BMW i3

At the world debut, we dig into the design of the new all-electric car

Today was the international debut of the all-new BMW i3 electric car. We attended the event in NYC and spoke with the BMW Group‘s lead designer, Adrian van Hooydonk. The release and production of this new model opens an entirely new chapter of innovative design for BMW—and for urban electric vehicles across the board. Its striking appearance might be new to the BMW i sub-brand, …

Alfine Di2

Shimano introduces electronic shifting to city cycling

Originally developed to build on Shimano‘s top level component group Dura Ace, the Di2 electronic shifting system changed the roadie game with unmatched speed, accuracy and precision. Now with its third iteration, Di2 makes its debut for internal gearing systems by joining Alfine, Shimano’s premium-level component group for city cycling. The Alfine Di2 Shimano introduces a whole new way of thinking about how a commuter …