Water bike blends bicycle with pontoon boat

Walking on water will never happen for most of us, but riding on water is now a possibility. The new Schiller Sports X1 is a pedal-powered boat with two pontoons where the rider sits, pedals and steers similarly to riding a bike on land.The X1 is steered with two props connected to the handlebars. The X1 weighs about 45 pounds (20.4kg), and can be broken down to fit into the back of a vehicle, the company claims.Singlespeed and internal-hub aficionados can appreciate the Gates belt drive, which makes perfect sense for, well, cycling in water.Similarly, the frame is made of rust-free anodized aluminum, with stainless steel components.

Voigt sets new hour record

LONDON (Reuters) – German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling's governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of 49.700 km set by Czech rider Andrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt's record follows a revision by the UCI of the rules, introduced in 2000, governing equipment used in the celebrated competition

Cycling-Voigt sets new hour record

(adds details, quotes) LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling’s governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of 49.700 km set by Czech rider Andrej Sosenka in 2005. Voigt’s record follows a revision by the UCI of the rules, introduced in 2000, governing equipment used in the celebrated competition

Vanderkitten cycle clothing by Pactimo – first look

As more women’s cycle clothing enters the market, the stories behind the brands and what they represent are just as important to many riders as the price and fit of the garmets. Vanderkitten is a brand that excels in this way. Its history, values and the role models it cultivates make riders wearing their kit feel like part of a welcoming, worldwide community

In the News: Wiggins may head Sky-backed development team

Bradley Wiggins’ future remains uncertain after being left off Sky’s 2014 Tour de France lineup. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThe Guardian reports that Team Sky and British Cycling are investigating forming a development team with Bradley Wiggins as its leader and The post In the News: Wiggins may head Sky-backed development team appeared first on VeloNews.com.