Greener transportation is all the rage these days, as everyone is trying to reduce their carbon footprint. And let’s not forget how technology is pushing the boundaries for new, innovative ideas and concepts within the transportation sphere. Daymak’s Shadow eBike is one of these interesting concepts. Designed as a solution for easier and greener transportation in overcrowded metropolitan areas, the Shadow eBike is the first wireless power-assist electric bike in the world.
To make the eBike wireless, Daymak uses a ISM 2.4 GHz wireless system, using frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology, which may prevent interference. This means the bike has no brake, gear cables or any wires on its frame, thus eliminating any chances of accidents due to short circuiting or the like. All of the bike’s circuitry is inside the frame, with the wireless system connected to a what the company calls “Daymak Drive,” which controls the electric motor (either a 250W or 350W motor), magnetic regenerative brakes, throttle and pedal-assist functions. All these are located in the front wheel of the bikes, which also houses a 36V 10AH Lithium battery, rechargeable USB port, charging port and an LED battery power display. So really, all the important stuff is located inside the front wheel, which features a custom-made fork to hold it since there aren’t any conventional bike forks wide enough to hold it all!
While users can easily pedal their way around town, the electric motor and lithium-ion battery provides energy for up to 15 miles, but using the pedals increases the range to about 25 miles. The battery recharges in about 5 hours, and it can be recharged for 750-800 cycles. Thanks to its built-in USB port, the Shadow eBike can also act as a generator and charge any of your other electronic devices, such as your phone, MP3 player and anything else you’d like to take on your ride.
With modern design cues and its bright yellow color, the Shadow eBike will definitely turn heads as you take on the concrete jungle! Pricing is set to be at $1,999 and you’ll have to send an inquiry regarding availability.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.