The double-decker is back. Scrapped by Ken Livingston in 2005 – he also ordered articulated ( locals call it a “bendy” ) buses in 2002 but it seems no Londoner likes them. above: co-winner foster/ aston martin design above: co-winner capoco design ( the bulgemaster ) above: héctor serrano, miñarro garcía andjavier esteban’s otherwise sensible […]
Wooden frame. Carbon fork and wheels. Truvativ crank, stem, and handlebars. These bicycles are from Freiburg in the Black Forest, Germany’s so-called “green city.” Designer, Marcus Wallenberg Meyer, 32, built his award winning prototype in 2006. The prototype, the wild-Bike 2007, won the Brand New Award at ISPO, greatest sporting show in the world. Now in production, the striking limited edition bikes aren’t cheap. 11,000 – 15,000 euros ( $14,000 – $19,000 USD ), depending on the equipment.
New York design brand Areaware have launched Moof, an aluminium bicycle by Dutch designer Sjoerd Smit that features built-in solar-powered lights. Designed in Amsterdam, MOOF’s unique aluminum construction houses two solar powered lamps – one to light the way and the other to make you visible from behind. This single speed sleek and smooth urban […]
The Caparo T1 was in the press back in 2006. But now it is now production ready. It’s as close as you’ll ever get to a genuine race car for the road. It’s been designed by a bunch of former McLaren Formula One engineers, and concedes only as much to practicality as is strictly necessary […]
French firm MDI used the Geneva Motor Show to display a bubble-shaped three-wheeler that runs on air that it plans to roll out in 2009. Drivers can recharge the air supply in eight hours by plugging the car into an electrical outlet or by going to an “air station” a process that takes two minutes. […]
Mission Motors builds the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle, Mission One. Top speed is 150 MPH and an estimated range of 150 miles. Designed for Mission Motors, the bike was unveiled at the TED 2009 conference at Long Beach, California, today. The announcement formally debuts Mission Motors, a San Francisco-based company geared to redefine the […]
Beautiful handcrafted kayaks. Specifications: LOA: 17.5 feet Beam: 41 inches Draft: 6 inches w/dagger board up Weight: 100 pounds standard Sail area: 27 square feet Seats: 2 Producer: Caillou Retailer: Clearly First — Louis Boston — 20ltd
From Italian designers Fabio Bortoolani and Ermanno Richi of Doveusai. An incredibly mod fixie known as the Plus Bike that incorporates internal light projectors into the oversized top tube. Designer: fabio bortoolani and ermanno richi Producer: dovetusai Retailer: dovetusai
ThisWay bike concept. Description: A comfortable pedal powered bicycle with weather protection. Emphasis is made on automotive qualities in the design, to attract non-previous cyclists used to cars and motorcycles. Another selling point to attract more people riding a bike (particularly here in Europe) is weather protection – ThisWay has a roof. Built in composite […]
Shimano, a company that’s been at the forefront of the cycling-component industry for decades, has got a new product. It’s an electronic shifting system that forgoes mechanical cable for electronic impulses and servomotors.