The trendy bikes are rage among youth and children as they offer awesome style statement with a touch of luxury and comfort. These trendy bikes are equipped with plenty of features that makes your ride a worthy one. It lets you carry your cool gadgets like iPod or iPhone and plenty more devices without any hassle. If you are looking for a trendy bike with advanced features that enable you to carry your gadgets with style, here is a list of six cool bikes that you would certainly like to know about and go for.
1. Rael concept bike
Evan Solida’s Rael is yet another concept bike, although this one does not dicker with the time-tested double-triangle frame, wheels and chain. Instead, it aims to make a regular carbon-fiber road-bike safer to ride. What you do not see is Solida’s Cervellum Hindsight digital rear-view camera hidden in the seat-stays. It continuously records a loop of video and if it detects a crash with its accelerometer, it keeps recording for ten seconds and then stops, keeping the footage as evidence. The Cervellum can also be hooked up to a 3.5-inch transflective (viewable in sunlight) LCD screen mounted on the handlebars, giving you a digital rear-view mirror. The drops have been refashioned into pistol-grips and the brake levers flipped to point up instead of down.
2. Ver2 electric bike
Designer Yuji Fujimura continues to impress with his futuristic designs. Earlier he has designed Lounge Chair Workstation, now the designer has popped up the second version of his electric bike concept that not only allows brisk inter-city commutation but also helps in sustaining the environment. Entitled “EBIQ,” the electric bike concept Ver2 generates power from a lithium-ion battery or what you call electric car battery, to get the bike going for a longer period. When used as electric bike, the EBIQ sets both the pedals at a low position, which together with a handlebar folds into the body to fit in compact parking spaces. Moreover, the rider can store his/her portable gadgets, including laptop, cell phone, iPod and more in the compartment to charge them on the go. An integrated screen upfront connects to your laptop (stored in the compartment) to access internet or web navigation on the move.
3. iHome iH85b bike
You will want to put your pedal to the metal with the iHome iH85B Bike to Beach Bicycle Speaker for iPod. A water-resistant iPod speaker case that clamps to your bike frame, the Bike to Beach features a handlebar-mounted remote control, which allows for safe cycling while listening to your tunes. This iHome bicycle speaker features Reson8 technology which provides full, rich sound and a tough water and impact-resistant polycarbonate case. You can even use it when you are not riding. It is perfect for the beach and poolside as well. The iH85B comes with an AC adapter, mounting bracket and all the hardware. It is available for $99.99.
4. Furious sports bike
This bike gadget charger, the I-Green concept by designer Fandi Meng is basically a small square box that you attach to your bike so it can turn kinetic energy into electrical while you pedal. The energy from the I-Green Concept is then used to charge up your iPhone, GPS, radio, etc. This will come in handy for bike peripherals that charge the battery a lot like GPS. Designer Fandi Meng has managed to deliver an awesome design which we hope will score big in market in the coming days.
5. Concept bike by INgSOC
Very interesting bike concept from INgSOC by designers Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli. Unusual combination of aerodynamic shapes of triathlon designs, flexible handling of traditional bikes and advanced hybrid power technology turns ordinary bike into vehicle from fantastic movies. The frame is constructed from carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) for its high strength yield to weight ratio. Adaptability comes from mono-direction reinforcing of the frame, directing stiffness by orienting carbon fiber strains along a projected trajectory. The battery which powers the motor, integrated front and rear lights, as well as a charging dock for communication devices, entertainment or navigation is directly charged from the rider’s own energy output to maximize efficiency.
6. Cycle wheel harnesses kinetic energy concept
Power to juice up your gadgets, power to spike up your laptop! The idea behind re-energy concept is this; you ride the cycle and the wheels function as a generator to convert kinetic energy to power and store the juice. When you run out of battery for your gadgets, recharge them by hooking them up to this unique cycle. A very doable idea so you tech-specialists should have fun talking about this. On similar lines, we do have a pedal-driven washing machine invented!