Innovative Design Shines in the Tour de France

Currently in stage 16, this year’s Tour de France is a brilliant display of endurance, skill and innovative design. Aero and climbing bikes are crucial for standard and uphill stages, whereas time trial bikes are used to shave off seconds and on downhill legs. For a race that is often decided by no more than 1/100 of a second during each stage, and less than …

Amsterdam’s Raynsie High Performance Rain Gear

A full-body coverall that fights unsavory weather conditions with a positive spirit

Amsterdam is known for many things, but cyclists and rain (with a whopping 250 rainy days a year) can be found pretty high up on the notable list. Aware of the latter, and wanting to give back to the city, Amsterdam-based creative agency 72 and Sunny began to develop their first ever product: Raynsie. We’ve fallen for technical rainwear before, but Raynsie is different. It’s …

Commute in Style with Bandbox Bike Helmets

Designed by a bike safety expert, this headwear means protecting yourself without sacrificing aethestics

The struggle between choosing style or safety now has one potential solution: the Bandbox bike helmet. Not only is it smaller than the average helmet, the Bandbox is designed to be disguised by a variety of different hat covers. From sewing each hat by hand alongside her husband to developing four different harness color options to blend in with common hair colors, Bandbox founder Dr …