This yr we noticed loads of bicycle and bike-accessory information, from loopy ideas to sensible modifications. Our favorites are those which might be each loopy and sensible, just like the Cercle Bicycle, a thesis undertaking by Industrial Design scholar Berhard Sobotta.
Most likely not as sensible, however actually eye-catching, is designer Stephan Henrich’s “infinity”-wheeled bicycle idea.
Additionally not sensible, however we simply needed to watch it: This maniac changed his bicycle wheels with sawmill blades, for frozen lake using.
Talking of metallic wheels, a startup is rolling out METL bicycle tires made out of form reminiscence alloy. They’ve licensed the tech out to NASA for his or her Mars Rover tires.
Similar man who made the sawmill blade wheels additionally made these DIY airless bicycle tires out of PVC.
From Germany comes the Convercycle, a bicycle that transforms to cargo bike size.
In case you’ve already acquired a cargo bike, CargoDrive enables you to substitute your bike’s entrance wheel for e-bike cargo capability.
If you wish to haul cargo with an everyday bike, take a look at the Ein, a “weightless” bike trailer that makes use of electrical motor to cancel out its personal weight.
The Trailerduck would possibly do the Ein one higher. It is a self-powered, auto-following bike trailer that may haul 600 kilos.
Bicycle as workbench? That is simply one of many configurations of the Cake Ösa, a utility e-bike.
Gocycle’s G4 fast-folding e-bike drew loads of eyeballs this yr.
Biking in chilly climate? Polar Plugs are heated handlebar inserts.
In case you’re searching for a extra comfy grip, a startup referred to as Personomic says their custom-fit silicone bike grips provide higher assist and fewer ache.
And talking of much less ache, this firm in New Zealand gives extra comfy handlebars made out of shock-absorbing bamboo.
If it is a extra comfy saddle you are looking for, Specialised says their S-Works Romin EVO saddle, which is made out of a carbon-fiber shell and a 3D-printed rubber-like polymer, is designed to compress in all the precise locations.
In “A Product Designer vs. a Graphic Designer’s Strategy to a Bike Security System,” we felt the graphic designer had the higher answer.
“The neon-colored $2 bike security trick.” –Annalisa van den Bergh
We ran a “Yea or Nay?” on this bike flip sign that prompts whenever you look to the aspect.
A startup referred to as Oonee says they will finish bike theft by offering free storage pods in public areas.
We took a have a look at the world’s longest indoor mountain bike path.
Through the pandemic, we have been fascinated to study that for security, youngsters in Barcelona bike to high school in large mobs referred to as a “bike bus.”
And for the other of security, we additionally stumbled throughout these grown males downhill racing on tiny youngsters’s bicycles.