Originally Published on Dec 3, 2013
This is the first commercial version of the Copenhagen Wheel.
Now available for sale. Pre-order at http://www.superpedestrian.com
and own a limited edition, hand-crafted Copenhagen Wheel, invented and built in Cambridge, MA.
The Copenhagen wheel Technical specifications
MOTOR US: 350W / EU: 250W
WEELE SIZE 26″ or 700c rim
BATTERY Removable 48Volt Lithium
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0
BATTERY LIFE 1000 cycles
SMARTPHONE OS iOS, Android
CHARGE TIME 4 hours
COMPATIBILITY Single Speed or 9/10 Speed Free Hub
TOP SPEED US: 20 mph
EU: 25 km/h
BRAKE TYPE Rim brake and regenerative braking (downhill and back-pedal)
RANGE Up to 50 km / 31 mi
WEIGHT 5.9 kg / 13 lbs
DROPOUT 135 mm
Directed by : Alon Seifert
Concept & script by Assaf Biderman
Supervised by Nili Ohayon
Lead Photographer : Frank Sum
Animation director: Omer ben David
Photographers: Danny Dwyer, John David, Habib Yazdi
Additional 3d animation: Yishay Shemesh
Video editor: Alison Mao
Additional Editing: Habib Yazdi
Narration by Andrew Finn Magill
Additional animation: Dan G Windsor
Additional graphic design: Eitan Cohen
Music by The secret project
sound mix by Nili Ohayon
Stills photos and additional production: Dan Mason
Bike Mechanic: Edward Thomas
Riders: Chris Green, Frank, Nili Ohayon, Eli Pe’er
Special thanks to the Superpedestrian Team:
John Ibsen, Basak Ozer, Ruben Cagnie, James Simard, Julian Fong, Eric Barber, Jon Stevens, Jeanne Dasaro and of course: Assaf Biderman. Extra thanks to Chris Green for script assistance.
Special Thanks to Arris bicycle Shop in Newton MA.
Music: “Climb” by The secret project http://thesecretproject.bandcamp.com/…
Many of you ask about the Copenhagen wheel’s relation to the TV show Weeds. the answer is yes, Weeds used it in their show during a whole season, they were granted the permission to use it by its inventors at the MIT SENSEable City Lab.