The Bike Of The Future

Posted By Ben Goulding, 12 August, 2009 | permalink

A bike, with computer-like intelligence, which can never be stolen, has puncture-proof tyres, uses a solar-powered motor when you get tired, will play music and count calories while you ride, will be in everyday use by 2029, says British Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman.

Future Bike

Fingerprint recognition technology means that only the owner of the bike will be able to unlock it, spoke-less wheels makes it more aerodynamic, whilst self-inflating tyres mean punctures won’t occur.

All of the technology in this proposed bike is already available – it just needs to be put together.

If the bike went on sale today, it would cost £500,000. Once the bicycles are mass produced, Mr Boardman said they could sell for around £2,000.

The only downside I can see is the solar power technology to power the motor when you get tired. If you’re feeling sluggish at night…or in Britain, then you’ve got a problem!


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Asswass August 12, 2009

I want one of those. It should be very light.

Ben Goulding August 12, 2009

Yeh, it’s made of lightweight carbon fibre. I love the wheels, they’re awesome!

loudjina January 22, 2011

show me how to ride the bike of the future

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