The First Carbon Chassis Velocipede

This is the first human powered vehicle (HPV) to have a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the same material found in the fastest high-performance Formula 1 automobiles, making it the world's most advanced three-wheeled velomobile. Designed by world-renowned designer Michael Goretzky, the customized vehicle combines the low-impact exercise benefits of a recumbent bicycle with the stability of a three-wheeled cruiser and the aerodynamics of a concept automobile. Carbon fiber provides the chassis with an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, making the chassis as strong as the steel used in modern automobiles at a fraction of the weight. At a mere 60 lbs., the velo weighs approximately 1/50th of a combustion or hybrid-electric automobile, yet never needs to be refueled. Unlike traditional three-wheeled vehicles, the low profile tadpole design has two forward 20" wheels that allow for sharp, tight turning at higher speeds that would normally tip a traditional three-wheeler. The cockpit is a slipstream airfoil shape that practically eliminates drag and, coupled with full independent suspension, front shock absorbers, and rear tunable damping, ensures smooth and consistent speeds. The interior has a recumbent seat with variable longitudinal pedal geometry for a customized fit that maximizes comfort and pedal power efficiency. A Shimano derailleur and SRAM Gripshift Rocket shifter on the hand control allows smooth, shudder-free shifting. The velomobile has a headlight, tail light, and turn signals powered by a rechargeable battery. 28 1/2" H x 30" W x 104 1/2" L. Wheel base is 53". (60 lbs.)

Item 10942

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Price $40,000
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The First Carbon Chassis Velocipede
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