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Future Bike Roundup No. 1

iO DuPont - Sunday, May 06, 2012

We just came across the photo below, from the February Paralympic Cycling World Championships in LA (via Bike Hugger), and are inaugurating a new blog series with it: The #FutureBike Roundup. In this space we will highlight the most cutting edge innovations in cycling technology. Obviously we are interested in futuristic bike materials here at Power Cordz, and this prosthetic leg, designed for a cyclist, is just the type of thing to kick off this blog series.


paralympic Ireland 

Hi-tech prosthetics are nothing new in the cycling world. Here is another version, with a dynamic, tension loaded pedal-foot interface, via Fast Company.



From Channel 4 in London, an interview with Chris Furber, head coach of the British paracycling team on the interface between bike, rider and prosthetic limb.

The New York Times recently profiled Cuban cyclist, Damian Lopez Alfonso, who is going to London for the 2012 Paralympic Games in August. Lopez Alfonso developed his own handlebar setup while training in Cuba, and used it as a fallback, when his state-of-the-art ride failed him in Guadalajara. 

Please leave us more links to #FutureBike paracycling innovations in the comments, on our Facebook page, via Twitter or at Google Plus.