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Chinese automotive manufacturing company Qoros have presented at the Geneva Motor Show their new futuristic electric bike, the Qoros eBIQE Concept. eBIQE is a mountain bike styled concept, perfect for commuting, leisurely rides or off-road adventures. Riders can choose from three cycling modes, pedaling with no assistance, pedaling with assistance from the electric motor, or choose motor-power only, allowing a top speed of 65 km/h (40 mph), and a range of 75-miles. The Tech advanced bike features a fingerprint recognition system, with the ability to recognize multiple users and is equipped with a five-inch touchscreen always connected via 3G to the internet, displaying route planning, intelligent navigation, social networking and your bike´s condition including tyre pressure, battery charge and range, plus a bunch of other stuff.
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The Weehoo Bicycle Trailer lets you take your kids along with you on your touring adventures. The unique pedal bicycle trailer allows children to get great exercise while being safely secured in the trailer, or they can just sit back and enjoy the ride. The trailer accommodates kids from 2 to 9 years old, and a maximum weight of 65 lbs, as your child grows the seat can slide back along the frame to allow room for legs. The trailer also provides plenty of storage for your travel gear, in the seat, over the rear wheel, and in the panniers on both sides of the rear wheel. watch the video

Also available in a 2-seat tandem version  | Available for purchase in Europe here
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Making an electric bike not look electric is a difficult task, but Italian brand Velorapida have managed it beautifully with their collection of bicycles with a vintage flavor. The electric bikes are inspired by vintage frames and have a secret battery pack smartly hidden inside a stylish leather satchel or charming basket buckled to the handlebars. The bikes are equipped with a 5 speed 250-watt motor and can travel at a speed of 15 mph for a distance of over 35miles. via
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Wooden bicycles are nothing new, we have seen plenty of styles over the last couple of years, but what Mike Pecsok from Grainworks is doing speaks for itself. The stunning AnalogOne.One is a beautifully carved wooden bicycle custom built to fit your size and taste. Mike Pecsok builds these bespoke beauties worthy of any art gallery from his workshop in Camarillo, CA, each bike is specific to the owner and no two are alike. via
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Oto Cycles from Barcelona, design classic vintage style bikes powered by an electric motor. Several styles are available, all with bold, retro, 1950´s inspired designs. The OtoR model featured here, comes complete with an LCD display, a Brooks saddle and a choice of a 750w motor enabling it to travel at speeds of up to 34mph. You´ll have the feeling of driving a retro motorcycle, while enjoying the environment with its silent motor. All models are handmade and can be fully customized with a choice of colors, tires, saddles, motor, battery and other components.
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Meet Faraday Porteur, an electric propelled utility bicycle, the ultimate bike for modern living. An electric bike that combines state-of-the-art technology with timeless design and style, inspired by delivery cycles dating from the 1940s or 1950s. Faraday has built-in lithium batteries, its motor is controlled by a simple thumb switch and delivers up to 15 miles of pedal assist on a single charge. After a long ride, the Faraday recharges in just 45 minutes. It comes with an unique detachable front rack, and with ipowered led lights built into the frame and turn on/off automatically in the dark. Available in small, medium or large. watch the video
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Schwinn have presented an affordable bike navigation device - the CycleNav. The device is mounted on your bike and links to your smartphone via Bluetooth using the included app, you can then program your route and CycleNav indicates the way by using voice commands and  turn signals, great for paying attention to the road, instead of staring at a phone. In addition, the smart bike navigator app keeps track of statistics including distance traveled, length and calories burned. The hands-free device also features a built-in headlight and has a battery life of 10 hours. CycleNav will be released in spring 2014. watch the video
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Creme bicycles are designed and handmade in Europe, we are digging their CafeRacer models, specially the Caferacer Solo featured here. The beautiful commuter bike has a design influenced by hand built porteur bicycles of the 50s and 60’s, the integrated cabling and hub gear maintains a clean look, and the semi-upright position will give you a perfect balance between comfort and speed, whilst the front rack will be ideal for carrying your groceries or laptop. Several styles are available at the Creme cycles website.
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Sparse lights not only look good, they are theft-proof! The simple and sleek cycling lights sit beneath your stem(headlight) and your seat post(taillight), and because they are installed behind other bike components, it makes them extremely difficult to steal. They are solid, sealed, tamper-resistant, very bright, won´t jostle, rattle, or interfere with your cables, and will light up the road in style. watch the video

