Pozible is a new crowdfunding website that you can think of as the “Kickstarter of China”. Trying to launch with an initial 140 units, Bici is a bicycle project by the AOAO Studio in Tibet. They claim with the wide variety of features of Bici, that it is theft-proof.
The Bici has a security system that you can activate and will trigger an alarm if the bike is moved before you return. A smartphone app allows you to lock and unlock the bike remotely, and a GPS tracker has enough battery power to follow the bike for a month. These features are built into the frame of the bike, so they are tamper-proof.
Take a look inside to see the specs and features wedged into a pretty affordable price…
Before the design group arrived at crowd funding, they were crowdsourcing the design ideas with cycling enthusiasts. Riders were enlisted to participate in 4 months of cycling, leisure activities, and focus grouping with the team at AOAO Studio into Tibet’s Qizi Mountain.
Bici records your speed, elevation, cadence, heart rate and more. It maps your route in real-time but also allows you to chart a course before you start, with directional vibrations and lights in the handlebars that tell you where to go as you ride.
- Tracks speed, distance and elevation through built-in sensors
- GPS guiding through directional handlebar vibrations and lights
- Lock and unlock remotely
- integrated anti-theft system
- Carbon fiber frame.
- Concept crowdsourced by cycling community
The Basic model is starting at $643 and the Expert model is starting at $965, and there will be shipping from China on top of that. The whole idea of crowdfunding is that you are pledging to fund the project, and the team is going to award you a gift at the end as a thank-you. This is a detail that means you are not necessarily entering into an agreement for a direct purchase, so if the project fails, you end up with nothing. It will be interesting to see how this works in the future as the idea becomes international.