Extract the best out of electric bicycles and fixed wheel bikes – the result is this dapper fixed gear electric bike for cities that have inclined roads.
Fixies have been a very convenient way to commute in the cities, and rightfully make judicious use of the mechanics adapted from track racing and velodromes. To top it off they are very low maintenance which makes them a preferred ride amongst young riders. One downside is the need to constantly keep pedaling since the bicycle pedal and rear wheel are directly connected as they have no flywheel. Another shortcoming of fixed wheel bicycles is exposed when it comes to riding inclined hills. Designer Andrey Avgust wants to get rid of this disadvantage with his intuitive bicycle design fit for the urban landscape and the electrifying world.
Andrey took the hilly landscape of San Francisco as the starting point of his design inspiration, as he wanted to take care of cycling with fixed gear bikes in hilly cities. Therefore, came into the picture, the Electric Fixie – a fixed gear bike that has the same working principle of the genre, and the added capability of an electric drive to make riding on inclined roads as easy as that on level ones. Plus, the electric bike has traction control and regenerative braking for battery recuperation. The latter is adjustable via the bike’s handlebar, and as easy as moving a slider knob on the jukebox. Right in the middle of the handlebar lies the Apple Watch-like dial which displays the current speed, battery level, regenerative braking status and more.
The battery of the cleanly designed bicycle weighs just 3.9 lbs and is elegantly located inside the frame triangle. In fact, the whole bike frame is crafted in a way to reduce aerodynamic drag while maintaining a very handsome mugshot stance. The combination of silver and matte black gives the fixie a contrasting look which highlights its urban-worthy persona, and the ting of a classic in the wide spoked wheels adds a different charm to this electric fixie bike.
Designer: Andrey Avgust