Bicycles archive

  • Smart electric bike review
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    Smart electric bike review

    By 25 September 2013

    Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the...

  • Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs
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    Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs

    By 2 July 2013

    Factor Bikes has unveiled the Vis Vires, a road bike designed and built to incorporate the wireless technology required to give you all the data you need on the road. Factor Bikes turned to the ANT+ system for its sensors, meaning that it's compatible...

  • Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review
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    Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

    By 14 April 2013

    The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge...

  • A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on
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    A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2013

    The idea of a hybrid bike might seem slightly silly to the devout two-wheelers. For the most part, they take all the effort out of cycling, some replacing the need to pedal altogether. Why ride a bike then? Why not just purchase a scooter? The main reason...

  • Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more
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    Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

    By 2 April 2013

    The last time Pocket-lint saw Team GB's cycling team it was to talk about "hot pants" in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The leg-warming over-trousers - officially known as Adidas Adipower, to give them their full but ultimately less appealing...

  • BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike
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    BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike

    By 18 March 2013

    BMW has launched its own electric bike, the Cruise. Sporting a 250-watt electric motor, the bike can power you all the way up to 25km/h. The motor is designed more to assist you while riding rather than to power you along all by itself. The bike has four...

  • Best folding bikes
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    Best folding bikes

    By 6 November 2012

    The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the folding bike also does a grand job in homes with narrow hallways or inaccessible garages. Some of them...

  • Move over Bradley Wiggins, man riding tiny bike is new viral star (video)
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    Move over Bradley Wiggins, man riding tiny bike is new viral star (video)

    By 24 August 2012

    It's only a week or so since the London 2012 Olympic Games and the sportsmen and women we revered in such lofty fashion are yesterday's news. They've moved on, and we're looking for new idols. It's a fickle business. Bradley Wiggins may be about to compete...

  • Charge your iPhone with your bicycle thanks to EcoXpower
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    Charge your iPhone with your bicycle thanks to EcoXpower

    By 23 August 2012

    Attach EcoGear’s EcoXpower contraption to your bike and not only will your pedal power keep the LED front light and rear light lit, you’ll also be able to charge your phone at the same time. The pedal-powered headlight and smart phone charger is compatible...

  • Team GB cycling 'hot pants' hope to power World Records, and Gold
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    Team GB cycling 'hot pants' hope to power World Records, and Gold

    By 2 August 2012

    After Mark Cavendish failed to place on the podium at the men's Olympic road race, the UK let out a sigh of disappointment. But there are plenty of other cycling events that Team GB will undertake, away from the road on the velodrome track. And Adidas,...

  • The kit Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with
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    The kit Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France with

    By 23 July 2012

    So, Wiggins did it, becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France in its 109-year history. Taking victory at the Champs Elysee after a gruelling 2000-mile trip, Wiggins is the man of the hour. He didn't exactly manage it on a ten quid bike from...

  • Google Maps introduces safe cycle routes, but some disagree
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    Google Maps introduces safe cycle routes, but some disagree

    By 11 July 2012

    Google Maps can now advise cyclists on the safest routes to take on their journeys, after joining forces with Sustrans, a charity that specialises in safe travel. Cyclists will be able to plan bike-friendly trips – factoring in bike lanes and avoiding...

  • Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C pictures and hands-on
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    Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C pictures and hands-on

    By 18 June 2012

    People are intrigued by folding bikes, as you'll soon discover when you hit the streets with the Pacific Cycles iF Urban 700C. People will stop and stare; they'll gawp at you folding what looks like a normal bike in half. The biggest draw is that this...

  • Mio Cyclo satnav devices adds variety with 'Surprise Me' bike routes
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    Mio Cyclo satnav devices adds variety with 'Surprise Me' bike routes

    By 21 May 2012

    Navigation expert Mio has launched two new Mio Cyclo devices, aiming to keep riders informed both of their performance and their whereabouts. The Mio Cyclo 300 and Mio Cyclo 305 HC will help cyclists find their way from A to B with the most direct route,...

