The bike of the future is here now. Can be yours in 2015. Unfortunately it’s not made of bamboo.

Meet Denny, the bike of the future. It’s the result of the Bike Design Project competition which partnered five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike.

This bike wasnt created by just anybody, it was created by a company called Teague, a design consultancy that’s been around since 1926 and helped to design on of the most popular camera’s ever sold for Kodak (the Bantam Special).

Some blurb from the Bike Design Project’s website:

The Bike Design Project is an independent innovation platform for the urban utility bike. We’ve partnered high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to collaboratively develop the next-wave urban bike. Five teams from five cycling-centric cities are competing to concept, create and champion their unique vision of tomorrow’s bicycle for the everyday rider. The results will redefine the category and have the potential to reshape urban mobility itself.

Denny is the Winner of this competition, and will now be produced by Fuji Bikes, ready to be cycled in 2015.

Some of the innovative features include:

  • Splash proof fender so you dont get wet when riding on wet paths
  • Electric pedal assist
  • Automatic gears
  • Break and indicator lights.
  • Night lights that turn on automatically
  • Removable battery for charging
  • The handlebar turns into the bike lock

Images of Denny, the winning bike:

How could this bike be better? At Medicinal Thoughts were all about good ideas, this bike is innovative, and incorporates some useful urban features. However, it would be nice if the creators incorporated sustainability into the design. A sustainable bike would also charge your mobile whilst you cycle, and it would use sustainable materials such as bamboo where possible.

 Videos of the 4 runner up bikes in the competition:

RUNNER UP – CHICAGO : THE BLACKLINE

RUNNER UP – NEW YORK CITY : THE MERGE

RUNNER UP – PORTLAND: THE SOLID

RUNNER UP – SAN FRANCISCO: THE EVO



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