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Showing posts with label electric bike. Show all posts

It's Electric. it Folds. And It's Smarter Than You. The Awesome Gi Bike.

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The new Gi Bike is a full-sized folding electric bike with wireless smartphone integration. Weighing a scant 15.4 lb (7kg)*, the aluminum frame bike is loaded with features, looks futuristic and comes with its own app and USB port for both Android and iOS phones.

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Folding in a mere 3 seconds with a single-motion operation, the Gi Bike can run 40 miles on one battery charge and reaches speeds up to 15mph (25kph). Powered by a lithium ion battery, you get five levels of assistance along with a smart mode that analyzes your use and adjusts itself accordingly.

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“The intelligent app will foresee any detractions from your set-route, enroute,” says Gi Bike. “Hazards, constructions, heavy traffic, will be constantly updated by users via social integration, making the Gi your perfect companion when time’s running short.”

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The Gi Bike comes with integrated rear lights, LEDs on the sides of the front wheel, and an anti-theft lock system that switches on automatically when you walk 10ft away from the bike.

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Once folded, it’s only 900mm (3ft) long and 1,020mm (3ft 4in) tall, and you can shift it around like wheeled luggage.

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The bike is fitted with a monoblade fork, an off-centre seat tube, a one-sided chainstay and no seatstays at all. It’s belt driven and you get a USB port in the down tube so you can recharge your phone while you’re riding. The rims and spokes are custom-made for the Gi and the tires are 26x1.5 in. Accessories are currently being developed, including a rear mudguard and a briefcase holder.

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And just added, this new teaser video:


*A standard, non-electric version is considerably lighter at 26.5lb (12kg).

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For more info check out www.gibike.com and be sure to look out for the launch on Kickstarter soon.

Shinola's Very Limited Runwell Di2 and All Their Other American Made Bikes.



The heart and soul of a Shinola bicycle begins in the legendary Waterford Precision Cycles factory in Wisconsin, where their frames and forks are individually handcrafted by experts using double-butted cro-moly steel.

Once shipped to their Detroit workshop, they undergo a custom-level assembly by Shinola's bike specialists, and each component is fitted by hand and tested for precision. This close attention to each and every detail ensures that every bicycle that ships from their Detroit workshop delivers impeccable reliability and an unbeatably smooth and responsive ride.

At the moment they have the Runwell, The Bixby, The Bixby for Women and now the Limited Runwell Di2.


The Very Limited Runwell Di2


This limited edition Shinola Runwell Di2 ($4,500) has been creating lots of buzz since Interbike. Shinola has committed to making only ten, and folks are lining up to get one while they last.




Classic styling meets the performance benefits of race-proven shifting and braking technology in The Runwell Di2 Limited Edition. Features the enduring style and predictable handling of an American-made lugged steel frame and fork, combined with the latest performance technology of Shimano Di2 electronic shifting and Alfine hydraulic brakes, Alfine dynamo front hub, and Supernova E2 Pro bright light.





Lightning quick, push button shifting, with handlebar-mounted LED control panel, and on-demand lighting make The Runwell Di2 Limited Edition a classic bike that’s also incredibly convenient. They've built out The Runwell Di2 Limited Edition with their own aluminum front rack, black alloy fenders and fender-mounted super bright PDW FenderBot tail light. Cables, wires and Di2 battery are internally routed.






Due to the extremely limited availability of The Runwell Di2, each bike will be built to order, with an anticipated ship date of March 2014.

Only available in white
$4500
buy it here


The Runwell:



Inspired by the enduring French style of Porteur bicycles, first used by newspaper couriers in Paris, The Runwell delivers a classic blend of urban style and practicality. Meticulously designed to yield the best characteristics of a lugged steel frame and fork, we've engineered The Runwell to handle predictably and smoothly for city riding, commuting and errand running. Virtually maintenance free, courtesy of the high-end Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal hub, daily riders will never need to worry about adjustment, maintenance or exposure to rain and snow.





Stopping power, in any weather condition, is assured with the quiet and smooth disc brakes. Internal cable routing keeps the cables out of sight and out of the elements. Racks and fenders fit easily onto the frame. Responsive and predictable handing, classic and enduring style, low-to-no maintenance, stopping power in any weather condition, with an American-made frame and fork—The Runwell is truly a unique and worthy voice in the crowd.







Available in dark orange, light orange or blue.
$2,950.00
buy it here

The Bixby:




The Bixby--an Editors' choice by both Outside Magazine and Bicycling Magazine--riffs off the fun look of the curved top tube, but improves on the fit and function with nimble frame geometry and a Shimano 3-speed internal hub.The American-made steel frame and fork are designed for comfort, utility and smooth urban riding, in dry or wet.




The Bixby is offered in both a classic men's and women's frame design, with thoughtful touches like gender-specific saddle design and proportional geometry. Like The Bixby's big brother, the Runwell, The Bixby frame has custom Shinola dropouts, fork crown, rack and fender mounts and internal cable routing.




Available in green or charcoal
$1,950.00
buy it here


The Women's Bixby:




The Bixby riffs off the fun look of the curved top tube, but improves on the fit and function with nimble frame geometry and a Shimano 3-speed internal hub. The American-made steel frame and fork are designed for comfort, utility and smooth urban riding, in dry or wet.





The Bixby is offered in both a classic men's and women's frame design, with thoughtful touches like gender-specific saddle design and proportional geometry. Like The Bixby's big brother, the Runwell, The Bixby frame has custom Shinola dropouts, fork crown, rack and fender mounts and internal cable routing.



Available in charcoal, pink or taupe
$1,950.00
Buy it here

http://www.shinola.com

Shinola also makes watches and leather goods. Check out all their cool American-made items here

all images and bike descriptions courtesy of Shinola.

Philippe Starck's PIBAL, an Urban Hybrid Bike/Scooter, Gets Produced In 3000 Units by Peugeot.



PHILIPPE STARCK UNVEILS 'THE BICYCLE OF THE FUTURE' DESIGN IN BORDEAUX



When Bordeaux wanted to expand its bike sharing program, it turned to its citizens for input, garnering 300 responses, and the resulting ideas were integrated into a concept bike by designer Philippe Starck. The result is a crowd-sourced bicycle that is claimed to be the “ideal city bike”.



C'mon people, it's only a dollar.