Bicycle commuters are worried about finding a bicycle parking lot in the office. Only experienced people will know the sadness of being stolen or mischievous while parked on the street.
"Gi Fly Bike" is an electrically power assisted bicycle that heals this sadness. Designed for urban commuter, it has features that are great for cyclists, such as "one-touch folding" and "almost maintenance-free."
The biggest feature of "Gi Fly Bike" is the "Fly Folding" system that can be folded in 1 second. Simply grab the lever and pull it up to fold a 1.7 meter long bike to 0.9 meters. There is no need for troublesome operations such as operating the lever to lower or lower the saddle or handle, so it is perfect for those who commute for a minute! You can bring it into the office smoothly. The "Fly Folding" system will also be useful when you take a break at a cafe that does not have a bicycle parking space.
It is the body structure that realized the "Fly Folding" system. Since the front fork and seat stay (chain stay?) Are attached to only one side, it can be folded by slightly shifting the frame. This body structure also contributes to reducing the thickness when folded.
Considering busy bicycle commuters at work, "Gi Fly Bike" is almost maintenance-free. For example, the drive unit uses a belt drive instead of a chain, eliminating the need for lubrication. It does not stain the hem of pants or skirts with oil. The tires are no puncture type. It avoids the NG situation as a member of society who punctures on the way to work and is late for the company.
Bicycle commuters are full of work. Therefore, it is easy to forget to lock the bicycle. Besides, I can't afford to carry a big and heavy bicycle lock in the first place. For this reason, the "Gi Fly Bike" is equipped with a "Smart Locking" system that utilizes smartphones. This means that if you pair your smartphone with "Gi Fly Bike" via Bluetooth, the bicycle will be locked automatically when the user is more than 5 meters away from the bicycle. It prevents theft due to forgetting to lock the key.
It weighs 17 kg. The distance that can be traveled on a single charge is 60 km, and the maximum speed is set to 25 km. Sales are scheduled to start around June 2016. It seems that delivery to Japan is also supported, but it is unknown at this time whether it is recognized as an electrically power assisted bicycle under the Japanese Road Traffic Law. It may be safer to wait for the distributor who handles imported bicycles to sell it domestically. By the way, as far as the specifications are concerned, it seems that the change for Japan is not so difficult.