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The Faraday Bicycle Hides its Hardware

 - Nov 2, 2011
References: oregonmanifest & fastcodesign
Electric bikes are popular these days, but their unappealing looks keep them from truly being embraced by cycling societies around the world, and the Faraday Bicycle aims to change these notions. The bike is so well designed, that onlookers are unable to see the electric motor stored within.

Designed by Santa Cruz-based Rock Lobster and IDEO for the Portland-based non-profit Oregon Manifest, the Faraday Bicycle is named after 19th century scientist Michael Faraday, who happened to help pave the way for electric motors. Fortunately, the Faraday bicycle definitely does not sport the clunky machinery that was developed back then. This bike hides its hardware within its frame, making it as seamless as any other cycle on the market today.