3D printed steel frame
“People in Amsterdam will soon be able to cycle over the world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge on the world’s first 3D-printed steel bicycle,” promised the MX3D studio. The bike, created by TU Delft student team, is already made as you can see and it looks like nothing, we’ve ever seen. It was created as part of the six-month Advanced Prototyping course at the university, the bicycle’s frame is made from a metal lattice welded in layers by robots.
“It was important for us to design a functional object that people use every day. Being students in the Netherlands, a bicycle naturally came to mind. A bicycle frame is a good test for the technology because of the complex forces involved,” said team member Stef de Groot for dezeen.com.
What do you think of the creation? Would you like to give it a go? We sure would.
You can get paid to ride on EPO
Dutch researchers are planning an unusual study involving EPO. The Centre for Human Drug Research in Leiden wants to officially investigate the effects of EPO on the bike performance and potential side effects of its usage. The researchers, as reported by road.cc, claim that EPO might be banned, but there isn’t any proof that it has performance-enhancing effects on cyclists.
Well, we guess they haven’t heard of a guy named Lance Armstrong…
Whatever their reasons for this research might be, it’s truly a unique opportunity, if you want to earn 860 euros and spend three days riding around Mount Ventoux. On the downside, you have a 50-percent chance of not ending up in the placebo group and really taking EPO.
2 Fat 2 Furious
Rocky Mountain Bicycles released A Fat Bike Freeride Film and it is as glorious as it sounds. Noah Brousseau, Wade Simmons and Geoff Gulevich ride the all-new Rocky Mountain Blizzard and really put it to test. Shot at Coastal Mountains in British Columbia, you can admire much more than the riding skills of these guys. Just sit back and watch.
Beauty and the bike
We’ve got something special coming VERY soon to our website. Can you guess what it is? Stay tuned!
“The swing bike takes a little practice to mount, but it’s surprisingly easy to ride once you get going. Just twist your body a little and the rear wheel kicks out, almost like drifting but without losing traction. Although the bike is a little heavy, it’s pretty easy to pedal on flat terrain. Do one mean gangster lean around a turn and you won’t want to put this bike down. It’s really addictive to ride,” claims Seth from Bike Hacks and we kind of want to agree with him.
Looks like great fun, doesn’t it?
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