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For Bad-Ass Cyclists: Turbospoke Bicycle Exhaust System

Turbospoke

Cyclists are pretty bad-ass, considering the amount of pedaling they need to put in to get from one place to the other. An attachment of sorts that will add more bad-asserie to their bikes is the Turbospoke bicycle exhaust system. It was designed to look like a motorcycle exhaust and it even makes motor sounds as the cyclist pedals along.

Turbospoke’s set-up involves using waterproof cards that clap on the bike’s spokes every time the wheel turns. As a result, that distinct motor sound is produced, which is then amplified by the hollow exhaust tube.

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Self-Balancing Jyrobike Means No More Nasty Spills

Jyrobike

As someone who never really learned to ride a bike without training wheels (yeah, shame on me), the Jyrobike sounds like a godsend. It’s dubbed as the “world’s first self-balancing bike” that promises to stay upright, even when the one riding it has particularly poor coordination or balance. This is all possible thanks to a combination of smart design and gyroscopic technology that ensures that the bike remains steady even at low speed, which is integrated in a battery-powered control hub in the front wheel.

When the battery runs out, the bikes gravity-resisting feature fizzles out, and it rides just like a normal bike, so be careful if you haven’t gotten the hang of riding one without any help yet.

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Spokeless Sada Bike: Sleek, Portable, Foldable

Sada Bike

Bikes don’t get any more compact than these. This is the Sada Bike and it’s perhaps one of the most compact bikes you will ever see. This is possible because of how the bike is constructed in the first place. The wheels are essentially anchored using a small frame and clamp, so it’s easy to fold it into itself when you’re done pedaling for the moment or have reached your destination.

Another unusual feature are the wheels, which as you can see, are spokeless. This makes the whole thing more compact compared to other foldable bike systems.Continue Reading

The Johammer J1 is a 125-Mile Range Electric Bike

Johammer J1 -

You ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to electric bikes unless you’ve seen the Johammer J1. One thing that has discouraged a lot of people from going for electric motorcycles is the limited range, when compared to the gas-guzzling variety. You might argue that electric cars like the Tesla have great range for something that runs on electricity, but that’s because the fact that they’re cars means that they’ve got more space for batteries.

The Johammer J1 puts electric bikes back in the running though with its 125-mile range, which is way better than previous numbers. Its sleek and futuristic design and the fact that it looks pretty bad-ass is just icing on the cake.

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Halfbike is Essentially a Pedal-Powered Segway

Halfbike

 

Want to ride a bike without actually, well, riding one? Sounds impossible but that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do with the Halfbike. As the name implies, it’s an alternative mode of transportation that’s inspired by the bike–or at least, half of it. It’s basically a pedal-powered Segway of sorts that comes with a single brake and a handlebar that looks like a gigantic joystick.

It was created by Kolelinia, who explains: “Halfbike is great for commuting and transforms it from a monotonous task into a vibrant part of our everyday life. It is suitable for short distances and in conjunction with public transport could be taken on board for longer trips. Halfbike is compact enough for an elevator, light enough to carry it on stairs and fits into spaces too small for a normal bike.”

The winning point has to be the one about portability for me, although you might want to go for a regular bike or a car, even, if you’re going someplace far. The Halfbike is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $899 will get you one of your very own.

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Rungu Fat Trike is Perfect For Loose Terrain

Rungu fat-trike

Not all trikes are created equal. If you’re looking for a trike where you can get to places with least difficulty–at least, when you’re on loose terrain like sand–then the Rungu fat trikes might be what you’re looking for. Rungu was developed by a father-and-son team who experienced first-hand how difficult it can be to traverse on sandy paths on typical trikes, especially if you’re carrying something large or heavy, like a surfboard.

Two designs are available: the Juggernaut, which comes built with three fat 26 x 4.7-inch tires, and the Kilimanjarom which has the fat tire at the back and skinnier 29 x 2.5-inch tires in the front.Continue Reading

Cut Your Pie In Style: Fixie Bike Pizza Cutter

Fixie Pizza Cutter

If you never really learned how to ride a bike when you were a kid, then now’s your chance. Not ride as in, you know, on the road or anything, but ride as in with your fingers, on this Fixie Bike pizza cutter. Not only does it look like an awesome mini version of the actual Fixie, but it’s only meant to be “ridden” on top of a hot pizza pie, since it’s, you know, a pizza cutter and all.

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The Lotus C-01 is a Helluva Superbike

Lotus C-01 superbike

Lotus is known for their four-wheelers, but they’ll soon be known for something other than that with the unveiling of their first motorcycle, the C-01, by Kodewa Performance Motorcycles. Designed by Daniel Simon with support from the Holzer Group, the C-01 comes equipped with a powerful engine encased in an aesthetically-pleasing chassis. Specifically, it’s powered by a 1.2-liter twin V2 engine that can produce up to 200HP and is dressed up in a chassis built from titanium, carbon fiber, and aerospace-quality steel.

With a dry weight of 400lb, that’s a power-to-weight ratio of 0.5HP/lb or 0.83kW/kg. So not only is it one sexy bike, but it’s also mighty powerful, too.

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Air Purifier Bike: Ride a Bike, Clean the Air, Save the Planet

Air Purifying Bike

Cycling is the environmentally-friendly way to travel. It doesn’t require fuel, it doesn’t produce emissions that contribute to greenhouse gases, and it doesn’t require electricity (which is produced by burning coal.) Taking bicycles one step further is the team from Lightfog Creative and Design with the Air Purifier Bike.

Not only does it come with all the usual benefits of riding a bike, but it also comes with a built-in air purification system. It’s a neat idea, but the specifics that the team provided with regards to the system is mind-boggling, though.

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