Triple Pundit: This Year’s Detroit Auto Show Concept Car Is Actually A Bike

The surprise guest at the North American Auto Show was a carbon fibre bicycle from the renown car manufacturer.

Amid the shiny cars, people with dusters keeping the cars impeccably shiny, and shiny women, a few items were on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit that would hold any crusty old environmentalist’s attention. Bikes. Not just any old, embarrassing can’t-get-your-ass-up-a-hill electric bikes. A shiny, highly-engineered bike.

The Prius Parlee asks, “What if the Prius were a bicycle?” Toyota didn’t take on this challenge on their own – they teamed up with Parlee Cycles to design the bike of the future.

The Parlee’s frame is carbon fiber – which keeps things light and easy to move around. Its brakes are molded into the fork to increase aerodynamics. It’s even got a built-in dock for a smartphone to track speed, cadence and heart rate. Bike enthusiasts know that all of that is mostly available now if you have the money to spend.

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Original article by Jen Boynton. Originally published by Triple Pundit, republished with kind permission.

 

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