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12F1 Custom Built Single Speed Commuter by Ucycles

Ucycles is a young workshop that makes customized bicycles in Italy. They built one of their latest designs, the 12F1, for a client requesting a fixed-gear bike with disc brakes on the rear wheel. Assembled in Italy, the bike is made up of luxury components with vintage flair. The frame is welded from steel, oxidized an aged-looking green, and double-coated with varnish. The contrasting wheels are made of metal and ...

MK1 and MK1-E by Butchers + Bicycles

Now available from the Copenhagan-based company Butchers + Bicycles, the MK1 is a “tilt-action cargo bike” with a durable carriage and three wheels for stability. Despite its hefty silhouette, the design turns like a standard two-wheel bike and, with the e-bike upgrade, can speed down the street. Made of aluminum and powder-coated in white or black, the carriage provides space for a couple of shopping totes full of groceries. With ...

Pigeon, Innovative Foldable Scooter

Currently in production, the Pigeon Kick Scooter is a compact design that folds up and rests over the user’s shoulder. Designed by Ignas Survila of Lithuania, the alternative mode of transportation is lightweight and curved for portability and comfort. The scooter plays with color and form, speeding down city streets in neon orange or plain gray while smoothing out the ride with its shock-absorbing wheels. See the design in action ...

Faux Wooden Bike by Velonia Bicycles & WOODaLIKE

Newly released, the VIKS WOODaLIKE 1 is the first “wooden” bicycle by VIKS, makers of the Anniverloversary 1 and the Viks Velonia. The commuter bike was designed in collaboration with WOODaLIKE. Treated with a woodgrain technique, its steel frame (as well as the rims, saddle, and handlebars) imitate the textured look of real wood. Why fake the natural look? The bike looks fantastic, and the steel design is stronger, lighter, ...

Vanmoof D-Series (Düsenjager)

First introduced in 2011, the VANMOOF D-Series (short for Düsenjager, or fighter jet) captured the hearts of many commuters at first sight. Awarded with the prestigious Red Dot Design award this urban  racer combines VANMOOFs simplified take on the commuter bike with its stunning look. At last, a  perfected version of the Düsenjäger is ready to launch in the market, and it remains the fastest and most agile VANMOOF in ...

Bicycle Case by João Pedro Filipe

Designed by João Pedro Filipe, founder of the Portuguese brand Senhor Prudêncio, the Bicycle Case is a frame bag that is readily removed and carried like a briefcase. The geometric design pairs stitched leather with cotton straps, all dressed up in bold patterns and colorways. On the practical side, the bag sports two pockets and closes shut with both zippers and buckles. The street-to-office design is available from Wrong Weather.

Bloom Helmet

Designed by Japanese brand Toyo Safety, the Bloom Helmet is a collapsible hard hat for cyclists. With a tug of the rip cord, the biking helmet can be expanded and locked into place. Then, after the user pedals to his or her destination, the design can be broken down and easily packed in a bag or suitcase. The plastic shell comes in a variety of bright colors for both style ...

Victoire Cycles for Berluti

The Clermont-Ferrand workshop Victoire Cycles recently collaborated with Italian-French shoemakers Berluti to create a customized men’s commuter bike with premium leather accessories. The black and tan design features a fillet-brazed frame, a black-varnished stem, wooden rims by Ghisallo, a sling basket, toe straps, and a clutch frame bag. For a behind-the-scenes look, check out these three videos showing the manufacturing of the Victoire for Berluti bicycle.

New York Bike Style by Sam Polcer

Brooklyn-based photographer Sam Polcer celebrates New York bike culture through his online photo series Preferred Mode. Traveling throughout the five boroughs, Polcer captures the diverse ways in which people style their bikes, clothes, and bodies. He collects 200 of the most personality-rich images in New York Bike Style, recently published by Prestel. The paperback focuses on the pictures but also brings in a few written passages, including an interview with ...

The New Ducati Monster 821

New from Ducati, the Monster 821 is a compact follow-up to the 1200S design in the same family. The latest Monster boasts 8-level traction control, ABS, and a water-cooled 821 cc Testastretta 11° V-twin engine. To be released in July, the motorbike will come in two models priced at $11,000 and $11,500. The standard design will be available in red and white while the “Dark” version will draw the eye ...