Reflective bike uses cat’s eyes technology to save lives
Cycling in the city can be a dangerous business, regardless of the experience levels of the rider. We recently wrote about Fly6, which has turned rear bike lights into cameras to deter motorists from making bad judgments, and now Lumen is the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective bicycle, offering greater safety at night through a coating that lights up in car headlights. READ MORE…

Reflective bike uses cat’s eyes technology to save lives

Cycling in the city can be a dangerous business, regardless of the experience levels of the rider. We recently wrote about Fly6, which has turned rear bike lights into cameras to deter motorists from making bad judgments, and now Lumen is the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective bicycle, offering greater safety at night through a coating that lights up in car headlights. READ MORE…

Puncture? New York bike repair stations offer 24-hour help
Almost all cyclists know the pain of experiencing a puncture on the road without the equipment needed to fix it. While Minnesotans enjoyed the roving GPS Tune-Up Bike — which assisted riders with tools and advice last summer — Bikestock is a more permanent solution, offering bike repair vending machines and public equipment in New York. READ MORE…

Puncture? New York bike repair stations offer 24-hour help

Almost all cyclists know the pain of experiencing a puncture on the road without the equipment needed to fix it. While Minnesotans enjoyed the roving GPS Tune-Up Bike — which assisted riders with tools and advice last summer — Bikestock is a more permanent solution, offering bike repair vending machines and public equipment in New York. READ MORE…

Bike-to-work suit keeps commuters stylish and sweat-free
While some commuters may actively enjoy the morning routine of donning their cycling gear and changing once at the office, others find it time consuming and feel uncomfortable in cleats and lycra. Helping bike riders to maintain a sense of style while they cycle, Parker Dusseau has created a smart men’s suit that offers features typically found in sportswear. READ MORE…

Bike-to-work suit keeps commuters stylish and sweat-free

While some commuters may actively enjoy the morning routine of donning their cycling gear and changing once at the office, others find it time consuming and feel uncomfortable in cleats and lycra. Helping bike riders to maintain a sense of style while they cycle, Parker Dusseau has created a smart men’s suit that offers features typically found in sportswear. READ MORE…

Bike wheel stores pedal power to provide energy boosts for tough inclines
We’ve already seen battery-powered attachments that provide electric power to regular pushbikes thanks to innovations such as the UK’s Rubbee. Now researchers at MIT have created the Copenhagen Wheel, which fits onto any bike and captures energy from the rider’s cycling, offering a power boost when they need it for harder inclines later on. READ MORE…

Bike wheel stores pedal power to provide energy boosts for tough inclines

We’ve already seen battery-powered attachments that provide electric power to regular pushbikes thanks to innovations such as the UK’s Rubbee. Now researchers at MIT have created the Copenhagen Wheel, which fits onto any bike and captures energy from the rider’s cycling, offering a power boost when they need it for harder inclines later on. READ MORE…

Pop-up cycle lanes add safer bike routes to any road
Although painted bicycle lanes are meant to be designated safe areas for cyclists, they can often be full of potholes and ignored by motorists. Hoping to change this, Copenhagenize Flow is a system of modular tiles that enables bike riders to establish a flat cycle lane surface anywhere, on the fly. READ MORE…

Pop-up cycle lanes add safer bike routes to any road

Although painted bicycle lanes are meant to be designated safe areas for cyclists, they can often be full of potholes and ignored by motorists. Hoping to change this, Copenhagenize Flow is a system of modular tiles that enables bike riders to establish a flat cycle lane surface anywhere, on the fly. READ MORE…

Bike Butler equips hotel guests with local cycling knowledge
Not all hotels cater for tourists who want to travel in an eco-friendly way, although we have previously seen venues such as The Charles Hotel in Massachusetts offer free cycle classes. Now the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver is launching a Bike Butler service, giving cyclists help in exploring the local surroundings. READ MORE…

Bike Butler equips hotel guests with local cycling knowledge

Not all hotels cater for tourists who want to travel in an eco-friendly way, although we have previously seen venues such as The Charles Hotel in Massachusetts offer free cycle classes. Now the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver is launching a Bike Butler service, giving cyclists help in exploring the local surroundings. READ MORE…

Key-less bike lock lets riders hand access to friends
This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
We’ve seen numerous updates to the bicycle that use smart technology to make them more secure and practical — take the Helios handlebars, which enable users to track performance, for example. Now Lock8 is another bike accessory that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter — offering keyless unlocking, location tracking and access sharing. READ MORE…

Key-less bike lock lets riders hand access to friends

This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

We’ve seen numerous updates to the bicycle that use smart technology to make them more secure and practical — take the Helios handlebars, which enable users to track performance, for example. Now Lock8 is another bike accessory that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter — offering keyless unlocking, location tracking and access sharing. READ MORE…

Invisible bike helmet is now available to buy
Helmets are enough of a hassle that some cyclists refuse to wear them, and encouraging them to do so is tricky. We’ve already seen Netherlands-based EGG make the devices more customizable in an effort to get kids wearing them, but now the team behind the Hövding — a wearable airbag for cyclists, packed away while riding and activated in the event of a crash — has just announced that the innovation is available to buy. READ MORE…

Invisible bike helmet is now available to buy

Helmets are enough of a hassle that some cyclists refuse to wear them, and encouraging them to do so is tricky. We’ve already seen Netherlands-based EGG make the devices more customizable in an effort to get kids wearing them, but now the team behind the Hövding — a wearable airbag for cyclists, packed away while riding and activated in the event of a crash — has just announced that the innovation is available to buy. READ MORE…

Revolutionary bike lock system protects its parts from theft
Getting a bike stolen is always a dispiriting affair, but what can be most frustrating is to return to a locked bike to find that the saddle, back wheel or expensive derailleur has been pinched. Germany’s Sphyke C3N system offers a way to lock the individual components of a bike for extra security. READ MORE…

Revolutionary bike lock system protects its parts from theft

Getting a bike stolen is always a dispiriting affair, but what can be most frustrating is to return to a locked bike to find that the saddle, back wheel or expensive derailleur has been pinched. Germany’s Sphyke C3N system offers a way to lock the individual components of a bike for extra security. READ MORE…