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Old 02-04-11, 04:12 PM   #1
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The Yike Bike

Yike Bike article in the New York Times.

Yeah, it's electric, but it folds! Very cool!

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Old 02-04-11, 05:41 PM   #2
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Cool concept, but when compared to lets say the CarryMe Electric its really not that impressive:

Price:
YikeBike: $3500
CarryMe: $1400

Battery life:
YikeBike: Manufacture says 10km
CarryMe DC: personal test is about 30km including a little pedalling

Ride:
Yike: Learn new riding style
CarryMe DC: 10meters to adjust to smaller wheels


Weight:
YikeBike: 11kg
CarryMe: 12kg

Ways to carry it around:
YikeBike: Lift and carry
CarryMe: Rolling wheels (like luggage) lifting only in stairs

What happens if you run out of battery halfway:
YikeBike: You walk
CarryMe: You ride using pedals



Folding speed:
YikeBike: 20sec
CarryMe: 8sec

Speed & Weight limits: Both the same (24km/h,100kg)


Source:
http://www.yikebike.com/faq/full-spec-sheet
http://www.pacific-cycles.com/produc...cat2=33&pid=28
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Old 02-04-11, 05:53 PM   #3
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The CarryMe electric has 216 Volt-amp-hours. From checking other electric bike specs, it looks like you'll get 1 mile for 18 V-AH. This translates into 12 miles (no pedaling) for the CarryMe. Which is still way more than the YikeBike.
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Old 02-04-11, 06:27 PM   #4
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One looks like a bike out of TRON, the other looks like a toy.

http://www.yikebike.com/

vs.

http://www.pacific-cycles.com/

(Yes , I know the CarryMe is highly praised.)
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The name is what you say at the price tag.
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Is the Yike Bike even a bicycle? Isn't it more of a motor scooter? The pedals don't appear to move.
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It's a segway with a seat. Oh, and it doesn't balance you. and it's not that much cheaper.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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probably been posted here somewere but heres a promo video

[video]http://youtu.be/1h7hVysw0n4[/video]
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The very first info them had on it show two versions. The one them have now
but also a possible version that had real pedals going to the front wheel and
actually being without electric motor.

How much that one would cost I have no idea. But it looked kind of cute like
a small version of the very big PennyFart or what them was named. Bone Shakers?

You know two yards high very big front wheel.
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Old 11-07-11, 09:06 PM   #11
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It's still overpriced. If the owner can get them down to $450.00 dollars, you'll see them all over the papers because they will be everywhere!
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The electric one do costs too much. My opinion.
When they made their first pages on their site
they also presented a HPV version that one
used pedals to drive the front wheel.

I guess that is not so easy to make practical?
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The article says it has 'anti-skid' brakes and so can stop faster than a bicycle. Well if you don't mind stopping quickly with your face on the road, I suppose it would stop fast. Looks like it would dump you straight down with a quick stop. People have gone over their handlebars with a bicycle by hitting the front brakes too hard, I can't imagine what would happen with the 'Yike'. Maybe that is why they called it that.
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Old 07-27-12, 01:41 PM   #14
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Would be cool to find the old picture of the Penny Fart version with pedals.
I guess the picture where a CGI design suggestion and not something they
really had built though.
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