“Smart Wheel is a pedal assist which means it helps you ride your bike effortlessly. The motor turns on when you start pedaling and begins accelerating to your desired speed. It stops when you stop. It saves you time by getting you to your destination faster and gets you there without losing your breath or breaking a sweat. There’s no need to worry about what to wear to that business meeting or 8 o’clock date.”
This is not really my thing, but it’s definitely something to keep your eyes on in the near future.
For more info and a nice self explanatory video, check out the FlyKly Kickstarter page.
“Three designers from London’s Royal College of Art have teamed up to produce the Paper Pulp Helmet. Costing just £1 to produce, the helmet is moulded from discarded newspapers (something there is no shortage of in London) and has the potential to save lives. The concept proposes to be dispensed alongside the popular Barclays Bike share system, which is currently in use across the majority of central London. When produced in large batches, the production process also uses minimal amounts of energy, making the helmets extremely environmentally friendly.”
I’m stoked to see this is through the development phase, I remember Mark – Full Windsor – talking me through it over a year ago. I love the addition of the leather case which I wasn’t expecting. Click Read More to see more images or head over to Kickstarter to pledge to make this happen!
I snagged this off of Andrew’s instagram so have very little information to go on other than it looks incredible and is a prototype for the Davis University of California’s track team- hence the colourway -. Keep an eye on Low for further developments on it.
This popped into our inbox courtesy of William at Blaze Components. It’s a really interesting concept and judging by the Kickstarter project response one that’s pretty popular. The video below says it all but if you want to know more the guys including founder will be at look mum no hands tonight and you can test out the prototypes.
Myself, Angus and James have been kicking back and forth the ‘wouldn’t it be great’ with regards a possibility of Hope producing track specific hubs. Coming from mountain bike backgrounds we all have a deep seated love for Hope and as good as Chris King are nothing beats a homegrown UK company for us. Apparently there was a brief production spell about 15 years ago, but I doubt the popularity and market would be a fraction of what it is now so let’s hope they can be urged into doing a new run. Check out the photo of what is suspected to be an OG Hope track hub and the full debate here.