from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Personal transportation is getting better and more convenient all the time — just check out a bit of the history of the bicycle (or velocipedes). An early velocipede was even nicknamed the “boneshaker” for its uncomfortable ride. Here are just a few advances in the field of personal vehicles that look slightly more pleasant to ride.
- Common bicycles have messy, noisy, annoying chains to deal with, but the BMC UC01 city bike uses the Gates Carbon Drive system with a tough belt and nearly silent operation. Maybe it’s not as hip as a fixie, but if you have $2K to spend on a cool bike, you probably don’t care. [url]
- The Solowheel is an electric unicycle that charges up in 1-2 hours with a range of 10-20 miles. It can be ridden hands-free, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful… [url]
- The YikeBike is a compact electric bicycle with anti-skid regenerative brakes that can fold up and be carried in a backpack. Two wheels makes it look a bit safer than the Solowheel, but it’s only a matter of time before someone finds out for sure. [url]
If you’d like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.