It feels like biking with superpowers
We met Eric at his office in Oakland.
SP: Why were you interested in the Copenhagen Wheel?
Eric: The design execution and aesthetics. I like the pedal-assist approach and how it can work with any bike. It feels like biking for my commute... but with superpowers. It blends in a bit more than a big electric bike (or at least I thought it would), but I get stopped now every time I ride it.
SP: Why do you get stopped?
Eric: I get double-takes, people pointing fingers, and strangers coming up to me almost every time I ride. People say things like – "I covet your bike," and "What is that... a motor? Dammmnnn. How's it work? Where's the button?"
SP: Has the Wheel made a difference in your daily life?
Eric: I am commuting by bike way more often. It's healthier for me, I'm saving money every day, and it's better for the environment. I love the app more than I thought I would.
SP: What's the riding experience like?
Eric: Biking in turbo. Biking with a boost. Flattening hills. I need to wear goggles or sunglasses now at all times because of how fast I'm moving…
SP: How would you describe your overall experience with the Wheel?
Eric: It's the ultimate commute solution. Fast, inexpensive, seamless to use and ride. I can exercise when I want, or get a boost home when I'm in a rush or don't want to work up too much of a sweat. Oakland has great bike lanes, but is filled with hills. The Wheel flattens out the city and makes biking the primary commute option most days.