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Design Trends: The Bike of the
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Future

 

In  2010,  the Seoul Cycle Design Competition offered designers to showcase  their  ideas and proposals about the future of biking. Danish designer  Nils  Sveje emerged as the winner, his design, which has been dubbed ‘Bike 2.0’,   is a contemporary remake on this age-old form of transportation. The   design is aesthetically simple, but deceivingly so when one discovers   the amount of technology in the bike. Instead of a chain, the bike has a   pedal-powered internal generation that is wired directly to the rear   motor. Instead of shifters, it has two wireless rings on the handlebar,   which make turning, gearing, and controlling the bike much easier. In   addition, it features a stepless gearbox and 301 Moved Permanently a regenerative coaster   brake. The Intelligent Cadence Levelling Feature keeps the rider   pedalling at a consistent speed and intensity (which can be adjusted via   the handlebars), thus imitating the purpose of exercise bikes. Bike 2.0   has the added bonus of being ecological, as seen with its intelligent   energy usage mechanism, which, among other things, controls the rate at   which riders charge the bike’s batteries. The bike’s lack of external   features allows riders to personalise their bike with parts such as   front forks and

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rims. Its aluminium frame has built-in lighting, and can   be adjusted to fit riders of all sizes comfortably. The bike’s   technology, aesthetics, and concepts prove that Bike 2.0 is only a   glimpse into the future of bicycle design.

 

 

 

Content source: http://www.inodasveje.com/products/electronics/bike-2-0/

 

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