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Silverback Builds Urban Bikes with USB Chargers for Your Gadgets
Posted By Brit Liggett On September 8, 2011 @ 10:40 am In Bicycles,Green Transportation,Renewable Energy | 1 Comment
At long last our dreams are coming true. Now thanks to Silverback , we can charge our gadgets while we ride around town on our favorite two-wheeled mode of transportation . The Starke 1  and Starke 2  bicycles each have a USB gadget  port that is connected to a hub on the wheel that charges your gadgets while you pedal. But even when you don’t have a gadget plugged in, don’t fret, the energy won’t go to waste — it is fed into your bike’s lights, making replacement batteries a thing of the past.
Both the Starke 1 and 2 come with a USB port powered by a hub dynamo, and feature frames made from the same nickel alloy that each weigh in at about 30 pounds.
The bikes  are part of Silverback’s 2012 line-up, and thus you’ll have to wait a bit to see how much these 9-speed gadget friendly  rides will cost you. The Starke 1 will most likely clock in a bit above the price tag of the 2 since it comes with electric motor assisted cruising. But no matter the price, the ability to charge your gadgets  with your own motion is pretty amazing – so we’re guessing once they hit the market, these peddlers will be a hot commodity.
+ Silverback 
Via Engadget 
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URLs in this post:
 Silverback: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/07/silverbacks-starke-city-bikes-charge-your-gadgets-firm-your-th/
 two-wheeled mode of transportation: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/bicycles-green-transportation/
 Starke 1: http://www.silverbacklab.com/web_gallery/starke1.htm
 Starke 2: http://www.silverbacklab.com/web_gallery/starke2.htm
 gadget: http://inhabitat.com/green-gadgets
 + Silverback: http://www.silverbacklab.com/news.htm
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