A 17-Pound Electric Bike That Can Fold Up To Fit In A Backpack

July 29, 2019


This is the '21st Century Ultralight Electricycle' available from Hammacher Schlemmer. It costs $1,400 and weighs 17-pounds, looks like it was constructed entirely out of zip ties, and can allegedly fold up small enough to fit in a backpack. *pats JanSport lovingly* We'll see about that. SPECS:

Its 240-watt brushless electric motor yields a top speed of 12 mph and enables climbs of up to 15° grade. Its 8"-diam. wheels and tubeless, solid tires are immune to punctures nor require inflation, but provide smooth rolling as well as confident grip on pavement. Electronic brake button stops motor. Accommodates riders between 59" to 74" tall and up to 220 lbs. A smartphone app locks/unlocks the bike's accelerator to prevent theft. Built-in 36-volt lithium battery provides a range up to 12 miles (dependent upon speed, rider weight, and terrain) from a three-hour charge with its AC adapter.

Hey, whatever gets you to work on time, you know? Punctuality is important. "You were two hours late today." I know, my car broke down. "What's the matter with it?" I dunno, just seems like it's been going through a hard time lately, needed a shoulder to cry on. "You mean you overslept." I didn't oversleep, I was out partying until 5AM. If anything I underslept.

Keep going for several more shots and a video of the bike in action.





Thanks to v, who agrees if you put your bike in your backpack, where's the rest of your stuff supposed to go?

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