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 …

PIDO’s Mobile Community Garden

Designed by Beijing architecture firm People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO), there’s a new community farm that goes further—quite literally. PIDO’s mobile garden is built atop two bicycles, so the entire community can take care of it and also benefit from it. The structure is a triangular steel frame, and the tubes have holes for plants to live inside, and “a set of solar panels are …

Brilliant Bicycle Co’s “L Train” Commuter Bike

Ride over NYC bridges with ease on this minimal machine

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 Hurricane Sandy, there wassome concernto say the least. While alternatives to getting to and from the city ranging from the conceivable …

Test Riding the 2017 Clutch 2 on Utah’s Desert Trails

Diamondback's latest bike for women set against exquisite landscapes

Hurricanes don’t happen in the desert but an early settler in Utah was convinced there was one, thus naming the town of Hurricane after the fateful event. Hurricane is located in Washington County just outside of St George. It’s the last town one hits before driving up to the beautiful Gooseberry Mesa, which features some of the most scenic single track in the country with …