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Factor001: The World’s Most Advanced Bicycle

Posted By Jorge Chapa On March 10, 2009 @ 12:30 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 10 Comments

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Formula 1 [2] engineering firm BERU [3] is currently working on the The Factor001 [4], a pedal-powered [5] speedster that is being touted as the world’s most advanced bicycle [6]. A marvel of modern engineering, the bike features an ultra-light carbon chassis [7], high-tech ceramic brakes, and a hard-wired system that stores biometric data such as heart and respiration rates.

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The Factor001 [4] comes equipped with ceramic brakes, a hydraulic braking system, and has an individually made-to-measure frame with a metallic finish. The bicycle also features a bevvy of high-tech systems including GPS, a radio transmitter [8], and a computer that can provide you with biometric and performance data after a ride. All that high-end technology will cost you however – it’s expected to retail at £20,000. Did we mention that it weighs 7 kilograms?

+ Factor001 [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=20198

[2] Formula 1: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/29/transportation-tuesday-ethanol-powered-mazda-furai-racecar/

[3] BERU: http://fp.beruf1systems.plus.com/

[4] The Factor001: http://www.factor001.com/

[5] pedal-powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/09/grasshopper-bike-by-david-goncalves/

[6] bicycle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/13/swivel-mode-bike-by-mark-sanders/

[7] carbon chassis: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/27/transportation-tuesday-vws-235mpg-concept-coming-soon/

[8] radio transmitter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/10/freeplay-companion-phone-charger-radio-and-flashlight-all-in-one/

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