The Incredible Gi Bike | Gear Gent
Every now and then an invention comes along that just seems too good to be true. No doubt the pals of Alexander Graham Bell thought “yeah right” when he called out to them claiming to have invented the dog and bone, and quite honestly I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think the same when I was first told about an e-bike that boasts a smartphone-operated anti-locking system, front and rear wheel LED safety lights, electric assistance (good for over 40 miles travel on a single charge), integrated USB port (for smartphone application and GPS) all build into a sturdy, stylish frame that can be folded within a second and weighs about the same as a small child. But look, here it is in the flesh – well, aluminium – and, like old Mr Bell’s friends, I’m starting to feel stupid for doubting it.
Despite an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign, the creators of the Gi Bike are confident that this remarkable two-wheeler can revolutionise the way that commuters go to and from work, and upon first impressions it seems like they know exactly what they’re talking about. The price of the Gi Bike is still to be announced, so don’t sweat it if you’re not jumping out of your seat at the thought of pre-ordering one. But, if the price of this super light, reliable, tech-savvy public-transport-dodger is as pleasing as the product itself, we can see these flying off the shelves.