Presenting the Official Mega Man Bicycle. Just What The World Needed…

This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Mega Man (or Rockman) video game series in Japan. To mark this marvelous occasion, Japanese bicycle maker KhodaaBloom recently released a special bike on February 17th.  “What so special about this bike?” you may ask. Well, the bike in question is adorned by the color motif, the Japanese box art design and the 8-bit pixellated design of the … Continue reading Presenting the Official Mega Man Bicycle. Just What The World Needed…

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This Futuristic Bicycle from 1946 Looks Like It Was Designed This Week!

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Back in the year of our Lord Nineteen-Forty-Six (1946) at the “Britain Can Make It Better” exhibition, this Benjamin Bowden-designed bicycle, known simply as the Classic (and later the Spacelander), was presented for the first time as what a bike twenty years in the future would resemble.  Bowden’s first streamlined design for the bicycle had included a motor to give riders a little extra power when attempting to pedal uphill. This futuristic-style bike didn’t go into production in the United States until 1960, but the delayed production time of the Spacelander wasn’t the problem. Continue reading “This Futuristic Bicycle from 1946 Looks Like It Was Designed This Week!”

The Diavelo Zeitgeist is a stealthily-disguised Electric Bike; You Couldn’t Tell From Looking at it…

Electric bikes offer the best of both worlds: they provide an electric drive train for that much-needed boost AND retain pedal power for some human-powered propulsion and exercise. However, the major drawback to current e-bikes is their bulky appearance and extra weight from the onboard battery needed for powering the bike. But thanks to Diavelo, that could be a thing of the past… Continue reading “The Diavelo Zeitgeist is a stealthily-disguised Electric Bike; You Couldn’t Tell From Looking at it…”

The Faraday Porteur Electric Bicycle

Is this a sign of great technological advancement or proof that we humans are getting lazier and lazier?  Either way, the Faraday Porteur is aiming to become the “ultimate electric propelled utility bicycle.  The bike, built by and for cyclists, was nicknamed “the ultimate modern utility bicycle” by the Oregon Manifest bicycle design competition.  Just from looking at an image of it, you can tell that the Faraday Porteur is an elegantly designed bike, plus the designers claim that the bicycle is both comfortable and effortless to ride – whether you’re using the electric motor or not.  The project is up on Kickstarter, and they have far reached their $100,000 goal (raising 137,815 as of 7/30) before the end date of August 11th.   Continue reading “The Faraday Porteur Electric Bicycle”