CopenhagenWheel

The bicycle revolution is coming to your streets

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The Copenhagen Wheel transforms your bicycle into a smart electric hybrid, quickly and easily. The Wheel contains a motor, batteries, multiple sensors, wireless connectivity, and an embedded control system. The Wheel learns how you pedal and integrates seamlessly with your motion, multiplying your pedal power 3x—10x. It makes hills feel flat and distances shrink, so you can cycle just about anywhere.

POWER ASSIST

Riders are given a boost as they pedal by measuring their effort, instead of using a throttle. This preserves the normal biking experience while enabling riders to bike faster, farther, and easier.

REGENERATIVE BRAKING

As you bike, the wheel is able to capture energy when braking or going down hill that it stores in the integrated lithium battery pack.

SMART CONTROL

All actuation of the wheel happens automatically via the pedals through sensing and control algorithms. When the rider pedals harder, such as when going uphill, the wheel pushes with increasing power. Using your smartphone with the Superpedestrian app, you can vary the level of powered assist.

SDK

The Copenhagen Wheel SDK enables developers to get creative and develop a host of applications ranging from navigation to customizing the behavior of the wheel.

SEAMLESS DESIGN

The Copenhagen Wheel makes your bike look even better. It's completely wireless, compact and simple; all designed for your everyday commute. Twist two nuts, install the wheel, download the app and you're ready to go!

MOBILE APP

Get more from your Wheel by downloading the complimentary mobile app, which allows you to lock/unlock your wheel, choose amongst a menu of customizable rides, and track personal usage statistics including time, distance, calories burned, elevation climbed and more, all of which can be compared and shared with friends.

Welcome to TIME’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.

TIME Magazine

New tech turns regular bikes into hybrids

The Guardian

Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.

CBS Evening News

If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

The Atlantic

Aimed at encouraging alternative methods of transportation.

CNN

It all started with this question, "How do we get more people to cycle?"

Bloomberg Businessweek

A group of researchers have reinvented the wheel--and named it for a city in Denmark...

Fast Company

With one push, the Wheel turned me into the bicycling Hulk...

The Christian Science Monitor

the Copenhagen Wheel does for electric bicycles what Apple did for mobile computing with the smartphone and tablets

Smithsonian

instead of adjusting your speed using a throttle or button, you'll simply pedal faster

Engadget

Cycling is limited to the scale of the city, but we want to help people overcome the city.

Wired

Helping people move through cities in a seamless way

Forbes

It’s rare that a company comes along and reinvents the wheel, but it looks like that is about to happen.

The New York Times

M.I.T. Ushers in Biking 2.0 With Copenhagen Wheel

Gizmodo

Technical Specifications

MotorUS: 350 W, EU: 250 W
Size26 inch or 700c rim
Battery48 volt Lithium
ConnectivityBluetooth Low Energy (4.0)
RangeUp to 50 km / 31 mi
Battery Life1000 cycles
Smartphone OSiOS, Android
Charge Time4 hours
Bicycle CompatibilitySingle-speed or 7/8/9/10-speed Shimano/SRAM-compatible drivetrain
Top SpeedUS: 20 mph, EU: 25 km/h
Brake TypeRim brake and regenerative braking (downhill and back-pedal)
Weight5.9 kg / 13 lbs
Dropout120 mm (single speed), 135 mm (single speed and multi-speed)

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