Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


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13 pounds.

It doesn’t have a throttle that lets you just run it like a motorbike. It senses how you ride and gives you a boost when you need it.

Riders are given a boost as they pedal by measuring their effort, instead of using a throttle. This preserves the normal biking experience while enabling riders to bike faster, farther, and easier….All actuation of the wheel happens automatically via the pedals through sensing and control algorithms. When the rider pedals harder, such as when going uphill, the wheel pushes with increasing power. Using your smartphone with the Superpedestrian app, you can vary the level of powered assist.

via Copenhagen Wheel bike booster rolls out, available for pre-order : TreeHugger.



Also known as “The Cancellara”

The annual competition has brought forth the latest trends of the industry and has also shown what the bikes of the future might become, the center said recently.

“There has been an obvious growth of popularity in electric bikes,” a spokeswoman of the center said, adding that six of the 19 finalists used such products.

Apart from a smaller motor system, how the battery is concealed in an aesthetic way is also crucial, she added.

The “Velocity,” an urban bike designed by Chen Cheng-liang of Taiwan, for example, has a hidden and detachable power assistance system inside the frame.

via Light electric vehicles, urban bikes foci of design competition | Eco-Business.com.




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