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Luxury design and travel-minded label Octovo has teamed up with board builder Jason Tilley for their second “Off Map” collaboration project to create a line of hand-crafted, beautifully executed surfboards. Put it all together with Ammunition (the design minds behind the likes of Beats by Dr. Dre and Square), and you get a collection of custom-finished boards built to last [...]


World renowned bike maker Specialized has come together with Mclaren, the esteemed British automotive and technology company, to create this super-bike S-works Tarmac. Built with carbon fiber for extreme lightness, and with only 250 of the bikes in the world, Specialized has long been dedicated to perfecting the biking experience for the serious cyclist. Other features include [...]


Will, an eccentric family man who left his past life in Theater to craft leather goods, has turned his attention from more expected items like bags and belts to focus on leather-binding bicycles. Crafted lovingly by hand, seven bikes will be released throughout 2014, each being one of a kind. The first in the aptly [...]


House Industries, a design team whose typography has made its mark upon a range of products, is celebrating the Amgen Tour of California cycling event taking place May 11-18th. Made in collaboration with Rapha, there will be eight hats total, with one cap representing each leg of the tour. Featuring graphic patterns and alphanumeric elements from House’s forthcoming Vélo [...]


9 Apr
22-kg, 45 km/h top speed, LED lights & Brooks leather grips

Fashioned after the Vespa scooter, the LEAOS is a sleekly designed advancement to the electric bicycle. Developed and handmade in Italy, this bicycle-meets-moped’s central feature is a fully carbon fiber monocoque frame, fork and well-designed handlebars —  the latter of which smartly hold the digital display. This carbon construction allows for an exceptional weight of just 22 [...]


If you’re in the market for an electric bike, there are a wide range of options available for you. From the Stealth Bomber, retro-styled Oto Cycle and folding Gocycle to the $80,000 PG Blacktrail, the world’s fastest electric bike (not to mention concepts from the likes of AUDI and EBIQ), it’s safe to say you have a fair share of candidates. Throwing their [...]


4 Feb
Brooks saddle, LCD screen, 750w electric motor & 34 mph

Straight from Barcelona come Oto Cycles, a small outfit that manufacturers beautifully designed retro-inspired electric bicycles. Presently Oto makes three models: the OtoR (above), OtoK and Retrov. All the bikes are handmade in Spain, with a 50s twist, and feature such upscale options as LCD screens and Brooks leather saddle seats. If you get tired of [...]


5 Aug
A kid's favorite locomotion in man-sized proportions

Who needs a bike when you tear around your hood in a full-sized Big Wheel? Crush those poncy lads and their fancy fixies under your giant 26″ rubber front wheel, and then power slide over their remains with the extra fat 14″ rears. The High Roller’s heavy duty steel frame and fork can support over [...]

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