Futuristic design features spokeless wheels and smart lights
If you thought the Specialized Venge ViAS or the Trek Madone were futuristic bikes then think again and take a look at the Cyclotron bike, the innovative new smart bike that its creators think will be the “future of cycling”.
It’s hard to really know where to start with the countless features of the Cyclotron bike, so we’ll begin with it’s unique construction. The frame is constructed from “space grade carbon-fibre” that is “rigid, stiff, and ultralightweight” and integrates all the gear and brake cables, but the most eye-catching feature is the hubless wheel design, allowing you to carry your shopping in the middle of the wheels (something that will slightly detract from the futuristic look of the bike).
As apparently seems mandatory with any new bike on Kickstarter, the Cyclotron bike will come with integrated lights that project a laser bike lane onto the road behind you, are charged using an internal dynamo and will turn on and off using a light sensor.
The bike is also designed to work in tandem with a smartphone app. This will connect with Bluetooth sensors on the bike to measure things like speed, cadence and gear selection, give turn-by-turn navigation, and even have a subscription-based coaching service.
The bad news is that the bike has already been successfully crowdfunded through Kickstarter (raising almost €170,000), meaning that you’ll have to wait until July 2017 to be able to get your hands on one.