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Teague Denny is the future bike: electric assist, auto gearing, built-in lock and smart storage

Teague Denny is the future bike: electric assist, auto gearing, built-in lock and smart storage

By 31 July 2014

This could be the ultimate bicycle, if it were available now. Unfortunately it's an entrant for the Oregon Manifest design project. But it may still get built bringing with it electric drive, automatic gears, storage and built-in locking. On the front... >>

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen

By 29 May 2014

Bike theft is a bigger problem than ever, with more bikes on the roads as riders try to go green. While it might save money on travel it is costing people too much in thefts. Fear not technology, as ever, is here to save the day. We've collected up the... >>

GPS bikes, Twitter and stickers are catching criminals and, ultimately, preventing theft

GPS bikes, Twitter and stickers are catching criminals and, ultimately, preventing theft

By 29 May 2014

Bike theft is a huge problem worldwide but especially in San Francisco with a 70 per cent rise since 2006. That's why police there have started using technology to thwart crime – namely GPS bikes and Twitter. And it's working. San Francisco police have... >>

Qoros eBiqe Concept electric bicycle can hit 40mph with a 75 mile range

Qoros eBiqe Concept electric bicycle can hit 40mph with a 75 mile range

By 4 March 2014

Qoros has shown off a suitably futuristic electric bicycle at the Geneva Motor Show. The mountain bike styled machine, named eBiqe, uses a battery and motor, along with pedals, to achieve speeds of up to 40mph with a 75-mile range. This bike might be... >>

Sugru magnet kits let you stick anything anywhere instantly

Sugru magnet kits let you stick anything anywhere instantly

By 4 December 2013

Sugru is, essentially, posh putty that’s now being sold with magnets in a kit. But like Raspberry Pi, what you do with it is the important part. The team behind Sugru has been working on getting maximum strength in the most minimal design and the result... >>

The Polaris Sportsman WV850 ATV is tough, machine gun bullets can’t even stop it

The Polaris Sportsman WV850 ATV is tough, machine gun bullets can’t even stop it

By 20 November 2013

We don’t usually cover recreational vehicles. But this ATV is made from military smarts and we had to take a closer look at those revolutionary bullet-resistant tyres. The Polaris Sportsman WV850 in an all-terrain vehicle that comes with tyres that... >>

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

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... >>

A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

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... >>

BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike

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... >>

Mando Footloose foldable bike swaps chain for alternator

Mando Footloose foldable bike swaps chain for alternator

By 10 October 2012

The Mando Footloose claims to be the world’s first chainless hybrid electric bike, using your pedal power to generate electricity through the built-in alternator. Cyclists have the option of simply hopping on and letting the motor do the work – Mando... >>