I don't care that the Contortionist bike looks like it would crumple after your first curb hop, or that lugging a 26-inch wheel isn't that much more convenient than wheeling a bike. I just want to watch it fold, forever.
Unlike other electric bikes, the Gocycle is not only small, it's technologically savvy. Combining a low-profile, folding design with an electric motor that will let it go up to 15mph.
While the design is innovative, and avoids all the bumpy ride and gyroscopic effects of traditional small wheels, to get it to be as light and strong as possible it needs a carbon-fiber structure. This, says Fitzsimmons, is one of the difficulties ahead as he tries to find a manufacturing partner. His ultimate goal is…