Ever been looking up the incline of a steep hill and wished you could swap your pedal bike for an electric one…just for a few minutes? Me too. That’s why I was thrilled to learn about Rubbee, a portable high-efficiency electric friction drive that can take any bike from analog to high-tech in seconds flat.
Almost a year ago, EarthTechling reported on an amazing DIY project that had the potential to revolutionize the bicycle industry. Izhar Gafni, an Israeli inventor and bike enthusiast made headlines when he demonstrated a working bike he’d made himself out of nothing but recycled cardboard.
A few years back we highlighted an electric bicycle company known as Currie Technologies.
Recently, the company unveiled a compact electric bike developed in collaboration with folding bike specialist Dahon [PDF].
A Manhattan Beach aerospace company has developed a prototype hoverbike that allows people to speed above the landscape like a Jedi.
The Fahrradi Faralla FFX looks like it hails from Italy.
It's not the first wooden bike - but it's the first to be made completely from wood, with not a single metal or plastic element in sight.