Gallery: Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World

 

Finally, proof that we’re not alone – where else could the design of this INgSOC hybrid bike come from but an advanced alien species? The INgSOC combines the aerodynamic shape of a triathlon bike with flexible handling and hybrid tech to create a wild-looking chainless bike that runs in three modes: battery-powered, battery assist, and battery charge mode, where the user powers up the battery by pedaling.

Allegedly the bike was designed by Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli, but we’re not entirely convinced. The INgSOC’s frame is constructed from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (also widely accepted to be of extraterrestrial origin). A battery powers the motor as well as a headlight and rear tail lights, plus an iPhone charging dock for, you know, phoning home. What do you think of the INgSOC? Check out the sharp details on this bike in the gallery below.

+ Edward Kim & Benny Cemoli

Via Yanko Design

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20 Comments

  1. hoda hakim April 29, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Is it on the market ,available to buy and price

  2. Alexander Lameran April 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Quiero una!!

  3. Redfox007 February 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    What kind of “Wear” does this bike do on the parts which are rubbing, i.e. Friction drive for Charging/running, etc?

  4. Col Dee January 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    It looks awesome, but what’s the point? What problem does this design solve? What does this design do better than the traditional design?

  5. C-m Corr-Holmes January 24, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Too coool! But how ergonomic is it, for actual riding? How far will it go per charge?

  6. jims June 25, 2013 at 4:35 am

    it’s a mind blowing bike, i want 2, how much is it and how do i pay for it… i want it for my son’s birthday.

  7. Fietsertje January 2, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Hubless wheels mean it is not a working prototype. Nothing to see here folks, only a guy with some graphic skills and no understanding of physics.

  8. velocodger August 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Will it be made in China like an Iphone?

  9. Bernard Bouygues August 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I think it is great but I am amazed at all the negative comments. Instead of being positive some people are just venting their frustration and inability of doing something or creating something.
    Instead of hammering people who are creative and who reach a result, do something on your own, put it on the web and then we are talking.

    have a cool day

  10. lamski August 16, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Beautiful but ineffective:
    http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/05/bike-powered-electricity-generators.html
    “You have to pedal 2 to 3 times as hard or as long if you choose to power a device via electricity compared to powering the same device mechanically”

  11. jmr9425 August 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    The best improvement to the design would be a gyro sensor that would automatically kick the bike into battery recharge mode when going downhill.. Otherwise it loooks awesome.

  12. RetroGrouch August 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

    This concept’s been around for years. I prototyped a hubless full suspension back in 2004. The engineering development costs for the drive and rim race are intimidating. I’m still waiting for a ridable model.

  13. torrya July 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Hybrid Bike is great designed toy need to be simplify and practical in order to sell.

  14. GreenGene July 28, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Does it have a kickstand and a basket

  15. futaba911 July 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Fun to look at! I’d really like to see how you change a flat…Still not sure its a good idea to watch TV while riding your space bike.

  16. non-anonymous July 25, 2011 at 1:31 am

    This is a fantastic concept. However, upon looking at the details of the pictures, this is only an expertly crafted CGI (I can tell by the designs plus the iPhone was the real bait that got me noticing). Nonetheless, I would love to see the physical concept model in action.

  17. caeman July 20, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I love the fantastical look. That hubless design would be interesting to see in mass operation.

  18. arnz July 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Pretty, unique & efficient!!!

  19. TrishDSugrFree July 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    This is the coolest thing I’ve seen this year. Where do you get one and how much does it cost?

  20. Cliff Champion Cliff Champion July 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    woah… way to reference orwell with the bike title!

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