Copenhagen Wheel Transforms Regular Bicycles into Hybrids
By: Katie Cordrey -
Published: Jan 8, 2010 Updated: Aug 8 2011 • References: web.mit.edu
MIT researchers presented the Copenhagen Wheel at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change last month. The revolutionary new bicycle wheel boosts power, and can keep track of friends, fitness, smog and traffic. The Copenhagen Wheel can be swapped onto an existing bike frame to transform it into a hybrid.
The wheel's red hub contains electronic gadgets and novel functions including Bluetooth that transmits data to handlebar mounted cell phone and GPS devices.
Implications - This revolutionary energy-saving system will help the biker who is easily short of breath when in need of a boost. It is truly a bike of the future. The new wheels are a win-win for both the biker and their surrounding environment.