April 2014 BOM – Gibike prototype

 

We saw this cool machine at Sea Otter.  It’s a Gibike – electric/human hybrid.  Designed to be an inner city commuter.  At this time it’s a prototype and the inventors are looking for some investment via Kickstarter to get into production.

It’s not only a beautiful bicycle it’s also well thought out in terms of functionality.  I was drawn to the swoopy lines, open crankset and single sided chainstay and front end.  It also folds easily for storage with just one lever, it has a multi gear rear hub, USB charging port, non-greasy belt drive and anti-theft locks built right in.  Head to their web site to get all the details right from the source.