The future of transportation is expected to look much different from how it does today. This is exactly what BaoPham Design’s aero e-bike concept intends to put a focus on.
Product designer and 3D visualizer BaoPham Design recently announced their plans for an aerodynamic electric bicycle, which is destined to be on the streets tomorrow. This concept literally takes us to some science fiction movie or parallel universe where everyone hovers instead of pedals.
The aero e-bike concept has a Z-frame design and features hubless wheels that reduce the rotating inertia found in heavier wheels with spokes and a hub. The bike would be equipped with slim tires and boast an aerodynamic build that is meant to reduce air resistance and friction for an increased speed and ease of riding.
An electric motor is located in the bike’s rear-wheel rotor that would be activated once the pedals are moved. The Z-frame would be constructed entirely from metal or aluminum for a sleek look and swift ride. Other parts can also be made of the same material, including everything from the handlebars to the paper-thin pedals.
BaoPham Design‘s e-bike concept was modeled using the Shapr3D design app and rendered with the KeyShot 3D software.
With its slim, sleek, and stylish, aerodynamic look, the aero bike does look a bit fragile. It would be interesting to see its ability to handle a rider’s weight and tackle bumps on the road, especially since no suspension is visible in the pictures.
This is just a concept for now and will not hit the streets anytime soon. It’s not hard to imagine a world where everyone is riding such beautiful bikes.