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Easy Rider

Electra's Ticino 8d looks like the past and rides like the future.

Author Adam K. Raymond Photography Norimichi Inoguchi


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The Ticino 8d bike, from California-based manufacturer Electra, may look like an antique cruiser, but with the exception of its charming design, this two-wheeler is on the cutting edge. Retro-style details such as tourist handlebars and hammered alloy fenders are engineered using modern technology and advanced materials, resulting in parts that look like classics but perform like modern marvels. And it’s comfortable, too. The leather handlebar grips and custom saddle seat make the Ticino the closest modern civilization has gotten to a La-Z-Boy on two wheels.

HOLY SPOKES
Ticino 8d / $800 / www.electrabike.com

LIKE THE WIND

The next time some wise guy tells you to go fly a kite, grab a classic Hata and do as you’re told. / $19 / www.intothewind.com

DARK MATTER

Designed with the help of Olympian Shaun White, Oakley’s Holbrook shades are as cool as the snow White shreds. / $120 / www.oakley.com

CARRY ON

Made from willow seagrass and wood chips, this picnic basket is packed with everything from drinking glasses to a cheese knife. B.Y.O. brie. / $130 / www.picnicbeyond.com

DOWN UNDER

This handsome little package unfolds into a pillowy, waterproof picnic blanket. Go ahead, have a seat. / $20 / www.picnicworld.net

HAVE A BALL

The official match ball for the 2010 World Cup, the Jabulani sports 11 colors to commemorate South Africa’s 11 languages, 11 indigenous tribes and the 11 players who take the field for each Cup squad. / $150 / www.shopadidas.com

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