New Thing is Bike

Posted: 2nd May 2011 by affehaus in design, geek stuff, riding, tech, things I need

I’m not much of a road rider; basically the only time my tires see asphalt is if the trail has a road that crosses through.
But I might be persuaded to compete with traffic if I had one of these.

The Alpha has been designed by engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania, and the component set is fully integrated into the frame.
The belt-drive system can be switched between fixed-gear and free wheel; the handlebars house the lcd display with removable SD card for downloading stats; all electronics (including the rear LEDs) are powered by the dynamo in the front wheel.
I’d buy one for a dollar.

found via Dvice