Canadian based company Vanhawks have introduced the worlds first carbon fibre smart bike that allows you to connect to your smart phone via bluetooth.
The bike, called Valour connects to iOS, Android and Pebble smart watches through Bluetooth and tracks rider statistics in real-time including the route, distance, speed, and time. Valour’s LED handlebar indicators are connected to the smart phone’s GPS navigation and give riders turn-by-turn directions, reducing the distraction of having to look at a smartphone screen. The Valour also includes, the industry’s first sensor-driven blind spot detector, which alerts the rider of any object in their blind spot through haptic feedback in the handle bar grips.
Onboard sensors monitor ride statistics in real-time and syncs the data with the Vanhawks app. The route data gathered by the sensors will also let the riders know where the safest routes are. Every Valour is connected to each other through a mesh-network, and is alerted when one goes missing, aiding in its recovery.
The frame of the bike is developed from carbon fibre using proprietary technology which makes internal walls to reinforce critical load bearing points in the frame. Its carbon fibre technology, replicates the construction of human bones, making the bike frame strong enough to withstand the toughest roads and potholes. The Valour weighs in at just over 7kgs, making it light enough to carry up flight of stairs without breaking a sweat.
￼The Vanhawks Valour is available for a limited pre-order now on Kickstarter
￼starting at $999. The Valour will ship in Autumn 2014. For more information and to pre-order the bike, visit the kickstarter page.