Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

Here's an unusual bike, the $580 Trek Lime that's just now becoming available, and it has a few distinguishing characteristics, such as its electronically controlled automatic transmission on its rear hub that's powered by a generator in the front hub. It also has a covered chain that's quite attractive, and that cover is available in six different colors, too.

And take a look at that seat—it's like a trunk. So, an automatic transmission ... trunk? What characteristic of an automobile will bicycles take on next? Cup holders?

Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission



Product Preview - Trek unveils new family of comfort bikes [Bike Gallery, via Treehugger]