Rapha + Liberty of London Patterned Cycling Gear

The sportswear favorite collaborates with the iconic British department store on women's apparel and more

Today cycling experts Rapha unveiled their collection designed with iconic and historic British store, Liberty of London—the first part of a two-season collaboration. Famous for floral and graphic prints, Liberty might not seem like the most likely partner for Rapha, but the technically-minded gear works nicely with their softer patterning—as the brand chose a minimal print from the ’30s when trawling through Liberty’s archive of …

Thousand Bike Helmets

A stylish new design inspired by vintage motorcycle helmets so casual riders can bike simply and safely

Not everybody wants to wear a sleek, webbed bike helmet like pro riders. For many, that sporty design doesn’t match their brand of everyday biking: running errands, grabbing groceries or cruising around the neighborhood. Gloria Hwang aims to overcome some of the less than convenient aspects of bike safety with Thousand—a new range of retro-inspired helmets that launches today on Kickstarter. Hwang has early memories …

Meet Sombra, the Lampshade for Bike Lights

Improve all-around visibility by diffusing high-powered rear lights

Visibility on the bike is an essential part of staying safe on the road. Recent years have seen innovations in both apparel and lights that make being seen easier. While the lumen output has increased, many bike tail light designs still funnel beams entirely out in one direction. While incredibly strong, visibility is disproportionately limited to directly behind the bike. The carefully designed Sombra diffuses …