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Elisha Wetherhorn -- The Rider

Elisha Wetherhorn is an industrial design student in his last year of studies at Hadassa College in Jerusalem, Israel. His collapsible electric three-wheeler bicycle dubbed "The Rider" was developed along with Israeli engineers, and is targeted toward commuters of mass transportation. Unlike most conventional bicycles and existing folding bikes that are cumbersome to carry, The Rider minimizes itself into a very compact and manageable form, which can be rolled rather than carried. The bike, with its light aluminum frame, weighs a mere 30 lbs. (14 kg) and utilizes regenerative braking and a 400 watt brushless DC electric motor which is estimated to operate for up to 4 hours before the easily removable 24-volt, efficient and non-toxic NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) battery, which sits between the handlebars, needs to be recharged. The Rider reaches a maximum speed of 9 mph (15 kph) and is engineered to "carve" corners for optimal turning stability.

More info: www.gizmag.co.uk/go/4266/

Date Posted: July 19, 2005
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