Simply put, the nCycle is unlike any bicycle – or electric bike – we've ever seen. Most e-bikes just add a motor to a sturdy but conventional bike. The nCycle takes the concept further, with a design that is both futuristic and functional.

This is a two-wheeler for the smartphone generation. Headlights are integrated into the handlebars and double as speakers. Both are powered by the onboard battery, and the speakers are Bluetooth compatible.The frame has a hidden storage area with a drop-down pocket to hold a laptop or tablet. And the entire bike folds in half at the mid-line, another unusual feature for an e-bike.

Like conventional e-bikes, the electric motor is just behind the pedals. Unlike conventional e-bikes, nCycle hides the battery inside the body shell, which the company claims provides substantial cooling, increasing performance and battery life.

The handlebar design is revolutionary. The looped shape eliminates the need to carry around a lock. Hidden steel tubes that extend to wrap around a pole or city bike-stand. Just pull the tube from one handle and click it into the other to lock the nCycle with the same key that starts the motor. There are some functions that we find on regular bikes, since the handlebars are adjustable, as is the seat.

Also unlike most e-bikes, the nCycle hasn't been created by a company in the transportation business. It's the product of the graphic design company Behance, headquartered in NYC's trendy Soho district.

So how much does this e-bike concept cost? Behance isn't saying, since this is more design concept than anything else. Behance figures that such revolutionary design features could be a premium of $4,000, more or less, above a conventional e-bike.


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      Erica Boulder-Wanker
      The practical matter is that the stem length/angle and steerer tube length are some of the most imperative sizing variables in achieving an appropriate fit to a bicycle, assuming the frame size is matched generally well to the rider. Investing large in a bicycle without a range of options to adjust stem/handlebar/seating dynamics is a recipe for failure. A danger in having a marketing and design firm spitting out a bicycle designs in a vacuum. It looks cool and innovative, but will likely never be ridden as the practical elements of being comfortable or tailorable to the unique biomechanics of the the rider have not been included in the design.
        Joeviocoe
        • 1 Day Ago
        @Erica Boulder-Wanker
        I agree... I could just look at this and see that there are no engineers on the design team. There is no guarantee that a motor of sufficient power would fit in those spaces, nor a battery with reasonable specs could fit either.
          2 wheeled menace
          • 1 Day Ago
          @Joeviocoe
          They might be using a mid drive system. But this is more of a 3d rendering than anything else..
      • 1 Day Ago
      Why would you want speakers on a bike? Is that instead of a bell? I'm surprised they didn't put an ashtray on it.
        Joeviocoe
        • 1 Day Ago
        sometime I like to ride with music, but earbuds can be dangerous since they often block out road noise too much.
      Reggie
      • 1 Day Ago
      Just don't get Lance Armstong give it his endorsement, and it will do alright.
        EZEE
        • 1 Day Ago
        @Reggie
        I am just glad Lance had the ball to come clean about his drug use.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 1 Day Ago
      Sure, unlock with bluetooth or NFC tags, why not.
      Giza Plateau
      • 1 Day Ago
      Are you really making a bicycle better by quadrupling the price.
      • 1 Day Ago
      This bike will never sell. It is over price and too strange looking. It is basically vaporware.
      pmpjunkie01
      • 1 Day Ago
      Could you unlock over Bluetooth or would this be unsafe? I just like it how the phone connects to the car when I get in and I don't have to deal with it. You are right about the charging port.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Day Ago
      That looks like fun to repair. I'll take a $700 conversion kit instead, thank you.
      Ryan
      • 1 Day Ago
      Looks cool, and I like the idea. But, I would either expect some type of shock absorber for a city bike, or a few different things for a racing bike. At least my bikes (both mountain and tri) have a Lifeproof iPhone holder on the handle bars, so it is ready for my smartphone...
      Warren
      • 1 Day Ago
      Bikes that appear on car sites always make me smile. They are invariably some car designer's idea of a bicycle. Come to think of it, they make about as much sense as the cars they design.
      Letstakeawalk
      • 1 Day Ago
      Thinking about it, plugging in your phone could be the "key" to turn the bike on.
      Kristen
      • 1 Day Ago
      LOL Beyonce cycle!
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