Nether say Nether – This Dutch cyclist built a solar powered electric bicycle

Maxun One solar powered E-bike

Maxun One solar e-bike, riding shot, left

It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One.

His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on gas2.org, and we thought this eco-friendly, forward-thinking idea was worth a closer look and worth sharing with our readers. Its rudimentary look may not win any beauty contests, but this eco-friendly concept has proven fully functional, which begs the question of how far it can go as we pursue the technological goals of making things smaller, lighter, more integrated, and more efficient…
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It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary mode of urban transportation. Hailing from Maastricht, inventor Albert Van Dalen has designed and built this solar-powered electric bike, called the Maxun One. His bike was recently spotted by Bikerumor staff over on […]

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Allen Sports folding Atocha bike boasts big wheels and disc brakes

Allen Sports Atocha folding bike, folded up

Allen Sports Atocha folding bike, on bricks

Although the company got their start building bike carrier racks, over the years Allen Sports has expanded their product line to include bicycle trailers, joggers, and even folding bikes. At this point they’ve built some experience to bank on, with this latest Atocha model being the 12th folding bike the company has produced.

The Atocha breaks new ground for Allen Sports (and for folders) as their first folding bike to feature 24” wheels. It also offers some nice features like an 18-speed gear range, trigger shifters, mechanical disc brakes and an alloy frame and fork…
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Although the company got their start building bike carrier racks, over the years Allen Sports has expanded their product line to include bicycle trailers, joggers, and even folding bikes. At this point they’ve built some experience to bank on, with this latest Atocha model being the 12th folding bike the company has produced. The Atocha breaks new ground for […]

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Rohloff gets hydraulic road & trail shifting with new Bpod psh’R

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Last year we saw the introduction of an aftermarket shifting control box made by Gebla to give Rohloff users more flexibility when it came to shifter setups. The 14 speed internally geared Rohloff hub has long been a sought after solution for all types of riding due to its durability and low maintenance, but besides its high price, it has been held back by being limited to a single twist shifter that only works on standard flat bars. The Gebla Rohbox let you use standard (albeit modified) road or mountain shifters, but still pulling a pair of standard shift cables. Now from the relatively young Swiss company Bpod comes a pair of hydraulic alternatives under the new psh’R name. Take an up-close look at the both road drop bar shifters and the trigger shifters, and find out why go hydraulic in the first place…

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Last year we saw the introduction of an aftermarket shifting control box made by Gebla to give Rohloff users more flexibility when it came to shifter setups. The 14 speed internally geared Rohloff hub has long been a sought after solution for all types of riding due to its durability and low maintenance, but besides its […]

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SKS pops tubeless tires into place with new TL Pump Head, Clip on Saddle Fender, More

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SKS co2 pump head 50th renkompressor pump high viz fendors

If all of those new floor pumps for seating tubeless tires have your interest, but your current pump is working just fine, SKS may have the answer. Tubeless compatible floor pumps work by storing a large amount of air and releasing it all at once. Sort of how co2 inflators work. So, rather than buy a whole new pump, SKS is introducing a pump head that will allow you to use either co2 cartridges, or regular air pressure to help seat those tires…

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If all of those new floor pumps for seating tubeless tires have your interest, but your current pump is working just fine, SKS may have the answer. Tubeless compatible floor pumps work by storing a large amount of air and releasing it all at once. Sort of how co2 inflators work. So, rather than buy […]

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Widen your view with the Lensbaby fisheye adapter for GoPro camreas

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the housing of a GoPro camera to give an all-new perspective to action cam footage. They’ve put this fun lens up on Kickstarter to get the ball rolling, so take a closer look at how it can make you rethink the look of riding footage…

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Lensbaby is a small Portland-based company that makes some non-traditional lenses for DSLR, mirrorless, and motion picture cameras to creative unique effects. That might mean a look with controlled blur or something like that tilt-shift look, but it can also be some crazy fisheye adapters. This latest lens is a circular 185° adapter that mounts onto the […]

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Designer turns bike parts into new Type-Cycle 3D font

Computer graphics and motion designer Marcel Piekarski has created this bicycle themed 3D font, complete with animations for some letters. Check out his personal site for more, or jump past the break for a full alphabet photo and more linkage…

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Computer graphics and motion designer Marcel Piekarski has created this bicycle themed 3D font, complete with animations for some letters. Check out his personal site for more, or jump past the break for a full alphabet photo and more linkage…

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Atelier Cycles introduces custom multi-tools with only the bits you want

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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is carrying extra weight or lacking something essential, you’ll be glad to hear the UK’s Atelier Cycles has decided to offer fully customizable multi-tools as their debut product.

The idea for the customizable multi-tool was hatched after company founder Nelson Trees participated in last year’s Transcontinental Race, an unsupported single stage race stretching from Belgium to Istanbul. After he couldn’t find an existing tool with all the functions and bits he desired, he decided to combine his love for long distance cycling with his past experience in design and material sourcing. Trees then founded Atelier Cycles and got to work on making his custom multi-tool a reality…
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Multi-tools have been around for quite some time now, and nearly every cyclist has one of these handy devices in their pack or tool box. However, they always seem to include one or two bits that you could live without, and others that you might have substituted in given the choice. If your multi-tool is […]

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Softwheel Fluent suspends (and damps) your bike by the wheels

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver an unmatched level of comfort, while maintaining ride control and stability, and actually reducing energy lost when riding over obstacles and surface irregularities. Take a closer look at options for city and even e-bikes after the jump…

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First developed to smooth the ride of people confined to wheelchairs, Israeli-based SoftWheel has taken their in-wheels suspension concept and refined it for a wide of cyclists. By essentially isolating the bicycle rim from the hub with a set of three tunable shocks with hydraulic rebound damping, the Fluent bike wheel is said to deliver […]

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Wolf Tooth Components Licenses Lindarets Catalog, new products in the works under the WTC flag

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the production.

Now, in an effort to add even more clever products to the menu, Wolf Tooth Components has licensed the entire Lindarets catalog. For consumers that means that means that Lindarets founder Marc Basiliere will be able focus more on the design of new products while WTC will handle the production and distribution, making the products even easier to access. After the current batch of product runs through, the Lindarets Goat will give way to the WTC Wolf Head as current Lindarets products are rebranded.

Full details from Lindarets, next…

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Wolf Tooth Components has introduced a lot of interesting products, but many of them owe credit to Lindarets. Gizmos like the Roadlink and the Tanpan allow drivetrains to play nice with bigger gearing or different derailleurs, and the two companies have worked together with Lindarets doing a lot of the design, and WTC managing the […]

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