Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bike of the future!

Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman introduced this new bicycle design that is possible to make but won't be financially feasible for the next 20 years. Some of the fun features in this bike includes a built-in computer system with fingerprint recognition that allows only the owner of the bike to use it. It is also has a calorie counter per pedal and has a solar-powered motor so the bike can keep moving even though you get tired. Here's what the article from dailymail.co.uk says

Spoke-less wheels make the bike more aerodynamic while the tyres will be puncture-proof with self-inflating tyres. 

'The tyre (and rim) rotate around the doughnut shape which is fixed, a bit like having a bangle on your wrist - it can spin on your wrist without your wrist turning,' Mr Boardman explained.

Owners of the bike, which is still being designed, won't even always have to pedal  -  a battery-assisted motor run by solar panels takes over if they get tired.

Plus the frame is made of carbon fibre, making the bike strong and lightweight.

Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1205714/Bike-future-stolen-puncture-proof-tyres-play-music-ride.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0OXxqOFVS

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