Updating an Icon: The 2018 Ducati Monster 821

Taking inspiration from the 1993 model, a tweaked motorbike that's sure to impress

by Andrew Maness It’s been 25 years since Ducati launched the naked sport-bike segment with the M900, and since then they’ve moved 323,000 iterations of the Monster—making it the most popular bike in the history of the brand. It’s fitting then that the 2018 Monster 821 has received a number of upgrades, some borrowed from the top of the line Monster 1200 and some drawn …

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 …

Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Remarkable installations on display across London's nightclubs, churches, former prisons and more

In the crowded space of global design weeks, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week has a distinct advantage: not only is the area home to a huge number of architects and design businesses, making it a truly local celebration, it’s also blessed with interesting spaces to showcase the designs in. The installations and shows can be found in everything from a former prison to a church and …

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Bikes and Outdoors

For adventurers of all kinds—gear, accessories and more for all their exploits

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 can elevate an excursion to something truly memorable. With the proper equipment, hikers aren’t only safe, but they …

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 …