Sinclair IRIS goes the e-trike route too, for a super fast commuter

OK, so at the risk of seriously having to get a lock on eTrikeRumor.com, this one is hard to resist as a follow-up to the PodRide. While that contraption was about an all-weather commuter to get through Swedish winters by bike [sic], the IRIS leans a different way, pushing for a “superfast, supersafe & ultra efficient” alternative means of transportation. Built on the same platform and shell, the Iris gets two models that target different potential velomobile buyers with different output motors – the Eco & Extreme. While commercially Grant Sinclair has put most of his company’s focus on electronics product design over the last few years, he’s been a tinkerer & advocate of e-velomobile design since the 1980s. Now his latest sleek designs have a targeted production date later this year, and real prices. Get the details and find out how to preorder after the jump. You know you want to…

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OK, so at the risk of seriously having to get a lock on eTrikeRumor.com, this one is hard to resist as a follow-up to the PodRide. While that contraption was about an all-weather commuter to get through Swedish winters by bike [sic], the IRIS leans a different way, pushing for a “superfast, supersafe & ultra efficient” alternative […]

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What do you call a 2000-watt Bullfrog? The Rungu Juggernaut

The Juggernaut from Rungu is not described as being a bike (or trike as the case may be) but instead gets labeled as an ATV. With twin front wheels, a 2000 watt hub motor in the rear wheel, and all of them shod in 5″ tires, it really does crawl out of the bicycle category. Designed to be the ultimate go-anywhere piece of machinery, the Juggernaut is marketed towards hunters, beachgoers, and snowbound explorers looking to decrease their carbon footprint. We covered its human-powered counterpart – the Bullfrog – a while back, which was only just barely still a bike (OK, trike), and they’ve somehow managed to make that thing even wilder. Join us past the break for the rundown on this mental machine…

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The Juggernaut from Rungu is not described as being a bike (or trike as the case may be) but instead gets labeled as an ATV. With twin front wheels, a 2000 watt hub motor in the rear wheel, and all of them shod in 5″ tires, it really does crawl out of the bicycle category. Designed to […]

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Bikerumor Holiday Gift Ideas: Trey’s Wish List

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Another year has passed and it’s been an interesting one to say the least. While there are few parts of my life that don’t involve bikes, I seem to enjoy them more and more as the years roll on. This year started off with hosting a slumber party with 9 girls… solo, taking a last minute trip across the globe to ride bikes and do other cool stuff, taking my 7-year-old to urgent care to get her first ever (face) stitches after her first “real” bike crash, to getting to build the “World’s Funnest Bike”.

Regardless, the above pics is from one of my favorite past times of cruising the bazaar street markets in foreign countries… and it sorta had some Christmas-y colors in it. Now go check out my holiday loot list after explaining to your boss what the heck you’re looking at…

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Another year has passed and it’s been an interesting one to say the least. While there are few parts of my life that don’t involve bikes, I seem to enjoy them more and more as the years roll on. This year started off with hosting a slumber party with 9 girls… solo, taking a last […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Enjoy some post-ride meat & beer in NYC or LA at The Cannibal: Liquor House or Beer & Butcher – Started about 5 years ago by friends and cyclists Christian Pappanicholas and Cory Lane, The Cannibal was a beer-centric bar & butcher restaurant in New York City that grew out of the founders’ travels and riding in Belgium. Aside from the meat-eating reference, the name of course honors legend Eddy Merckx, who has inspired both over the years on & off the bike. They’ve since expanded to LA as well, and just opened a new cocktail bar next to the original Beer & Butcher. Each locale ties back to cyclists in its own way, and they even sponsors an amateur team. Pappanicholas and Lane also still aim to squeeze in rides before heading into the The Cannibal LA every day. They also sent us over a nice meaty recipe for a post-ride snack, as you might expect from a butcher shop. Check it out among other finds this week after the jump…

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Enjoy some post-ride meat & beer in NYC or LA at The Cannibal: Liquor House or Beer & Butcher – Started about 5 years ago by friends and cyclists Christian Pappanicholas and Cory Lane, The Cannibal was a beer-centric bar & butcher restaurant in New York City that grew out of the founders’ travels and riding in Belgium. […]

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Thok E-Bikes debuts with Limited Edition Tony Bou MIG E-MTB

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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘down but not out’, and we all know a love for bicycles is something most of us will never lose. When former DH pro and World Champion BMX racer Stefano Migliorini suffered a career-ending injury, he moved into development work with clothing, component and bicycle manufacturers. He also didn’t stop riding, and after an enjoyable experience on an electric mountain bike he began dreaming up a new brand called Thok E-Bikes.

