I don’t know how many of you readers live in a city (but I suppose I could easily figure that out thanks to Google Analytics) but I stumbled upon an interesting innovation:
Its called the MagicWheel.
I’ve read studies (and will post links here when I can find them) that show that riding a bike in a city is a much more efficient use of time and energy. Specifically, eliminating the need to find a parking spot leads to time savings as much as 5 min over a three mile range; plus, this doesn’t even include the saving of environmental impact due to carbon emissions.
BUT, anyone who lives in a city also is very aware of the risk entailed with leaving a bike outside–even locked up with the most expensive Kryptonite Lock is a major risk.
Here’s enters the MagicWheel; here’s the specs off the website:
- Weight: 6.3 KG
- Max Height: 29 inches
- Wheel Dia: 26′ / 20mm
- Rear direction wheel:125mm x 25mm
- Wheel used: Professional sports wheel
- Frame: High quality reinforced ABS plastic
- Colour: Black & Red
- 90 days warranty, tool kit & user manual included
- Rider Weight: Maximum 110 Kg
That’s definitely small enough to fit under any desk or into any nook within an office or restaurant/cafe. Gone are the days of kicking yourself over not having insurance for your $3,000 bike that’s only used for getting around town that was just stolen while you were in the restroom of your favorite cafe.
Here’s a video for you to take a look at, as well as a few others you might want to see.