Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Sportsball

Whether in your own backyard, on the road or the slopes, some of our favorite gifts for active people

As constant consumers (and creators) of the internet, we cannot emphasize enough the value of time spent outdoors. Surfing, skating and cycling have long been important to COOL HUNTING, but the unprecedented splendor of early-morning hikes, staring at the stars by night or walking through a tantalizing new city only hint at the uncountable ways to enjoy time outside. That’s what our Sportsball Gift Guide is for: …

Specialized’s New Super-Fast S-Works Venge Bike

Aerodynamics, handling and the ideal weight create a trifecta for riders

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 humans change, so does bike design. The most recent evidence of all this is Specialized’s new Venge. Super-fast, it has been designed partly by a supercomputer …

The World’s Largest Bicycle Parking Garage

Snagging the title from Tokyo’s Kasai underground station, the Central Train Station in Utrecht, the Netherlands will now house the world’s largest bicycle parking garage. It launches with 6,000 spots but will expand to 12,500 by next year. As PSFK points out for context, that’s enough room to house every single NYC Citibike and still have room for 2,500 more bikes. The 56,000-square-foot underground will …