Migliorini then enlisted trials moto superstar Tony Bou and Aldo Drudi, the designer of many legendary MotoGP helmets, to help shape his new company. Thok has started out by offering a decked-out Limited Edition Tony Bou model of their flagship MIG bike, but there are also two more models in the works…
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We’ve all heard the phrase ‘down but not out’, and we all know a love for bicycles is something most of us will never lose. When former DH pro and World Champion BMX racer Stefano Migliorini suffered a career-ending injury, he moved into development work with clothing, component and bicycle manufacturers. He also didn’t stop […]

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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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  • Falco pairs and e-bike with Zwift for outdoor riding & indoor training – OK, let’s get thee-bike love out of the way first. Many don’t love e-bikes. OK that was easy. Now look a bit closer at this. Falco realized that they could take advantage of having that motor on the bike and pair it with interactive online training sites like Zwift for indoor training. It’s a simple system, essentially a stand alone wheel. Pop it in your bike for pedal assist commuting without working up too much of a sweat, then clamp it down in your regular trainer at home and control & sync it online via its smart phone app. Details are still a bit thin as this is going to officially debut in January 2017, but the concept actually seems pretty cool. FalcoEMotors.com

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Falco pairs and e-bike with Zwift for outdoor riding & indoor training – OK, let’s get thee-bike love out of the way first. Many don’t love e-bikes. OK that was easy. Now look a bit closer at this. Falco realized that they could take advantage of having that motor on the bike and pair it with interactive […]

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Kickstarter Roundup: Electric folding bike, electric warmth & cycling games for glory

Tern promised that the Vektron would come to market as a full production bike regardless of the Kickstarter outcome, but it’s fully funded anyway. There’s still five days to go, though, so you can still nab this electric-assist folding bike for a deal. It folds down to the same compact dimensions as their non-motorized bikes, but gives you a premium Bosch e-bike system to scoot from A to B with minimal effort (or, at least, minimal sweat). The twist is that all backers will have their bikes shipped to a local Tern dealer for professional assembly and they come with a 10 year warranty. Not much of a gamble on this one. But if you want to play games, Glory Gears has got something for you…

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Tern promised that the Vektron would come to market as a full production bike regardless of the Kickstarter outcome, but it’s fully funded anyway. There’s still five days to go, though, so you can still nab this electric-assist folding bike for a deal. It folds down to the same compact dimensions as their non-motorized bikes, […]

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E-Bike Recharge! Karmic and Vintage Electric provide style for the street

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The e-bikes are coming, and with their market growth comes the usual development from the industry. Karmic has revealed two new models that will assist you in making that ride to wherever with step through (maybe) or standard frames. If moto style is more your thing, Vintage Electric continues to charge up cruisers with a battery that looks like a v-twin…

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The e-bikes are coming, and with their market growth comes the usual development from the industry. Karmic has revealed two new models that will assist you in making that ride to wherever with step through (maybe) or standard frames. If moto style is more your thing, Vintage Electric continues to charge up cruisers with a […]

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Fenix unfolds a drop bar e-Gravel Bike ready for anything

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The first couple times we saw Fenix, they showed off their full size road and mountain bikes (and one that can be either), including some with Plus-sized tires, that could fold into a standard airline-approved box. They were clever, for sure, but their new Zzyzx e-road bike is clever in a different way.

Pronounced Zee-zick, it integrates a Shimano STePS motor, lighting and high end build options onto custom Columbus and Reynolds steel frame made by Ted Wojcik in the USA. It also builds in extra water bottle and frame bag mounts, giving you extra capacity for adventure rides or long commutes. It fits 700×35 tires with full coverage fenders front and rear, gets a premium Supernova E3 tail light and an ENVE GRD carbon fork with integrated fender on all builds.

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The first couple times we saw Fenix, they showed off their full size road and mountain bikes (and one that can be either), including some with Plus-sized tires, that could fold into a standard airline-approved box. They were clever, for sure, but their new Zzyzx e-road bike is clever in a different way. Pronounced Zee-zick, […]

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