The Toyota Prius X Parlee Concept Bike

Submitted by: Dickens 5 years ago in Tech

Toyota is moving from cars to bicycles and create the bike of the future. This is the smartest bike you"ll ever ride.
There are 44 comments:
Male 773
I enjoyed this while smoking a joint on a table made out of recycled longboards.
OMG. Am I a hipster? :O .. :/
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Male 2,436
No thanks, I have car.
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Male 25,416
Good effort... we shall see the devolopment
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Male 725
K.I.S.S.
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Male 1,744
your MOM was the smartest bike i ever rode

...i mean DUMBEST bike HAHAHA

ok, i`m done
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Male 10,440
Looks like someone already thought of what I just said.

Damn innovators.
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Male 10,440
Well... It`s not "bad" exactly, but you get very little benefit considering the costs... the price, the fact that you have to wear a helmet with your headset, the extra weight of the thing on your back, the added time it takes to "set up" that interface, any lagging or problems that come out of using an interface, risk of theft... you`ve got a smart phone attached to your bike.

Hey! I have a better idea... how about you make it so that the gears shift automatically with zero input depending on the speed of the bike and the force applied to the pedals. Automatic transmission. No needed input whatsoever.
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Male 19
jak22, how can you say that it is horrible if you have not tried. PS. it is written "recumbent" as it says on Optima cycles webpage.
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Male 14,334
Wow how pointless.
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Male 840
Wow. A Prius bicycle. The gas mileage must be outstanding.
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Male 154
haha yeah hjir except its a recumbant. those things are horrible.
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Male 19
Here`s a more innovative bike:
http://www.optimabikes.com/optima-cougar.html
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Male 868
Ok- they built a bike...
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Male 1,016
I just thought they were a bunch of hipster douchebags !!!
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Male 688
@Errand_boy


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Female 2,415
I`d say this makes an over-all fail for these guys; I didn`t see anything really innovative... they just took an existing simple design and filled it with unnecessary electronics to do what the existing mechanics already did. It`s probably much more expensive than it`s worth.
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Male 86
LAME if you compare it to PG`s Blacktrail electric bike:



...weight only 43.6 lbs, battery: 150 minutes charging time, 124 miles maximum range. Maximum speed up to 62 mph. OLED display, full carbon fiber wheelset, carbon + magnesium frame, LED lights,... soooo want...
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Male 280
Yeah, also I think the reason the bike is still one of the best (if not THE) best inventions of humankind is its simplicity. Two wheels, a bit of metal in between and manual gears. Want to fix it? Do it yourself, or at least, NOT pay 500 bucks for someone to do it.
If they want to reinvent the bike, they should create a cheap, light city bike that supports you going up a down hills alot (in a mechanical way, not some fancy motor).
An expensive bike will get stolen.
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Male 280
That clip told me nothing about the bike.
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Male 2,553
Interesting project, but I think I want to change gears with my fingers. It seems easier to fix, should something go wrong (and something eventually will), and it seems safer/easier/cheaper/lighter to change gears the old fashioned way. This goes for cars too.
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Male 2,528
I thought Prius was supposed to be about going "green". You actually have to have an iPad and an iPhone to operate this thing. That`s not very green at all.
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Male 1,523
@Skabashas, yes
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Male 2,220
Progress, meh.

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Male 621


YUP!

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Male 621
Great, just what these douche bag bikers need. Move to France already, f*cktards.
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Male 226
how is this the future? it doesn`t help your ride in any way shape or form.

"you strap this device to your brain and it changes gears for you durr"

My fingers are wired to my brain and do the exact same thing.

if they can make this bike weigh 2 pounds, and sell it for under five hundred dollars THAT`D be an improvement i`d like to see.
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Male 1,256
Am I the only one who thinks this is cool? It`s the future!
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Male 1,803
mytbozak
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
151 Posts Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:35:56 PM
if you need gps on your bike you need a car

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Not true, I have gps on my pushbike, it`s great for training.
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Male 1,803
The electronic gears are nice, the rest of it`s pointless. And, where the fark are the brakes?
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Male 749
A bike just like the Prius: economically impractical, environmentally questionable and targeted at rich, smug, (and even though the word is overused, it is still the only appropriate description) douche bags.
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Male 757
Bikes for douchbags.
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Male 1,239
drating sweet. I`ve been waiting for SOOOO long now to be able to trade cash for a substitute to penis size with regards to bicycles!! Now I can be a pretentious douchebag even when I`m not in my Prius which while it puts ou less emissions does just as much damage in production as any other vehicle!
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Male 5,314
or you can ride a normal bike like a normal person.
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Male 546
No thanks, I`ll stick to my penny farthing


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Male 3,061
now everyone can smell the smug.
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Male 2,790
just buy a bike. why does it need all that fancy crap?
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Male 14,863
ohohoho wireless shifting!
Brainwaves? WTF?
The processor`s too big.
They should just make it an auto shifter.

And add regenerative braking, of course.
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Male 3,431
Ugh... a bike shop full of hipsters. It makes me want to buy a dirt bike and run them down on the trail.
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Male 585
if you need gps on your bike you need a car
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Male 911
Nice glasses, hipster
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Male 1,216
All they need to reinvent is the stupid bicycle chair that kills testicles.
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Male 2,422
Bicycles have been just fine for a century, you don`t need to spend hundreds of dollars for automatic transmission and a derpy outfit to ride it.

Oh and was this about the bike or about Prius? Because I couldn`t tell.
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Male 1,625
what innovative technology did prius bring to the table?

and apparently you couldn`t convince that guy to give it a try, so how good is it, really?
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Male 74
Link: The Toyota Prius X Parlee Concept Bike [Rate Link] - Toyota is moving from cars to bicycles and create the bike of the future. This is the smartest bike you`ll ever ride.
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