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Old 04-08-14, 08:42 AM   #1
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Hybrid Electronic Bike of the Future!

Who wants in?

I realize they are talking about hybrid meaning having a motor but I thought this would be a fun place for this video.

The hybrid electronic bike of the future - Video - Technology
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Old 04-08-14, 08:52 AM   #2
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Interesting. Its an $800 wheel but you would only need a $500 bike for that.
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Old 04-08-14, 10:32 AM   #3
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Old news, though interesting.
Good reference to the term 'hybrid', though; in Germany the term is specifically used with reference to motorized/electric assist bicycles.
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Old 04-08-14, 11:16 AM   #4
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Not too sure if I would be interested in electrics. I want to keep it simple and not having to recharge it every day.
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Old news, though interesting.
Good reference to the term 'hybrid', though; in Germany the term is specifically used with reference to motorized/electric assist bicycles.
Same here in Japan. Our bikes are refered to cross bikes here, not to be confused with cyclocross bikes.
My friend has a elecrtic MTB. Not a clear photo by any means but it's produced by Panasonic and and has carbon fiber casing around the motor / battery pack. Ignore the Stork logo on the hea tube. That's his joke.


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Old 04-08-14, 05:54 PM   #6
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Might as well just go buy Ducati rocket and get it over with.
Kind of takes the point out of pedal power.
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This is a pretty exciting development.

Not so much for me now, but perhaps in 15 years time when not only will the product be much improved, I probably could do with the boost by then.
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It's a godsend for those needing assistance to ride. Cycle assist bicycles have a huge market here. They don't make you any faster, they just assist the push. There are many of them here.
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I like to see all the ideas people come up with with pedal assisted bikes. I saw this Specialized Turbo at a recent bike show, disregarding the price it's a fantastic bike.

Check it out yourself. >Link https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...64507335,d.dGI

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Might as well just go buy Ducati rocket and get it over with.
Kind of takes the point out of pedal power.
Exactly! Buy a moped if your into electric bikes.
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