It appears Mercedes-Benz is offering a $1,200.00 auto-shifting bicycle. Form the article:
>>>Mercedes-Benz has launched its 2005 range of bicycles with three models, including what it claims is the first really comfortable and safe bicycle with an eight-speed automatic gearshift system and active spring suspension.<<<<
If these bikes are the "first" safe and comfortable bikes, where do ours stand next to these hybrids? Regardless, I don't know why a motor car company would want to bother with an eight-speed automatic gearshift system. This is not an automatic Nexus Hub but an eight-speed derailuer! (sp)
All the electronics on this bike is incredible. Way too much and unnecessary.