bike designs seem to be getting more and more ambitious all the time,
but Re:energy, from Korean designers jinsik kim and boseung seo, might just trump them all.
Not because it’s faster, sleeker, lighter or smaller, but because it enables the rider to create and store energy just by pedaling. The bike’s front wheel has a plug that supports both the standard 2-pronged plug and USB.
So, for example, if you’re riding your bike to the park to work on your computer, you can plug in your laptop or your phone, iPod, whatever. Or, once you bring your bike indoors after a ride, you can charge up with the energy you yourself created instead of plugging into the wall and paying for it. Re:energy won an iida 2010 design award.
designers: jinsik kim and boseung seo