Concept Bicycle Helmet That Tucks Into A Water Bottle

No doubt, it is a cool concept. Make a bicycle helmet sans a hard-surface shell that can fold into the palm of your hand and tuck neatly into a tube the size of a bicycle water bottle. Make it so small that it could easily be mistaken for a baseball hat (with a three-point retention strap). Finally, make this helmet meet or exceed the U.S. CPSC and EU EN-1078 cycling safety standards. Park & Diamond, a company that has never made a bicycle helmet or any other product, claims they…

BMW SHOWS THE BIKE COMPANIES HOW TO OUTFIT AN ELECTRIC BIKE FOR THE PEOPLE

October 7, 1016 – BMW’s limited-edition Cruise e-Bike appears to be a wake-up call to struggling e-Bike companies. The $3,900 Limited Edition Cruise e-Bike comes in Protonic Dark Silver, with the same paint scheme used by the BMW i8 with the same name. Good looks aside, what makes the Cruise so inviting is its ergonomics. The Cruise offers an upright riding position, Continental Cruise Contact tires (smooth tread pattern and a wider profile than conventional road bikes), a suspension fork, Shimano brakes (you’d think BMW would use Magura?) and a…

PIVOT MACH 429 CARBON LONG-TERM MEDITATION

  Back in my good old Mountain Bike Action days, three riders (and sometimes only two) tested over 50 bikes a year. As soon as I’d cozy up to a bike, it was time to send it back. So leaving the magazine gave me the first opportunity in 20 years to perform an honest-to-God, long-term bike review. I have logged more miles and hours on this Pivot Mach 429 Carbon than any bike since my 1993 GT Xizang. If the glove fits I picked up this slightly used Pivot Mach…