Former head of design at Nike, Eric Duvauchelle has launched a new bicycle company that will be releasing it’s first bike in the next few months. “CYLO One” is a commuter bike that is still in it’s formative stages that you can help shape. If you go to the site you can take a quick survey that will provide feedback to the designers and allow for changes.
“CYLO One” features an ultra lightweight aluminum frame for easy carrying, better handling, and a more solid ride in urban terrain. The bike features a 205 lumen built in LED light and a self activating brake light that uses an accelerometer to turn on as you slow down. The lights are powered by an internal dynamo to eliminate the need for any external power supply . In addition to the frame tech and lights, CYLO One is driven by a carbon belt drive so there is no need for oil, which means your pants stay clean well at least free of chain oil.
The Shimano 3 speed Nexus internal gear hub is paired with Shimano mechanical disc brakes for maximum stopping power. CYLO One will be introduced in 3 colors, currently black, white and red. If you take the survey on the site, you can have input on things like more gears, more colors, extra features, and what things the smartphone app for the bike will have. Yes smartphone app for the bike.