graduate from the Royal College of Art believes that bone conduction technology is the answer to this simple yet bugging problem.
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Veloboo Gold: A gold-plated bicycle not for the ordinary rider

Veloboo Gold is a gold plated bicycle

Gold-plated bicycle made from bamboo frame

We have seen many gold-plated cars and gadgets in the past, but a gold-plated bicycle, now that is something unique. Veloboo Gold is a limited edition bicycle draped in gold from side to side and made from frame of bamboo which is a totally insane combination. The gold-plated bicycle carries a hefty price tag of 27 grands and is most definitely not for the ordinary. Frame of the bicycle is made surprisingly from bamboo colored in matte surface which has vibration soaking properties, as well as internal strength just like aluminum.
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Solar Bike: Engineer designs bike that charges itself through its wheels

Solar Bike by Jesper Frausig

Solar Bike by Jesper Frausig

Biking is already one of the most eco-friendly way of commuting to work. Now with electric bikes making their way into the market at a blistering speed, the life of a biker is getting better than before. Jesper Frausig, a Denmark-based solar-energy engineer have plans to further improve the life of bike riders. He has developed a solar-powered bike that charges itself through its wheels and doesn’t require energy from external power grid. Dubbed Solar Bike, the innovative and sustainable alternative to the electric bike is designed like a conventional bike and is easy to ride and maintain.
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Air-powered bike that’ll give you adrenalin rush (w/video)

air powered bicycle

Whenever we talk about harnessing natural energy resources, air is one potent resource that can be used very wisely. That is what Cory Little did by inventing an air-powered bicycle that can go a fair distance without much problem. Using compressed air and a special kind of motor, Cory has made an impressive piece of machinery with help from Josh Powell, his friend. As you can see from the video below, this air-powered bike pushes forward like a runaway train with sound that of a steam engine.

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