SpeedX created what it called the SpeedForce, dubbed the world’s smartest cycling computer. Now the company’s stepped it up by building bikes equipped with the SpeedForce. Behold, the SpeedX Leopard.
Built from military grade carbon fibre, it’s tough but light at just 7.9kg and was designed by top agency Frog Design. While it does have smart functionality, you won’t see visible cables that will spoil the overall look of the bicycle.
On the road, the bicycle has lighting that will automatically turn on in the dark and make automatic adjustments when needed. The bicycle also has a built-in 2.4in screen to display useful data that includes HBR, speed, cadence, distance, weather and slope.
To get the bike, you can just get in on the company's Kickstarter campaign, which is already fully-funded despite having 29 more days to go. Prices started from US$1,199 but the cheapest model has already run out but you can still try and score a Kickstarter Leopard for US$1,399 which is still US$300 less than the retail price.
There’s also a Pro version of the bike, which you can still grab for US$2,499, US$200 off the retail price. As for when you’ll get them, the company promises they’ll ship out by July 2016, which isn’t too far away. Also, considering the company has limited the bikes it is making available for the Kickstarter, there’s more of a chance the company will be able to deliver the bikes on time.
What the company hopes to do if it meets its Kickstarter stretch goal is to modify the dock so it can carry other devices, such as cameras instead of just the bicycle's own custom light.
The company has a manufacturing partner in China and hopes to get started on mass production by July. Give this a whirl if you want a smart road bike that doesn't cost the earth.