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Mar 23, 2011

Gates, Bosch, And NuVinci Combine To Make Pedal-Assist E-bike Concept

There's those who want electric bikes that'll hurtle you down the road at 40mph at the twist of the throttle, and there's those who believe pedaling to be enjoyable enough, but would like a less strenuous bicycling experience.

 If you find yourself a member of column B, listen up, because Gates, NuVinci, andBosch have created an e-bike concept that'll satisfy your two-wheeled transportation needs. Gates supplied its Carbon electric belt drive, NuVinci brought its N360 infinitely variable planetary hub, and Bosch threw in a battery and control system to make a bicycle beauty.

The power train is set up to give riders pedal-assist with four settings that go from Lance to lazy, depending on your mood. At an estimated cost of €2,600 - €3,200 ($3,680 - $4,530).

12 comments:

Zombie said...

Interesting. Cant wait to see what this will be like when it actually comes out.

Guy Movie Blogger said...

"from Lance to Lazy."

I lol'd. It looks pretty sweet. I'd get one just to piss off the hipsters riding around on their fixies!

Colin B said...

Oh man, that costs as much as a used car :(

Sean said...

Fuck lazy people. Who is going to buy this? It costs too much to be affordable by young people, who would rather get a car than this 99.9% of the time and anybody who does own one probably wouldn't use it most of the time because it fucking defeats the purpose of a bicycle: i.e. EXERCISE.

Jay.CA said...

a bit too pricey for me, but great concept.

Salman A said...

This actually looks VERY cool. Thank you for sharing this!

Stare Dad said...

Really interesting stuff. I'd like to have one of those.

Totenkreuz said...

How lazy. Stickin with original bikes.

Engelhart said...

That's a great idea, it's just too bad about the price. I think it would have to be under $1000 for it to be a really viable option.

ScottD said...

Price is not that bad. A good bike like a trek etc. are between 1000-2500 anyway!

ScottD said...

@guy
make sure you wear your helmet and full skin tight biking attire also!

Lenny said...

interesting!!

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