Vanhawks Valour Smart Bike

‘smart’ is not something one would associated with bicycle, but the Vanhawks Valour is set to change that. not only it is the world’s first connected bike that isn’t powered by a motor, be it electric or IC, it is also one of the safest bike in the world. packed into its unibody carbon fiber frame is a slew of sensors that makes this pedal-powered two-wheeler the ultimate combination of design beauty and technology. and thanks to its carbon fiber construction, the Valour not only looks stunning but it is also extremely lightweight, tipping the scale at just 16 lbs (7.25 kg). the bike features Bluetooth 4.0 technology that connects it to your smartphone, enabling the bike to harness your smartphone’s navigation capability to provide you with turn-by-turn navigation without taking your eyes of the road and keeps your hands on the handlebar. the latter works much like the Hammerhead Navigation and uses built-in LED indicators to signal as you approach the next turn.

Vanhawks Valour Smart Bike

it even has blind-spot detection in place that keeps you informed, via haptic feedback on the handlebar, of any object lurking at your blind spot. the onboard suite of sensors keep tracks of your calories burned, distance travelled, speed and more, which you can manage and review using an app installed on your smartphone, or Pebble smartwatch. the best part is, you need not worry about keeping the onboard electronics juiced; a dynamo built into the front wheel hub ensures the electronics will have the juice they need, always. the sensors help to log data like potholes, bumpy roads and even elevation, feeding them to Valour community so that Valour riders can benefit from real time information to enjoy an unhindered traveling experience. with a bike this beautiful, it is bound to attract unwanted attentions, including those of the criminal mind. in the event of theft, the network can interact to locate the missing bike. meaning, when the stolen bike is in the vicinity of another Valour bike, it will trigger an app-based notification to inform you of the last seen location and thereby enabling you to easily track down your lost or stolen ride.

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Vanhawks Valour Smart Bike

with all these awesome features packed into it, you must be thinking it’d cost a bomb, but surprisingly, it is not. for a limited time (and quantity), you will be able to secure yourself a unit for just $999 CAD or $1,049 CAD for International backers outside of Canada. though that price is for a single-speed variant (aka fixie). if want one with gears, then be ready to shell out a couple more hundred dollar bills for it. scroll down a pitch video to learn more about the Valour.

Kickstarter via Complex