Why anyone would want a YikeBike over a Segway or a good old fashioned bicycle is beyond us. Yet, that hasn’t stopped the company from producing the carbon fiber machine, which now sells for $3,595 and ships in about a week’s time.
It has a top speed of about 15mph, a range of just over 6 miles and a set of Hi-vis built in LED lights to keep you safe during after hour commutes. The weight of the actual machine is 22lbs, which is light enough to carry but enough to feel over encumbered after a short walk.
Those of you that weigh more than 220lbs, measure under 5′ 4″ or over 6′ 4″ can forget about, since YikeBike says it won’t work with your specs.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."