The bicycle has long been a symbol of hope for people in need, but the latest advances in fiberglass manufacturing have made it much more.
Now, the next-generation fiberglass bikeshare system that will be on display at the 2014 World Expo in Tokyo could be a first in a new era of mass-market transportation.
The fiberglass fiberboard used in this system is designed to bend to fit the rider’s body shape, which makes it very resilient.
In addition to the fiberglass frame, this bike uses carbon-fiber torsion bars and the bike uses a carbon-reinforced polyurethane (CFRP) frame, which has a higher tensile strength than traditional fiberglass.
The bikes weight is 10.2 kilograms (24 pounds), and the price tag is about $1,400, which is less than what you might pay for a regular commuter bicycle.
The new bike is designed for people who don’t want to ride the city streets of India, but can ride their bikes to work or the office.
It’s also ideal for urban riders who commute from home.
“It’s a good solution for urban cyclists,” said Manoj Kumar, a former engineer who is now an engineering manager at J&P Technologies.
There are already more than 400,000 bikes in India and they are often used for short rides to work, Kumar said.
A new model is on display in the Bali pavilion at the World Expo, which includes several models of electric bikes.
Bike maker Bikesharing Corporation (Bikeshark) has been testing and building the bike for the last two years.
Kumar said it will be ready for the World Exhibition in Tokyo, which begins June 2.
“We’re expecting a strong demand for this new technology and we’re looking forward to the new model’s debut,” he said.
“The bike has to be very lightweight, so the bike should have the capacity to accommodate a passenger on the road or at home.”