The Gi FlyBike takes away the pain of regular urban cycling with some help from Smart technology
Oh, this is definitely pretty fly for a bike! Taking in all the pains that urban cyclists face, the good people at Gi FlyBike have reinvented and added some Smart technology into what seems like a regular bicycle.
The inspiration for Gi FlyBike that originates from Argentina, first came to its three inventors during a national strike that crippled the entire public transportation structure – rendering a large portion of its citizens without a means of transport to get home. They then wanted to create a viable option for the masses to commute from point A to point B without the pains of regular bicycles.
The Gi FlyBike is essentially a Smart, electric, foldable, full 26” wheeled bicycle that requires little to no maintenance. It is equipped with solid tires that require no pumping and which will never puncture, coupled with a non-grease belt drive so no oiling either! It is relatively light, weighing in at just 16.7kg (37lbs) the Gi FlyBike is easily foldable with one slick handed lever lift.
Being an electric bike, it has a 3-speed electric assistance technology that will help you when travelling up a slop. On a single full charge the Gi FlyBike can travel up to 64km (40 miles).
So How Smart Is The Gi FlyBike?
Think GPS, Smartphone charging and self-locking features. With the Gi FlyBike comes a companion mobile application that gives you access to a myriad of features. The application is able to tap on GPS technology to show you which route is the most efficient for you to reach your intended location.
On your way to work and your Smartphone is running low on juice? The Gi FlyBike is capable of charging your Smartphone as you are travelling to your intended location – like a car, but on two wheels and minus the precious air conditioning system.
The fact is, expensive bicycles run a higher risk of getting stolen. With that in mind, the inventors of Gi FlyBike have come up with an automatic locking feature that will lock your Gi FlyBike when you are out of range (4.5m/15 feet). Unlock it with the companion mobile application or you can chose to give your friend a secret code to access your bicycle.
Availability And Price
If you are thinking of getting your hands on the Gi FlyBike, they are raising funds on here. The Gi FlyBike is priced at US$2290 (including international shipping), orders for the Gi FlyBike is expected to be fulfilled from June 2016 onward.
By Geralyne Kaye /December 4, 2015 17:40PM GMT+8 Singapore
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