Three European cycling associations have produced a joint forecast for bike sales over then next decade, predicting a unit sales growth of 47% for a total of 30 million bikes a year. More than double the number of passenger cars registered each year in the EU. This represents an additional 10 million bikes sold each […]
Help to design the next folding e-bike! Does this sound exciting? Then you are the person we are looking for.
This funding will help our team of design and manufacturing experts to create a series of mock-ups and working bikes. At the same time, we will be working with a wide range of potential users to ensure the bike will be a desirable and practical form of transport in many situations.
The folding, all-terrain, e-bike has already reached its funding goal The SDREAM is an unusual concept. It’s got small, fat wheels, an electric motor, a smart security system, and it folds! It seems to be targeted at fun urban mobility, rather than serious mountain biking. The idea of making urban mobility fun and cool is […]
Folding and compact e-bikes available to order now GM has just released two really exciting e-bikes, aimed at urban mobility. The Meld (2,800 €) is a compact e-bike and the Merge (3,400 €) is a folding e-bike. They are currently only available to order in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, from www.BikeExchange.com. The electric drives […]
Green Wave: A series of traffic lights timed so they’re all green for traffic travelling at the expected speed. Green waves are an established concept in traffic planning. A series of traffic lights is timed so that once a vehicle passes the first light, if it’s travelling at the expected speed, then all the subsequent […]
A survey carried out by YouGov has found cycling to be the least popular form of transport in the UK. Paradoxically, walking is the most popular form of transport. 1737 adults were interviewed in the study. Respondents were asked whether they had a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable view of each […]
The S-Works Evade helmet has ANGi to call for help if a crash is detected ANGi is a system that detects a crash and sends an alert message if you don’t respond. Specialized have, until now, been selling ANGi as s separate device you attached to your helmet. This needs to be paired with their […]
The ORGO folding e-bike is currently running on Kickstarter. What’s nice about this design is the really compact fold. The wheels fold inside the two circular frame sections, which also contain the batteries. This results in a tiny folded package with a volume of just 31 L, almost 1/3 of the volume of a Brompton! […]
BigRep BigRep, a German manufacturer of 3D printing machines, has created the first 3D printed airless tire. The tire is created using their PRO FLEX material, a TPU filement. Although it’s interesting that a tire can now be produced on a 3D printer, it seems unlikely that this will be a good substitute for the […]