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Yakkay - trendy helmet
2010

  People say that true beauty comes from within. That is certainly true for the YAKKAY Smart One. The basic helmet is a modern classic with its stainless steel buckles and unique ventilating comfort pads. You can wear it like it is or cover it with one of the many stylish covers. This is the true spirit of YAKKAY: You decide what's right for you.

  YAKKAY “SMART ONE” is a new smart design that differs by its rounded ear straps and adjustment buckles in polished stainless steel. But the real difference shows when one of the many different covers is attached to helmet – It changes from its characteristics of a helmet to a hat and becomes an accessory to your outfit.

  You adjust the helmet to your head with a number of adhesive foam circles which have the added advantage that air can circulate between them. When you are riding your bicycle, air will be pushed into the helmet, and pleasantly cool down your head. In addition, your head will stay dry in rainy weather, as the covers are designed without open holes.

  The helmet fully meets the European CE standard (EN1078). It is available in Small (53-55 cm), Medium (55-57 cm) and Large (57-59 cm).



Where to buy:

  • YAKKAY A/S - Strandvejen 100, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark; Tel: +45 39 20 22 99; Email: info@yakkay.com; www.yakkay.com/Retailers.aspx

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YikeBike – folding electro bike
2010

  YikeBike is an easily folded, taking little space, lightweight, electric bike. It’s a new solution for a city transport and a fresh experiment in design which we consider to be the best of bikes in 2010.

  The YikeBike is electronically limited to 25 kph. It accelerates to top speed in just a few seconds. It’s quite a comfortable speed for moving around the city.

When you need to recharge it – it will take about 20 minutes for 80% charge. A full charge takes 40 mins.

  You don’t need to worry were to park it – you just can fold it - with a bit of practice, folding takes less than 15 seconds and take it with you. The YikeBike weighs around 10.8 kg (23 pounds) with a full battery and air in the tyres. The folded dimensions are 150mm by 600mm by 600mm. The total folded volume is 43 litres. The folded YikeBike is considerably smaller than a typical folding bicycle and the fact that all of the mechanicals are enclosed reduces the risk of marking or staining clothing or furniture.

 Price: $3,595

 

Key features:

 

Weight: 10.8 kg (23 lbs)

Frame: Carbon fibre composite

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Drive: Electric Brushless DC motor

Brakes: Electric anti-skid, regenerative

Battery: LiFePO4 - 40 min re-charge

Speed: 23 km/hr (14.3 m/hr)

Power: 1kW

Range: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Fold size: Compact 43 litres

Fold time: Under 20 seconds

Wheels: 20" front and 8" back

Weight limit: 100 kg (220lbs)

 

 Denis Mas for “FutureNow” magazine



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Review: Gocycle – folding electric bike
2011

  Gocycle is a folding hybrid electric bicycle, which can be driven by electric motor or by pedaling.   

 The battery is hidden in the main frame tube, and electric motor - in the front wheel. For pedal-free ride, push the red button on the left handlebar. The motor will work only when the bike is moving, so you have to start pedaling first. Once you are moving you can press the red button and the motor will take over. The three-speed gears operated with a twist grip are on the right bar. The disc brakes front and rear are also enclosed.

 Gocycle has very promising key features. The nickel metal hydride battery, which needs three hours to charge fully, provides enough power to travel at least 15 miles (24 km) without pedalling – 22 miles (35 km) if used less frequently. The motor’s speed is limited to 24kph (15mph) but tests say it can go even a bit faster. 

  The Gocycle weighs 35.6lbs (16.2kg), including mudguards and EmpowerPack (motor and battery).

  Another reason, making this model more attractive among other electric bikes is that the Gocycle folds and fits into a usual car boot. Gocycle becomes compact enough to be stored in a hard case or soft bag.

Currently, the Gocycle is offered in “So White” or limited edition “Rich Black” colors.

 

Price of a standard version £1,495



Where to buy:

  • www.gocycle.com

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B1K – revolutionary bicycle by Peugeot
2012

  Peugeot has presented a bicycle with a revolutionary design. B1K concept from Peugeot takes cycling to a new level. The whole structure of the bike is made of carbon. The rider’s seat is angled downwards for better balance and higher performance.

  There is no traditional chain - the mechanism is hidden under wraps and you can’t understand how it gets driven. This hidden mechanism, the spoke and hubless rear wheel with rim drive system makes a strong impression.



Where to buy:

  • www.peugeot.com

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Bendy Bike
2013

  Designer: Kevin Scott

 

  There are many ways for securing bikes against theft, but this might be the most creative. The whole bike bends around a suitable post to become the loop through which the bike is secure.

  It's an existing frame for the front and back section and the bendable section is made out of a series of glass-filled nylon section. Built into the seat post of the bike frame is a ratchet system that tensions the glass nylon tubes into a rigid frame for riding, or releases them for lamp post wrapping.

A possible added benefit of the design is that the bike appears like it can be 'folded' or bent for stowage in the home, office or on public transport.



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London Garden Bike
2015

Designers: Marten Wallgren, Il Choi, David Seesing и Miika Hekkinen

 

 This bike is not like any bike that I have ever seen before, as it also doubles as a generator. See the solar panels on the wheels? Using the sun’s rays and the pedaling of the cyclist, energy is created and stored within the bike itself.
 This energy can later be used to turn the bike into an electric scooter or charge another vehicle like a bus. That’s right, part of this design is so cyclists can board specially made buses with their “bike batteries” and plug them into the bus to provide power.  
  These cyclists will be rewarded by not having to pay a fare, because hey, they’re paying for the fuel, right? Not only that, but there is even plans to store the bikes in the air, so that wind power adds more power. 

 

Denis Mas



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