I reckon electric bikes are the Next Big Thing. Adding weight to my pet theory, designboom have just announced that the winner of their Seoul cycle design competition 2010 is Bike 2.0 which features a generator and wires instead of a chain.
I know there’s a few ‘purists’ out there who aren’t keen on electric bikes. That approach is fine for Christchurch or Palmy, but for the average Wellington hill-dweller these things would be great.
You can see the rest of the competition shortlist here. There’s some fine looking bikes and some extremely covetable accessories in there. Well worth a look!