If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a bike, i doubt if you ever saw a bike like this in your minds eye or in any magazine. Well, Robert Egger, creative director at Specialized did and breaking all the conventional rules that govern modern day bikes, has created the FUCI Concept bike whose design is quite unconventional and nothing short of #Fantastic. The people at UCI would disagree though, the Union Cycliste Internationale is the international governing body that regulates not only competitive cycling but also the technical specifications of almost all aspects of how the bikes should be built. A factor that many believe has hindered bicycle design over the years.
The FUCI bike breaks most of these rules and took the creative director six months to complete. In his own words, “the UCI really caters to a very small population, but there’s so many other people out there who couldn’t care less about the UCI, ‘they don’t follow the racing and they don’t even know all the limitations that are put on bikes for the UCI riders. so, my feeling was let’s design a bike for someone who really just wants to go fast on a road bike.’
Check out the FUCI Concept Bike Designed by Robert Egger
There’s a smartphone dock in-between the bicycles handlebars that acts like a digital control panel and navigation system. It can control the bike’s headlights, brake lights and also monitors the tires for proper pressure. The rider could use an app to navigate and program bike routes.
There’s a magnetic cover compartment built into the bike seat. The rider can store-in small items like keys, a wallet, a snack and other stuff like that.
Egger: this is an e-bike. it has a motor here, in the bottom bracket’, explains robert. ‘so just like when you ride the turbo and you put your foot on the pedal and it lurches forward, the same thing here. this little motor will get the flywheel up to speed so when you’re stopped at a stop sign, or when you’re starting out of your garage in the morning, this’ll be that burst of power to get the flywheel up and running.
Photos: Courtesy Specialized | Carson Blume