bikes
Mountain Biking Down an Abandoned Mine Shaft Is a Dimly Lit Descent Into Hell

There are lots of places to go off-road mountain biking if you’re looking for a cheap thrill (or the chance to break your neck). But one of the most dangerous has to be riding into an abandoned mine shaft. If your flashlight dies as you’re pedalling deep into the earth, you’re probably screwed. Read More >>

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Biking Through Portals Like This Would Be So Cool

There are many things in this world that need to be invented before this, and possibly more things that need to be fixed, but I think we all need to shift our priorities so we can focus on creating portals that we can jump through whenever the need arises. Read More >>

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Teleport All Over Tokyo on This Super Fun Bike Ride

There’s no crazier playground in the world than Tokyo, and there’s no better form of transportation than teleportation. So watching BMX rider Nigel Sylvester zap himself around all the wild, weird, and fun of Tokyo through clever video editing is a helluva trip. Read More >>

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Biking on a Very Thin Handrail on Top of a 650-Foot Tall Dam is Stupidly Scary

Okay, like, riding a bike on a handrail on top of a dam is very clearly not the smartest thing a person could do. But damn, the views are actually sort of amazing. Read More >>

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What It’s Like to Mountain Bike Through One of Mexico’s Most Treacherous Cities

You might have to dodge the occasional pedestrian or taxi driver who didn’t notice you next to their car. But even if you commute to work by bike in a big city, your ride will never be as thrilling as downhill urban mountain bike racing appears to be. Read More >>

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Listening to This Guy Narrate His Scary Ride Down a Narrow Ridge Is Hilarious

Claudio Caluori is a mountain biker who’s scared of heights. So it’s pretty much perfect watching him get forced down a wild course filled with narrow ridges, scary slopes, and insane jumps. Read More >>

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Fun Video Shows Bikers Popping Up Out of Nowhere and Doing Tricks in the Field

Bikers Martin Söderström and Dawid Godziek seriously just pop up out of nowhere as they bust crazy tricks out in this field. The expert editing hides their jumps, so they look superhuman because they’re getting so much air. Read More >>

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This Bike Lock Does Double Service as a Tail Light

Cyclists love to bitch about the unnecessary weight involved with carrying a quality u-lock, but those same riders also really hate having their bikes stolen. So if you could incorporate a red light into a bike lock, saving a little weight and adding functionality, that really wouldn’t be a bad thing. Read More >>

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TfL’s Using Green Laser Beams to Make London’s Boris Bikes Safer

London’s entire fleet of Boris bikes -- you know, those bulky, Santander-emblazoned two-wheelers that looked better in the Barclays colour scheme -- is to be fitted with green laser lights, in order to help keep riders safe on the streets. Created by Blaze, the special lights beam a green cyclist symbol onto the road six metres in front of riders, making cyclists visible to pedestrians and drivers. Read More >>

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This Light-Up Bike Jacket is Genuinely Smart

‘Smart’ is a word that gets thrown around a lot with technology. Slap a Bluetooth-connected Arduino board into a fridge, connect it to Twitter, and you might have the new iPhone on hand, or so the theory goes. So it’s with great reluctance that I admit this Bluetooth-connected light-up jacket looks like king of the mountain. Read More >>

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This Light-Up Bottle Does More Than Just Hold Water

If you’ve ever wanted to try being invisible, cycling on a busy road at night is a good start. Adding front and rear lights is obviously a good move, but for side-on visibility, things get a little more tricky. Italian cycling company Elite is trying to solve that with something surprisingly simple: a light-up water bottle. Read More >>

transport
Cyclists “Die-In” to Remember Killed Camberwell Crash Victim

In what is fast becoming ritual following London's disturbingly regular cycle deaths, campaigners last night held a "die-in" in Camberwell in memory of Esther Hartsilver, a physiotherapist who was hit by a Co-Op lorry on May 29th. Read More >>

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The Best Bike Gear a Normal Person Needs for Commuting

Cycling's on the up in the UK, no doubt about it. Kids have always relished the freedom that comes from being able to get quite far away from home for free and on an occasionally dangerous mode of transport that belongs entirely to them -- now adults are taking it seriously too, on the hunt for the best bike gear to show off their MAMIL physiques. Read More >>

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This £13k Carbon Fibre Bike Weighs a Ridiculous 5.8 Kilos

This ultralight bike costs as much as a small car. Not a surprise given Audi’s at the helm, but the bonkers price tag includes some design and tech that’s rather cool. Read More >>