Also check out our roundup of gifts for the Bicycle Commuter
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Kokkedal Bicycles are simple but eye-catching, they have a range of high quality retro-style town bicycles and cruisers. The bikes not only look awesome but they all come equipped with high-quality accessories like Brooks saddles and Kenda tyres. Check out their website, you can choose from beautiful town bicycles, beach cruisers and classic city bikes.
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Another stylish bike accessory by Brooks England, a brand known throughout the cycling world for the quality of its leather saddles. The Challenge Tool Bag was designed to fit to the rear of a saddle bearing bag loops, it features two buckles that fasten the bag to the saddle and a strap that encircles the the bag ensuring the tools are secure and don´t rattle during transit. Made from 100% vegetable tanned leather and available in several colors. Available in Europe here

Also check out our roundup on gift ideas for the Bike Commuter
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Commuting to work by bike makes more sense than ever before. Today´s roundup of original gift ideas is dedicated to commuter cyclists, we feature a list of gear and accessories essential to be comfortable and safe during a bike commute. Stay tuned for more gift ideas. Check out some more photos and product details after the jump...
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Narifari are a small Japanese company that sell fashionable cycling gear. These technically advanced and stylish leather gloves have been fully optimized for cycling, they feature stretchy fingers for breaking, a cut on the wrist for easily checking your watch, and conductive material on the fingertips, for using your smartphone without removing the gloves. Plus they are waterproof.
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Renowned brand Brooks England have commissioned design studio IDEO to create its first new bike saddle in decades, the result named - Cambium, is as they claim "the new generation of bike saddles”. Known throughout the cycling world for the quality of its leather saddles, the English brand have respected the company’s heritage on the new saddle, but have provided significant improvements in terms of comfort and durability. The saddle is crafted from high-quality materials, vulcanized natural rubber and organic cotton canvas, and works like a hammock, delivering immediate comfort while absorbing shock and vibration. It is also waterproof, maintenance free and built for a lifetime. watch the video

Available now at Amazon
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RearViz is an innovative Rear Vision Mirror, designed for the commuter, the athlete and the weekend adventurer. It’s effectively a wristband with a weather resistant collapsible convex mirror mounted on the arm, using an adjustable armband to keep in place. Because RearViz is mounted on the arm(the widest part of the body), it gives you the most rearward vision, plus it won’t vibrate or lose its positioning.
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The multiple award winning BlinkerGrips are innovative bicycle grips for active road safety. They feature integrated LEDs that are activated by pressing a button on the grip itself, the LED will flash for about 15 seconds when turning corners and will then turn off automatically. BlinkerGrips also incorporate a steady light function for enhancing your visibility as well as broadening your own angle of vision. watch the video

BlinkerGrips are available in the US through Ebay, and in Europe at Amazon
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Public bikes have recently presented a range of e-bikes, including the Stromer ST1 Elite (featured here). The Stromer ST1 Elite is one of the fastest, sportiest electric bikes available, it has a range of 30 to 45 miles with pedal assist, a top speed of 20 mph is capable of 1.5 hours of ride time. Available in either black or white. Read the full specs at Public bikes. watch the video
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Yesterday we featured a great solution to keep your hands warm when cycling in the nastiest weather conditions, today we bring you another essential piece of equipment for protecting another weak link - your feet. The Cycling Shoe Covers by Garneau will keep your feet warm and dry in any condition, they are made with 3mm SBR neoprene providing both strength and insulation and feature hook-and-loop closures in the back and under the soles, making them easy to pull over your shoes. The covers also include Kevlar-reinforced panels under the toes and are finished off with reflective elements.
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