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Does the "Future Bike" have a future?

post #1 of 6
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Saw this and am fascinated by it but wonder ....is it really the bike of the future? 

From the description - 

The Denny e-bike, winner of Oregon Manifest's "Bike Design Contest" through popular vote, will soon be hitting retail stores after receiving a contract to be manufactured. Among its many features is a built-in battery that helps store electrical energy.

http://www.wimp.com/futurebike/

^^^ video included

 

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2024266588_sundaybuzz10xml.html

 

 

post #2 of 6

Saw a blurb about this on local TV.  It looks very interesting.  They will start out with a run of 1000 units, but if it's as cool as it looks, more should follow.

post #3 of 6

Removable battery for charging?  Nice, but why not have a little alternator attached as well so rolling=charging?

post #4 of 6

Liked the design from NYC.

post #5 of 6
Interesting.

I rode one of the "citibike" bike share program bikes in nyc recently. Wouldn't make anyone fall in love with cycling, imho. Kind of like pedaling a dump truck.
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Liked the design from NYC.

 

 

this one is better. wish it had sliding drop outs and disc brake though....... 

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