2014 Oregon Manifest Concept Design.
2014 Oregon Manifest Concept Design.
The DENNY bike is about returning the rider to those early days of carefree riding. Inspired by the diverse community and unpredictability of our home: Seattle. Through the auto-shifting, electric assist, smart lighting and integrated lock, we've created an intuitive biking experience for urban riders. Now you don't have to worry about the hills or an impromptu 'farmer's market' trip! DENNY is the "all in" cycling solution that meets security, safety and convenience needs of urban riders.
The DENNY bike, 'an everyday bike that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider'.
A lighting system that adapts to the ambient light conditions, while providing the functional (brake and turn signals) and visibility (day-running and halo light) needs of the rider.
DENNY's handlebars act as a U-lock system, either as a 'quick lock' (around a post), or 'long stay' (being completely removed) to secure the wheel and bike frame to a bike rack.
DENNY leverages a front hub E-Assist with automatic gear shifting. They're activated automatically based on the speed and effort of the ride, to take the sweat out of those hills!
When it comes to convincing people to leave the comfort of their car and choose a bike as their commuting mode of transport, you have to make them feel safe. City bike safety is directly tied to the realities of sharing tarmac with bigger and faster vehicles that generally don't look out for bikes. To combat that, we tried to make the DENNY bike as equally visible as those cars and buses.
Typical bike lights have used a strobe effect to draw attention, but that can have an adverse impact of making distances hard to judge for other drivers. So DENNY leverages more common methods used by the other vehicles.
Bright LED's housed underneath the front shelf, shine down on to the road giving a more visual footprint of the bike.
All the lights run as day-lights activated by the motion of the bike. They turn off once the bike is stationary for more than 2 mins.
The brake lights come on automatically by using the brakes, while the turn signals are activated by a simple button press.
For any cyclist knowing that your bike stays where you left it, is important. So much so, that we purchase big, cumbersome, heavy locks to secure our precious mode of transport. Unfortunately finding a place to carry or store those locks while cycling is also a challenge. That's why we fully integrated the lock into the bike. The handlebar acts as a giant U-lock, so you never have to remember or choose to take your lock with you.
Convenience is probably the biggest reason we drive cars vs. ride bikes, especially in the stop-start nature of transport in the city. It's also the reason the automatic shifting has become mostly standard within automobiles.
To attract non-riders to give up the "creature comforts" of a car we added them to the bike!
The flexible cargo net molds to the shape of your laptop bag, coffee cups or your recent purchase at the farmers market!
Underneath that front storage tray, lives the brains and the battery. Rather than having to bring your bike into your home or office to charge it, we made the battery removable.
No one likes to arrive at work sweaty and late, so we simplified things with an auto shifting 11-speed hub and an electric pedal assist that takes the edge of those killer hills.
Clement loves solving big problems, telling stories and designing amazing things. Clem works across disciplines to connect the dots and develop compelling stories and design product and experience solutions for companies such as HTC, Phiaton, Starbucks, Huawei and Kohler.
Oli has a passion for design, architecture, graphics, and photography as well as fixie bikes and EDM. As an industrial designer he's developed consumer electronics, medical equipment, and furniture products for companies like Microsoft, HP, Starbucks and Braun.
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