The Zoom Bicycles Jet Stealth 80cc Bicycle Engine Kit, for weak-limbed environmentalists


If you’ve ever been caught out on your bike, riding into the wind, up a slight hill, almost in tears at how hard it is and WISHING with all your might that someone would invent a little engine to help you out at times like this, you’re in luck – here’s a little engine to help you out at times like that.

The Zoom Bicycles DIY engine enhancement kits come with anything from a 49cc to an 80cc engine to pop onto your bike yourself and eliminate all that tiresome pedalling, but the catch is the weight – the motor adds around 19lbs (8.6 kilos to you Euro-people) to the weight of your bike…

Leading Expert: Shimano Di2 electronic gears are "super nice"


One sure-fire way to come up with a new idea for an invention is to simply add “electric” to the name of a product that already exists as after all, if something is electronic it is automatically better than its predecessor. Take the electric toothbrush, for example, or even the electric chair – chairs couldn’t kill anyone until someone had the bright idea of putting electricity inside them.

It’s with this mantra that Shimano have improved upon the humble bicycle, by coming with with an electronic gears system that they reckon will “improve performance” and “reduce maintenance”…

Fatbottomed girls will be riding today, on their E-V Sunny solar-powered bicycles

A solar powered bike? Huh? Am I missing something here? Bicycles are already green enough, and I’m sure the exercise is better than nothing? I’m here!

A very strange man by the name of Peter Sandler, who hails from Canada (no jokes), has invented the ‘E-V Sunny Bicycle’, which is 100% solar-powered. As you can see, solar panels have been built into the wheels, which charge the batteries, powering the 500 watt motor to get to speeds of 19mph…

Thank god the Dutch have invented the WheelSurf, now we can all look like hamsters

mobile-circle.jpgIt’s just not fair. Not only does the Netherlands have the world’s highest standards of living, beautiful scenery, and amazingly friendly and gorgeous Nordics, but they also get this incredibly cool WheelSurf. Queue flight sales to the Netherlands rising by 300% after this post is published.

Looking akin to a human hamster wheel, the $6,900 ‘mobile circle’ is powered by a gas Honda engine which can reach speeds of more than 18mph. According to Slippery Brick…