The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. » 3/18/15 6:42pm 3/18/15 6:42pm

New LED Bike Light Will Be Like Biking In A 1980s SciFi Movie

Glowing grids are visual shorthand for a certain kind of techno-future we all want to live in, wearing silver jumpsuits and popping pizzas-in-pills before heading out to the orbital pleasure sphere. But glowing grids are also really useful for seeing road imperfections, which is why the Lumigrid bike light exists. » 5/24/13 12:01pm 5/24/13 12:01pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Bauer Vintage City Cycle

Along with a multitude of oddball oil burning two and a half box hood-scoop equipped hatchbacks in Frankfurt are more bicycles than you can shake a fist at. Most are set up for city trawling, some complete with mini trailer balls for what we assume are human pulled trailers. This vintage Bauer caught out eye first day… » 9/10/07 11:30am 9/10/07 11:30am

Go, Go, Mister Show! Group Wants to Shut Down Chicago Auto Show

Guess we'd better make other plans for this week, lest we run afoul of one pro-bicycle group that aims to shut down the Chicago auto show. The group, AutoShowShutdown.org recently launched a web parody of the Chicago show's site, on which they provided counterpoint to the show site's content. The group even rebuffed… » 2/05/07 10:49am 2/05/07 10:49am

Fake Hoon of the Day: Bicyclist v. Cops

Carscoop brings us this clip, indicating what happens when steroid rage meets law enforcement. A bicyclist on an interstate highway outruns police in a typical chase video shot from a helicopter. Undoubtably a viral video with some arcane commercial purpose, this one's clever enough to pass along. Aaaa, choo! » 10/09/06 8:30am 10/09/06 8:30am

Opel Antara Flexes That Ass: Saturn's New Vue-To-Be Sports Techie Bike Rack Goodness

We guess the euro boys n' girls are big fans of biking. All we know is we can rarely get our asses out from behind the laptop long enough to even ride a bike, much less require a rack to carry them. Nonetheless, we're sure there's a decent sized chunk of the population — both in Euro-land and here in the good old US… » 10/05/06 4:14pm 10/05/06 4:14pm

Get On Your Recumbent Bike and Ride: Canadian Designer to Attempt 24-Hour Record

Considering we spend most waking hours thinking about vehicles with motors, though we do travel by bike on occasion, we never considered how far we could bike in 24 hours. If we had to guess, it'd be in the mid-double-digit range (after a substantial break-in period, of course). One tech entrepreneur and triathlete,… » 7/11/06 11:29am 7/11/06 11:29am

Hey Naked Bike Riders, Can't We All Just Get Along?

We've always been good to cyclists — we've only a hit a few over the years. We feel the two aren't mutually exclusive and that bikes and cars can, like Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony. Some of our best friends work with bicycles, so we can't be all that bad. So then why do the nudists want to rain… » 6/11/06 1:35pm 6/11/06 1:35pm