Eric's story

Eric is a software designer in Oakland who gave up commuting by bike because the hills were too steep. The Wheel helped him get back on his bike and live a healthier lifestyle. He's even getting home to his family faster than ever before. He's been surprised just how much the Wheel has impacted his day-to-day life.

Eric at work with his Copenhagen Wheel

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.  

Get your bike back

Don't let the bike love gather dust in the garage. Give it superpowers with the Wheel. Get yours today.