New models include a charging point for powering up your gadgets as you ride.

The bike maker Silverback‘s new Starke models feature a great addition for cyclists wanting to charge up their gadgets on the go. A USB port, which uses power generated from a dynamo front hub, sits on top of the head tube and can be used to charge things like mobile phones, MP3 players and GPS devices. The dynamo front hub is also used to power the bike’s lighting system.

The four Starke models (1, 2, 3, and Sub Zero) are part of Silverback’s 2012 range and have been on show at international bike trade fairs but a launch date and price range hasn’t been announced yet.

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