Bikes

  • We've recently seen a raft of high-performance boosted pushbikes with performance to rival small-capacity motorbikes, the latest of which comes from Delfast. With enough range to rival electric cars and highway-ready top speeds, the company has its sights set on thrill seekers and backroad blasters.
  • BMW is on a mission to broaden its horizons at the moment. The "i Division" is working with home energy suppliers and boat companies, while M Sport has recently turned its hand to the two-wheeled world. Now, BMW Designworks has teamed up with Selle Royal to design a seat for e-bikes.
  • BMW builds some of the hottest metal on four wheels, but it also has a history of running off on tangents. From bikes to bobsleds, the company isn't scared to try things outside its realm. The latest side-project is the M Bike Limited Carbon, designed to celebrate the upcoming M5 super-sedan.
  • E-bikes are an attractive option for commuters looking to arrive at work without breaking too much of a sweat, and some companies are starting to offer bikes with performance to rival fossil-fueled counterparts. Düsenspeed is one such example, with a range of powerful bikes capable of going all day.
  • As electric bikes continue to grow in popularity, designers are finding new, interesting ways to make them stand out from the crowd. With looks more akin to a motorbike, the Ruffian mixes old-fashioned style with all the performance and range you'd expect of a high-end German electric bike.
  • Drivers aren't the only road users susceptible to smartphone distractions. To keep cyclists focused on the road, Dutch telecom company KPM has teamed up with the Dutch Traffic Safety Association to develop a smart bike lock that disables the rider's phone while on the move.
  • There are plenty of cargo bikes, e-bikes and comfortable full-suspension bikes on the market, but it can be tough to find a combination of the three. Riese & Muller may have successfully married the three elements with its full suspension, electrically boosted, cargo-carrying Load e-bike. ​
  • The Porsche 356 is practically priceless, and one of the most beautiful cars to ever hit the road, but it's also given life to an underground "Outlaw" movement for people keen to ride the slipstream of the legend. Emory has taken this aesthetic and applied it to the Outlaw Tracker Vintage e-bike.
  • A different style of compact bike from the folding bikes we see here at New Atlas, the Minimal Bike keeps things simple and light. Designed by Dutch bike guru Bram Moens, the carbon fiber Minimal Bike tips the scales at under 15 lb (6.8 kg).
  • Adding e-power to folding bikes makes it easier to traverse town sweat-free, but batteries are generally heavy and bulky. ElectroBike thinks it has managed to perfectly mix electric power and portability with the Air-33, which packages a usable range in a reasonably priced, lightweight package.
  • ​​The Greyp G12S was a beast of an e-bike, but its power kept it mostly in the dirt. Now Greyp has toned it down with the G12H, a street-legal version that trades in the 70 km/h top speed of its predecessor’s Power mode for a battery with twice the capacity and a range of up to 240 km (149 miles).​
  • Aerovelo has set a new human-powered speed record using its specially designed aero bike. Running at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, the egg-shaped Aerovelo Eta managed to hit 89.59 mph. ​​