Haul it up any hill with the powerful, mid-drive Bikee Bike BEST e-bike conversion kit

Bikee Bike BEST e-bike conversion kit, on bike

Bikee Bike BEST e-bike kit, on beach

When you come from an Italian town called ‘motor valley’ that happens to be home to both Ferrari and Ducati, you don’t mess around making piddly, underpowered motors. Accordingly so, when brothers Matteo and Luca Spaggiari decided to use their manufacturing expertise to create an e-bike conversion kit, they made one that’ll do proper burnouts!

While burnouts are fun, the real point of the powerful motor is to drive cyclists up any hill with ease, even super steep inclines found in mountainous areas. The Bikee Bike BEST kit features a mid-drive motor that replaces the crank and bottom bracket. The unit drives your bike’s chain on two front rings, and allows riders to use a full rear cassette.

There’s already a lot of interest in the concept- The BEST kit won several awards at CES 2016 (Consumer Electronics Show) and the product quickly doubled its funding goal on Kickstarter. This little piggy is definitely going to market, and we’ve got the details below…
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When you come from an Italian town called ‘motor valley’ that happens to be home to both Ferrari and Ducati, you don’t mess around making piddly, underpowered motors. Accordingly so, when brothers Matteo and Luca Spaggiari decided to use their manufacturing expertise to create an e-bike conversion kit, they made one that’ll do proper burnouts! […]

Posted in Commuter, e-Bike, Gadgets & Hacks, Kickstarter12 Comments

Can a US handmade Catahoula saddle offer you riding relief?

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At first it may sound a bit odd to think that a saddle that you can’t try out ahead of time is going to offer a better fit and improved performance, but upstart Missoula, MT company Catahoula Ergonomics thinks that it can solve your saddle woes with their semi-custom saddles. Having developed their saddle shape and manufacturing technique over the last four years, now they are putting their designs out via Kickstarter to offer cyclists unsatisfied with their current perch on the bike a new alternative. Available in a couple of widths and padding styles, the Catahoula saddles promise a highly supportive and comfortable platform for all types of bike riding. Check out the details after the break…

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At first it may sound a bit odd to think that a saddle that you can’t try out ahead of time is going to offer a better fit and improved performance, but upstart Missoula, MT company Catahoula Ergonomics thinks that it can solve your saddle woes with their semi-custom saddles. Having developed their saddle shape and […]

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The Lift turns your ordinary bicycle into a front-loading cargo bike

Lift Bike front cargo bicycle conversion kit

After retiring from Salvagetti Bike Shop in Denver, CO, former owner Scott Taylor worked on The Lift for almost four years. His goal? Create a quality cargo bike option for under $1,000 that didn’t require a separate, oversized bike sitting in your garage. The result is a quickly attached front cargo box and steering mechanism that replaces your standard bike’s front wheel that can fit in about the same space as a wheelbarrow. Check it out…

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After retiring from Salvagetti Bike Shop in Denver, CO, former owner Scott Taylor worked on The Lift for almost four years. His goal? Create a quality cargo bike option for under $1,000 that didn’t require a separate, oversized bike sitting in your garage. The result is a quickly attached front cargo box and steering mechanism […]

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Fly Pedals’ Universal Clipless Pedal Adapters are re-introduced again, in color!

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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner store.

If that bike has clipless pedals, Fly Pedals could make riding it convenient and comfortable with their Universal Clipless Adapters. Bikerumor covered the first iteration of the clipless adapters in 2014, then a revised version the following year. In response to customer feedback, the design has recently been tweaked again and the adapters are now available in a slew of different colors.

Fly Pedals’ latest Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its funding goal so these colorful, handy adapters are definitely going into production. Read on to get engaged in the details…
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Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be riding a bike with clipless pedals when you’re wearing street shoes. While this is easily avoidable for people with multiple bikes, if you’ve only got one (probably a high end machine), the time always comes when you just want to boot over to a buddy’s house or the corner […]

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Not enough space for your bike? The Urbancyclo Quicktwist stem has a fix

photo c. Urbancyclo

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Urbancyclo, is a UK startup with a fresh take on how to efficiently store bikes, particularly in small spaces. The design promises to reduce the width of the bike by up to 80%, and will allow the user to rotate the handlebars up to 90° in either direction. Twist past the break to see how…

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Urbancyclo, is a UK startup with a fresh take on how to efficiently store bikes, particularly in small spaces. The design promises to reduce the width of the bike by up to 80%, and will allow the user to rotate the handlebars up to 90° in either direction. Twist past the break to see how…

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Will the Classon be the most hi-tech helmet yet?

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A new helmet project is about to get funded on Kickstarter that will combine integrated turn signals, an inertia-activated brake light, and blind spot monitoring into sleek looking urban hardshell head protection. The new Classon is all about putting the latest visibility and safety tech on the heads of riders to give more confidence and security to city cyclists and bike commuters in the hopes of luring more people onto the bike. Even though it sounds a bit complicated, the intelligent bike helmet concept is about simplicity. All of the tech features are designed to neatly integrate into a relatively normal looking helmet, and to be intuitive to use without much rider input. Crowdfunding of the project is already close to hitting the NY-based company Brooklyness’ target, so jump past the break for a closer look and some details…

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A new helmet project is about to get funded on Kickstarter that will combine integrated turn signals, an inertia-activated brake light, and blind spot monitoring into sleek looking urban hardshell head protection. The new Classon is all about putting the latest visibility and safety tech on the heads of riders to give more confidence and security […]

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Pedal while you work with Cycli under your desk

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I’m not sure that this isn’t going to cause some other issues at work, but a new under-desk cycling trainer is said to make it easy to stay fit or get into shape while you stare at spreadsheets all day. The Cycli pedaling trainer just sits on the floor under your desk and you pedal away to get the benefits of being active while still chained to your computer at work.  Plus it adds in a social app & some gamification feature to get you competing with friends and coworkers over who can ride the most during their 40 hour desk job. Cycli is a Kickstarter project, so you will have to wait til it make it through the crowdfunding and production process to get in shape, but having blown past their funding target you could be pedaling at work by the end of the year…

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I’m not sure that this isn’t going to cause some other issues at work, but a new under-desk cycling trainer is said to make it easy to stay fit or get into shape while you stare at spreadsheets all day. The Cycli pedaling trainer just sits on the floor under your desk and you pedal […]

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Fix Manufacturing creates compact wearable multi-tools for urban riders, skaters and snowboarders

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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are designed specifically for action sports enthusiasts, with three different models intended for snowboarders, skateboarders, and bike riders.

As long as you wear pants or shorts while you skate, snowboard or ride you can conveniently carry a few key tools without adding extra bulk to your kit. Of course most cyclists don’t wear belts while pedalling, so the bike tool isn’t intended for trail or road riders covering long distances, but rather dirt jumpers/street riders/BMXers who usually ride in casual clothes. However, if you like the design and functions you can always buy the tool without the belt…
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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are […]

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Water Works Roundup – Filtration bottles and a wearable dehumidifier?

Dry Active Technologies wearable dehumidifier, on back

It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that make that simple but significant task much easier in any setting.

Unfortunately once you’ve done your job hydrating yourself, perspiration can become a problem, especially under weatherproof jackets. To combat such clammy discomfort, Dry-Active technologies has created a wearable dehumidifier that helps keep your body and base layers dry…
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It flows around the planet, through our bodies and even hangs in the air – as the basic ingredient for life itself, water is without a doubt the most important resource on planet earth. Athletes especially know the importance of staying hydrated, so in this roundup we’ll check out two new water filtration bottles that […]

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