  • DeLorean goes back to basics rather than the future with bicycle
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    DeLorean goes back to basics rather than the future with bicycle

    By 21 May 2012

    It may forever be associated with Back to the Future, but that hasn’t stopped DeLorean turning its attention away from time-travelling cars to good old-fashioned bicycles. The road bike has been constructed from Italian-made Columbus XCR stainless steel...

  • Audi set to unveil its Wörthersee e-bike - a push bike motorcycle hybrid
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    Audi set to unveil its Wörthersee e-bike - a push bike motorcycle hybrid

    By 14 May 2012

    A bike that can be used either as a regular push bike or has an electric-powered motorbike is about to be revealed by Audi.  The German manufacturer will officially unveil the prototype Wörthersee e-bike with a stunt and street bike demonstration next...

  • Pocket-lint goes cycling with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff
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    Pocket-lint goes cycling with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff

    By 25 April 2012

    Cycling is going through a bit of a return to form at the moment. Everyone from the hipster to the slightly overweight 40-year-old is getting involved. Forget the days of men in Lycra and legs like matchsticks, cycling has well and truly hit the big time. ...

  • Best bikes for the sunny weather
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    Best bikes for the sunny weather

    By 27 March 2012

    Queen once famously said “I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.” Every morning this song plays on loop in our heads as we stare out of the window looking at what appears to be one of the earliest summers we have ever had. As irritating as this...

  • Best cycling to work gear and gadgets
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    Best cycling to work gear and gadgets

    By 27 March 2012

    The sun is out, the clouds packed off on holiday for a few days and suddenly the UK is transformed from polar ice cap to that lush green and pleasant land that we all remember from last year. Long may it last. One of the best ways to enjoy the weather...

  • Agence 360 to start production on Overade foldable bike helmet
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    Agence 360 to start production on Overade foldable bike helmet

    By 3 February 2012

    French design studio Agence 360 is about to put its foldable urban bike helmet, Overade, into commercial production this year. A prototype was first made in 2010, by designer Patrick Jouffret in collaboration with engineer Philippe Arrouart, and the...

  • Pacific Cycles iF Mode and iF Urban 700 full-size folding bikes hit UK for first time
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    Pacific Cycles iF Mode and iF Urban 700 full-size folding bikes hit UK for first time

    By 23 January 2012

    Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Pacific Cycles is bringing its full-size folding bikes to these shores for the very first time, after opening a new European office in London. For all intents and purposes, the iF Mode and iF Urban 700 bikes look like their...

  • Biomega Copenhagen pictures and hands-on
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    Biomega Copenhagen pictures and hands-on

    By 28 December 2011

    Biomega offers bikes with a difference. They aren't the normal run-of-mill bicycles assembled to offer you the cheapest ride around. Instead they see the humble bike with loftier aims: it's a piece of luxury design and we have to say the attention to...

  • Garmin Edge 800 review
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    Garmin Edge 800 review

    By 6 September 2011

    Garmin has a serious cycling pedigree, its team Garmin-Cervelo being one of the best in this years Tour De France. The company has a range of dedicated bike mountable satnavs designed to get you from A to B when out on two wheels.  The more you pay,...

  • Halfords joins the kool klub with pair of SE fixie bikes
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    Halfords joins the kool klub with pair of SE fixie bikes

    By 22 July 2011

    For those unaware of exactly what a fixie is, it is a gear-less bicycle that only the coolest of the cool use to dart about the trendy areas of any cosmopolitan city.  The fixie works by transferring power from pedals to rear wheel like any conventional...

  • Garmin Edge 800 cycles into view
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    Garmin Edge 800 cycles into view

    By 26 August 2010

    Garmin has unveiled its latest cycling computer - the Garmin Edge 800. The Edge 800 takes the design elements of the Edge 500, but adds a 2.6-inch colour touchscreen into the equation. Using the free Garmin BaseCamp software you are able to create, preview...