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Futuristic Hubless Pedelec Looks a Bit Wrong, but in a Perfect Way

Avgustinovich Andrey's E-Bike 2025 concept might not make it into production by 2025, but this is a thing of lesser importance. What matters is the fact that Andrey was able to synthesize several key elements in bicycle design and mixed them with out-of-the-box thinking.
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The result is a pedelec that looks like any credible bicycle from the future. Judging whether it is a feasible project or it will remain in the concept phase is a thing for engineers. For now, we are totally, deeply in love with this bike.

Most likely, its somewhat edgy, sober lines were the main thing that caught our attention, besides the hubless wheels. Each time we stumble upon such vehicles, we take a moment to analyze them and understand the way their drivetrain works.

This concept, however, has a mixed propulsion system that involves the classic rail actuation for the rear wheel and a fully-electromagnetic drive for (at least) the front rim. Basically, we're talking Maglev (magnetic levitation) turned 90 degrees.

Now, an engineer will be able to spot the flaws of this system and indicate the points where the energy is being lost, but we're fine with this because we like the concept quite a lot.

Even more, it was great seeing how Andrey integrated the pedal assist system into the mid-mount motor, the headlights in the handlebar and the smartphone cradle. The turn signals, tail and stoplights are also neatly integrated into the bike and everything looks simply great.

Finally, it was only natural that such a bold concept featured airless tires. Andrey imagined an interesting and seemingly functional rim that can be manufactured even from carbon fiber, with a polyurethane base and no less than five layers to make things run smoothly.

Even though the E-Bike 2025 Concept is most likely not going anywhere in this form, it surely represents a most noteworthy approach to the personal (green) mobility of the future, and cool new ideas might spring from it. Chapeau bas, Andrey!

 
 
 
 
 

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