Manta5 Hydrofoil Bike Prototype Demo

Manta5 is in the final stages of developing a revolutionary Hydrofoil Bike that allows riders to plane across the surface of the water like never before! Check out the first glimpse of the prototype Hydrofoil Bike AKA the ‘Proto6’:

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Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG bicycles

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The bike above is a collaboration between Mercedes-AMG and German bicycle brand Rotwild, a builder that has been around since 1996, according to the company’s website. The bicycle in question is the R.S2 “Beast of the Green Hell.” It’s inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT R sports car that was promoted with the same nickname. It uses a carbon frame and wheels, as well as disc brakes. It’s also painted in green and black to match the Green Hell Magno color available on the GT R. Only 50 of them will be built, and each will carry a pricetag of over €7,000.

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The second bicycle is from Aston Martin and another German bicycle company, this one called Storck Bicycles. This bike company has also only been around since 1995. The bike is called the Fascenario.3 Aston Martin Edition, and it will be a bit less rare than the Mercedes bicycle, with 107 total units. It’s still a cool vehicle, though, featuring a carbon frame and wireless shifters. In total it weighs 13 pounds. It does lack the disc brakes of the Mercedes bicycle, though. Pricing hasn’t been announced for the Aston Martin bike, but don’t expect it to be cheap.

Terrorists don’t scare city cyclists. We already have to deal with cars.

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Eben Weiss writes how drivers are dangerous whether they’re radicalized or just oblivious:

After Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City, in which police say Sayfullo Saipov steered a truck onto our most popular bike path and killed eight people while injuring 12 others, many local cyclists took to social media to express their determination to ride the next day despite the horror.

They didn’t need to. Of course we’ll keep riding.

If there’s one group of road users virtually immune to being cowed by a lowly act of terrorism involving a motor vehicle, it’s cyclists. We’re reminded every day — through rolled-down car windows, on too-narrow roads, via social media — that we “share” the roads with people who actively hate us and that our interests (including safety) come behind theirs. Every one of us knows what it’s like to stare death in the grille. Daily riders have all had drivers aim their cars at us as if they were about to plow us down, whether because of run-of-the-mill inattention or out-and-out road rage. This reality is priced into our decision to ride.

Read the rest here.

Watch the Best Jumps, Flips, and Drops from the 2017 Red Bull Rampage

Eighteen of the world’s best freeride mountain bikers and hundreds of fans convened in Virgin, Utah, on Friday for the sport’s annual blue-ribbon event, the Red Bull Rampage.

The riders, and their teams of “diggers,” had spent the previous week on the mountainside crafting their own lines into the dirt of Utah’s Red Rock Country. With the course completed, each rider took two runs that were judged based on the difficulty of the line, air amplitude, control and fluidity, tricks, and style.

No two competitors took the same route down, and the crowd was treated to a succession of gap jumps, huge drops, and flips that seemed to defy gravity.

Check out our short highlight reel below:

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Blaze Laserlight now fitted to all 12,000 Santander Cycles

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Blaze Laserlight is now fitted to all 12,000 Santander Cycles, to help people stay more visible in the darker evenings.

The Blaze Laserlight projects the symbol of a bicycle six metres in front of the bike, onto the ground, making you easier to be seen on the road.  By in effect lengthening the bike to six metres long, it ensures that users feel a lot safer.

TFL are upgrading their fleet of bikes. These bikes have a range of new features, including a comfier saddle and puncture proof tyres, all designed to improve your safety and cycling experience.

For more information, visit tfl.gov.uk/santandercycles

Ed Sheeran breaks his arm in a car-bike crash

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World famous singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has reportedly broken his arm in a car-bike crash.

The 26-year-old pop star was involved in a car-bike collision in London and rushed to the hospital on Monday, just a few days before the planned start of his concert tour of Asia. Sheeran has since told fans that having reportedly broken his wrist, elbow, and rib, Sheeran was forced to cancel the tour.Ed Sheeran bike crash

A photo posted to Instagram shows Sheeran’s right arm in a cast and his other in a sling, which could impede the guitarists’ ability to perform.

Watch Martyn Ashton’s Whistler dream come true

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Martyn Ashton travels to Whistler, Canada, to ride the most famous MTB trails in the world on an adapted Canyon bike, courtesy of GMBN.

Martyn Ashton is a household name for anyone who has even ridden a mountain bike. He’s a British and World MTB trials champion and credited by many as one of the pioneers of the sport, who brought trials into the mainstream mountain biking community. It would take a very, very long time to list all of his achievements and projects, but you get the jist… he’s a legend!

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Despite being a world champion and team manager, Martyn never had the honour of riding Whistler Bike Park in British Colombia, Canada. In an accident in 2013, Martyn broke his back, leaving him paralysed from the waist down. But being the absolute baller he is, he hasn’t let that stop him from continuing in the sport he has done so much to progress.

Earlier in the year, Martyn went to Whistler with the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and his adapted Canyon Sender to take part in the Crankworx Air DH – one of the most famous downhill races in the world – a dream Martyn has always had. Who doesn’t want to ride the MTB mecca?

Follow his journey in the player below.