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Ready to ride bike with front wheel drive?

Question asked by Kaustubh Katdare in #Coffee Room on Nov 28, 2012
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Nov 28, 2012
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Mechanical engineers from Japan believe in perfect balance and that means not letting the rear wheel of bike do all the hard job. Japanese Arte Co. Ltd. has decided to turn bikes into 2WD and have chosen the Tretta AWD bikes. Looking at the design, you may conclude that the pedals power the rear wheel but there's another set of three chains that connects the rear wheel to the front wheel. While we've no close-ups of the actual design to figure out how it all works - the company says that it works even when the front wheel turns sideways.

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One immediate disadvantage we see in the design is that the long chain might just cause some inconvenience to the rider and the overall weight of the bike would be more. We'll leave it to our mechanical engineers to determine whether this system offers any mechanical advantages and aids the overall riding experience. We however are confident that this bike will turn a few heads in your college. All this, for price ranging between US$402 to $912. Are you game?

Via: Gizmag Posted in: #Coffee Room

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