cykno retro style electric bike cykno retro style electric bike
apr 19, 2013

cykno retro style electric bike

cykno praises itself of circa 60km of autonomy, 250/500 watts of power, weighing a total of 26kgimage © cykno

 

 

designed as a collaboration project between bruno greppi alongside designers luca scopel, gianpietro vigorelli and italian advertising guru riccardo lorenzini, this bike is just as much a work of art as it is a means of transportation.the ‘made in italy’ creation sports a vintage look, crafted from stainless steel, carbon fiber and aluminium, and a blend of premium leathers.

cykno features an unusual seat that is suspended on a stainless steel blade and upholstered with fine and selected leathers; the same precious leathers are used to upholster the handlebars and other parts of the frame. the central motor with latest technology is linked to a lithium polymer battery with high energy density.

 

 

 

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details:– power – 250/500 watts 
– battery capacity – 360 wh 
– charging time – 4 hours 
– autonomy – 60 km 
– wheels – 26”x3.00” 
– 203 mm hydraulic disc brakes 
– wheelbase – 139 cm 
– weight – 26 kg – pedal assist with torque sensor

 

– monocoque frame, radial spokes wheels and fork all entirely in carbon 
– saddle suspended on a stainless steel high resistance foil made on client specific size – aluminium hubs– centrally mounted swedish manufacture motor on a carbon cradle that matches the frame perfectly 
– high energy density lithium polymer battery pack 
– radial brake master cylinders with carbon fiber levers 
– radial brake calipers mounted on 203mm stainless steel floating discs with aluminium hub 
– all the parts in aluminium, like pedals, handlebar stem, fork bottoms, rear caliper support and screws are made to specific design for this application only and all parts are made in italy 
– the battery charger, with cable is stored on-board 


 

 

 

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  • I can be as elitist as anyone but there is something inherently ‘off’ in taking what sounds like good technology and a beautiful design and then slathering it in the finest of materials to put it out of reach of the vast majority of people. I am surprised that the Swarovski folks didn’t jump on the train and insist in covering the tire spokes with their crystals.
    Perhaps the photograph of the black clad gentleman says it all. Most likely wishing to strike a traditional pose for the fun of it but with the nose elevated just a bit too much.
    However, a lovely, lovely creation.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Beautiful……..

    BIll Massey says:
  • Yes there’s a big elitist stance at work here which is a great shame as this is not only a fab & attractive design but very efficient mode of transport. Rebuilt for the masses and you possibly have a new VW aka people bike!

    bilbaggins says:
  • Doesn’t appear to be possible actually to *buy* one of these yet…?

    John Lumea says:
  • Ron, I can see your point…

    redishman says:
  • OMG
    why flowers as wheels? not unisex to me.
    why leather? value? really?

    retro? not really
    modern? yes, but…not really

    the design
    well, I see multiple pieces, “just” put together…(showing that the “creator” doesnt really know bike parts)
    the pieces are in fact more fighting than creating a breathtaking product.
    old, heavy, useless.

    my 2ct

    and the video?? wheels going backwards? thats all?
    this problem we had to solve 2nd semester rendering rotating parts (conflict with fps)

    back to the drawing-board please

    Mr Nice says:

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