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Specialized's New Super-Fast S-Works Venge Bike
Humankind and the bicycle have long had a symbiotic relationship. As Olympic cyclist John Howard once said, "The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine." Part-human and part-machine, the two must synch into perfect harmony—and, as...
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Maison & Objet 2018: Products for City Commuters
With some 54% of the world's population living in cities (a percentage that continues to increase), it's no surprise that we found a lot of products for commuters—specifically cyclists—at this year's Maison & Objet. From headphone cleaning kits to...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Bikes and Outdoors
Many of us love to be outdoors and many others oftentimes need a reminder of the great joys nature and outside activities can provide. Hopping on a bike can be a liberating experience, be that in a city or down a country road. Tents and camping gear...
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L Train Bike
Created with April of 2019 in mind (when NYC's L Train is set to shut down), Brilliant Bicycle Co's L Train Bicycle is a sturdy and sleek daily commuter. Bumps are smoothly absorbed and at high speeds it handles confidently. Perhaps most importantly...
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Winter Embrocation
Offering up to six hours of protection, Rapha's Winter Embrocation warming body balm is made up of three organic, warming ingredients: winter green, capsicum, and vanilla. Along with those ingredients, there are essential oils, shea butter, vitamin...
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S1-A Camouflage Riding Jersey
Initially a limited edition piece, Search and State's S1-A riding jersey has just been released again—but in a deeper camo colorway than before. This three-pocket cycling jersey, featuring a compartmentalized back pocket, is soft and comfortable to...
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Attaquer's New Cycling Kit
by Max Summer Road-cycling kits used to be eye-catching for all the wrong reasons: badly designed, strewn with oddly-matched logos or just ill-fitting. The response, in the 2000s, was a return to the simple, classic aesthetic of the sport in...
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Brilliant Bicycle Co's "L Train" Commuter Bike
Roughly a quarter of a million people ride the L train from Brooklyn into Manhattan every day. So when the MTA announced that service into Manhattan by train would be suspended for 15 months beginning in April of 2019 to fix tunnels damaged by...
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Kids' Balance Bike
For little ones just learning to ride, this bike is pedal-free—encouraging kids to figure out the balance of a two-wheeler before attempting the real thing. Made for children around the age of three and up, the Balance Bike comes almost completely...
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S1-A Junmai Jersey
NYC-based Search and State's S1-A is now available in a Junmai print: beige and white flowers on navy blue; floral, but not frou frou. Intended for women, this classic riding jersey design sports short sleeves, three pockets and a zip collar. The fabric...
TRAVEL
Photo Essay: Cycling Through Cuba
by Daniel Golden Cycling across Cuba is an incredible and worthwhile adventure, but is a trip that requires good planning and the understanding that the countryside is still undeveloped and resources are quite scarce. It's a beautiful place with...
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Thousand's 1970s-Style Gloves
When Thousand founder Gloria Hwang lived in Austin, she would frequent the FrankenBike swap-meet to find parts for the vintage bikes she was building. There she met a guy that the cycling enthusiasts fondly called "new old stock guy," who sold...
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Moutain Biking Gear for Women, Buttermilk Apparel
The need for better women-specific mountain biking clothing has long been evident, since the "shrink and pink" concept doesn’t cut it with lady shredders. Although there are more and more options appearing daily, these tend to be polarized with...
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DCA Design's Optic Augmented Reality Cyclist Helmet
Snap judgments play a heavy role in the world of cycling. And now, Warwickshire, UK—based agency DCA Design has a proposal to give cyclists even more necessary information to make decisions quickly and safely. Their proposal for Optic, the winner of...
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Qliplet Carabiner
A new, more functional take on the traditional carabiner, Qliplet features a rotating, folding hook that can hang onto just about anything—leaving your hands free for climbing and carrying. Made from super-strong but lightweight aircraft grade aluminum...
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A Multifunctional, Blue-Stained Wooden Bike Rack
ICYMI: a pine beetle epidemic has attacked more than 44 million acres of pine trees in British Columbia over the past 15 years—with warmer temperatures aiding the population to grow and spread far beyond its typical reach. Not only do the beetles...
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Airnet MIPS Bike Helmet
A well-ventilated helmet makes all the difference between enjoying vs cursing your summer commute and weekend bike rides. Specialized's new Airnet helmet has large vents to efficiently keep temperatures down, with comfortable merino wool pads that...
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Lithium Cycles' Super 73
Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California's Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand's product claims...
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Lift Bike Storage Hook
Launching today on Kickstarter, Ippinka's Lift hook can hold more than just your bags and winter coats. Made to securely hold up your bike, Lift is super-strong (made to hold 50lbs) but still sleek enough to prevent a clunky, ugly wall mess. Made with...
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Femto Bike Light
Heritage cycling brand Brooks England is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, one of their most recent designs, the Femto light, is their nicest yet. Easy to attach to and remove from your bike's frame, handlebars or seat post, the light is secured...
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Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
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Boncho Bike Poncho
After years of braving the rain with nothing but waterproof jackets—leaving legs completely exposed—cyclists finally have a viable way to repel raindrops while on the move. The Boncho (which first launched on Kickstarter) is a poncho designed especially...
TECH
A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes
Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer's unique analog face informs of the four most relevant...
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Hellga: The World's First Women-Specific Fat Bike
For riding through snow fields, mountains, the beach and just about any other place your adventuring might occur, the Hellga from Specialized is the world's first women-specific fat bike. The bike has a muscular, stocky build—a shorter reach, stack...
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