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Trek Lime Bicycle Now Shipping, Has Electronic Automatic Transmission

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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?


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