Every so often a toy catches your imagination in a good way.

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by cantunamunch, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. cantunamunch

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    The drive is not actually the most interesting part of the whole design. It is merely a stripped down cable drive like we've seen with H2O Pro-ped

    http://www.h2proped.com/

    There are two interesting features of the SBK that really tweak my brain - one is the tilt a bike feature, and they tell you about it. It's pretty unique and most aquabikes don't do it.

    The other is that they adapt pontoon geometry to bike geometry. Have a look at the pontoon page.

    https://www.shuttlebike.com/en/categorie-prodotti-2/

    Notice that the pontoon hull for the 26" MTB has a completely different bow volume and taper to the city bike pontoons? Now THAT's clever.

    First to design a wave-certified dropper post - 3, 2, 1...go!
     
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    Why "shuttle"?
     
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    Who knows?

    It works in both the weaving context, as the thing looks like a shuttle with a bike on it instead of yarn.

    It also works in the carrying things back and forth sense, especially since the thing fits in a backpack. It shuttles you, you shuttle it, the whole thing needs a bike, there's a bit of chicken egg humour there.
     

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