Commuting by bicycle has been gaining popularity, especially for the range
of 10-25 km. People who cycle this distance every day are starting to
discover the recumbent cycling position as this is generally faster and
more comfortable. However, while an increasing environmental awareness
under (sub) urban professionals has boosted the popularity of cycle commuting,
there are no bicycles on the market that can compete with cars in the
areas of comfort and styling. Many people prefer to keep using their car
because of the status and image it provides. The Ecommuter is aimed at
(sub) urban professionals who commute 10 to 25 km a day.
- Minimal maintenance
- Automotive styling characteristics
- Suitable for mass production
- One size fits all
- Maintenance free moulded alloy wheels
- Frame integrated lights
- Maintenance free and frame integrated suspension
- Frame integrated hydraulic drive train.
- Ergonomic innovative seat and steering handles
- Standardised parts; swing arm, wheel and mudguard are the same on both
front and rear end.
- No closed triangulations in frame to simplify robotic welding.
The gear and brake systems include electronic anti
blocking and automatic transmission. All cables are replaced by light
The seat combines the pro’s of both hard
and soft recumbent seats designs. Hard seats provide firm support, but
often give a sweaty back. Soft seats are made of thin straps or mesh that
enables ventilation, is less supportive. On the Ecommuter only the sides
and neck rest are made of dense material. The parts of your back that
get hot on a standard recumbent seat are made of thin mesh with a wide
weave. This combination gives a cool and sturdy seat.
The luggage compartment can contain neat and dry
clothes for at the office besides the batteries for lights and electronics.
In between the seat and the frame there is space for one briefcase.
All in all this is a bike on which the
average commuter can be seen. Colleagues won't look down on you for cycling
to work; they will want an Ecommuter of their own!