Transform your bike and transform your city.
After a lot of interest, many design awards and several enticing videos promising the future of the bike, the Copenhagen Wheel is now available for pre-oder. The wheel, a 26″ or 700c diameter with a dropout of 135mm, will fit on the back of most normal bikes.
The Copenhagen Wheel was initially developed at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab as a research project, sponsored by the Mayor of Copenhagen. It has won multiple design awards and been reviewed in over 1,000 media publications
On one charge the bike boast a range of up to 50km/31mi and a top speed of 25km/h (20mph). This is one of those design solutions that when you look at it you wonder how no one else has thought of it before. The solution just works perfectly.
A while back I wrote a short article on The Benefits of Walkable Cities highlighting the kind of positive progression that developing a city around a sense of human scale can bring. The Copenhagen Wheel easily fits into this future scenario. Allowing for the increased mobility without having the kind of detrimental impact on inner-city landscapes that vehicles currently impose.
This, to me feels like the start of something new and exciting in the cycling world. Another step away from our reliance on cars and the constant fast pace of life inside isolated pods.
Visit their website and find out more at Superpedestrian.