Automotive, Cycling & Transportation News

Automotive, Cycling & Transportation News2016-10-12T08:42:22-06:00

ShockStop Handlebar Suspension is a Road Impact Buzzkill

  Fork and seat post suspension systems have changed the riding experience for road racers and casual cruisers alike. ShockStop is the final piece to a total bicycle shock absorber system, further reducing impact forces by seventy percent. ShockStop is a bicycle shock absorber system that can be installed in a matter of minutes between the stem and handlebars, almost eliminating shock to the rider's wrists, arms and shoulders. Like other shock systems on the bicycle, ShockStop is adjustable allowing the rider to tune the stiffness based on terrain or personal riding comfort. The single pivot system uses sealed [...]

QuadshoX Adds Suspension to Manual Wheelchairs

  Power wheelchairs usually have a suspension system to counter the weight of the chair. As it turns out, most manual chairs do not, and that was the inspiration behind QuadshoX. QuadshoX is a rear-wheel suspension system for manual wheelchairs that removes the constant jarring for the person using it. The system is a retrofit to the chair so it will not affect the wheelchair manufacturer's warranty and is also easy enough to install so that any caregiver or distributor representative can perform the upgrade. Once installed, the system transfers the inadequate suspension that depended on the wheel to [...]

Automatic Mechanical Bicycle Tire Inflation with Pump Hub

  Every time I go for a ride, I check my tire pressure. It is a hassle, but I know it prevents flats, damage to the tires and gives me a better ride. Pump Hub is an innovative idea that will soon give me one less thing to worry about when I hit the road. Pump Hub is a mechanical air pump inside the wheel hub that uses tire rotation to inflate and maintain desired wheel pressure. The system can be installed on most bike and wheelchair wheels and is adjustable from 40 to 125 psi, covering almost every [...]

The All-Terrain Storm E-Bike goes Fifty Miles on a Charge

  There have been several ideas and prototypes for e-bikes in recent years and now, it looks like there is a Storm coming later this year. Storm is an e-bike with big backing that could make it a widely available product by the end of the year. The most eye-catching part of Storm is the all-terrain wheels giving the bike dominance over sand, snow and rocky terrain while providing a smooth riding experience. Those wheels can be powered by pedaling or by Storm's 350-watt gear motor that can propel the bike at up to twenty miles per hour. The [...]