Hybrid Bike for the 21st Century Rider - Kenny Roberts PiCycle

Meet The Hybrid Bike for the 21st Century Rider - Kenny Roberts PiCycle: If there is such a thing that I would like to boast to ride in the streets while in my mood for some environmental lovin' rounds, aside from the $20 Cardboard Bicycle by Israeli Inventor Izhar Gafni, it would be no other that what has been labeled as the 21st Century Bike - The Kenny Roberts PiCycle! Take a look at this lovely machine.
PiCycles hybrid bike by Kenny Roberts
The PiCycles™ seamlessly combines the human and electric power; The cycle unit has got power on both wheels, so to speak. The human rider provides the energy needed in the rear wheel while the electric motor power pumps up the front. PiCycles can be operated as both bicycle and motorcycle in just a push of a button provided at the right part of the handle bar. It is designed with an on-demand thumb or twist throttles that can be used when needed.
The wheel drive gearing system uses a "Patented Carbon Gates Belt Drive system". This ensures silent operation of the machine while taking away the worries on rusting and rubbing off any grease on your precious pants leg. Well, beat this - PiCycles™ is virtually a zero (0) maintenance mode of transportation, which can be relied on for many years ahead.
PiCycles hybrid bike by Kenny Roberts
When it comes to dynamism, PiCycles is equipped with a braking mechanism that is capable to act as a generator and a charger. So whenever you brake, you actually give back to the bike.

Lastly, at least for this feature post, PiCycles™ can be charged using any standard electric outlet. For the tech savvy cycling individuals, you would be more than delighted that this hybrid bike comes with a charger for your smartphones, GPS devices and digital cameras. To compliment more on this part, Pi Mobility dedicated an App that can provide stats of the "rider's speed, charge level and efficiency". I am sure you would agree that this will be in great harmony with a cycling comfort map.

I guess this is more than enough for the brag, isn't it? I know that by this time, you would love to own this beautiful machine. Get to know more about it here. (Sources: Pi Mobility, Goodnet.Org)

19 comments:

  1. That looks like a heavy-duty bike. Who's the target market of PiCycles?

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  2. Being a bike lover that I am, I want to have this one. =>

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  3. These are amazing! specially the design, I like riding bicycles when I was a kid but things changed when we transferred to a smaller area without a space to roam around safely with bicycle.

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  4. Wow looks so cool to have one. If I'm a biker it would be a dream to have one.

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  5. The body of bike is really fancy. Is this really light weight or a little heavier than a usual mountain bike?

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  6. Whoah! Based on your description alone, this bike must cost a fortune! I wonder if Lance Armstrong would buy one of these?

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  7. I hope this is easy enough to ride. I am not good at riding bikes since we're in the middle of a city where there are cars everywhere!!!

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  8. I just read a post about the difference between carbon and aluminum bikes. This interest me because I am thinking of buying a bike. However, would you know if this is available here in the Philippines and how much will it cost?

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  9. Looks really good and takes dynamo technology to the next level! We have a sustainable bike too, made of bamboo yet it seems to be tough enough to be used for roads.

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  10. I always wanted to own a bike. Well, maybe someday. Questions. How do you know that a bike is durable? What material should the bike be made of? Thanks!

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  11. I always wanted to own a bike. Well, maybe someday. Questions. How do you know that a bike is durable? What material should the bike be made of? Thanks!

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  12. Kinda weird-looking bike but I like the concept and built. Must be easy to handle too!

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  13. Rochkirstin,
    Looking at its build, this is one expensive bike to own. But if we can localize the technology, maybe we can produce the like of it at a price affordable for the everage Pinoy.

    Franc,
    Time to invest, hehe. I want one too ^^

    Mark Joseph,
    Since you would like to roam around, I would not recommend a stationary bike then :)

    Makoy,
    Well, I will be dreaming of this bike for sure.

    Pa UI,
    The mechanism and system looks bulky so I would assume that this is a bit heavier than a usual mountain bike.

    Trulyrich,
    Yea, the cost is a bit offset from what a common Pinoy can afford but who knows someday we can have a local version of it.

    zion,
    Rude motorists are sure deterrent to a willing biker in the neighborhood :)

    special education,
    As far as I know, this bike is not yet available in the Philippines.

    Jason,
    That bamboo bike is somewhat along the line of the cardboard bicycle invented by Gafni of Israel.

    Dust,
    Generally, We got aluminum, carbon fiber, titanium and steel. In terms of lengetivity, it would be the last two materials, i.e titanium and steel.

    Albert,
    That arc design is surely unique in its own kind. The bike's frame is quite big so I think yes, it is easy to handle.

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  14. I saw goofy ride this kind of bicycle. lol! I think this new design will be the talk of the town.

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  15. HYBRID as this innovative bike called may be attractive to exclusive rider enthusiasts and not for common public because of its dynamic features.

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  16. It looks like a handsome-rugged bike.Is it durable? How many miles or kilometers can this bike able to do?

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  17. Cool bikes! I wonder how much it costs. I dream of riding one of these bikes.

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  18. Wow, looks like one nasty bike to own. I bet it's something almost the price of a car here at PHL.

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  19. wow. . unique and looks like very durable than ordinary designed bike nowadays.

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