The new bike you’re gonna want.
If the wisdom of the crowd is to be trusted, SpeedX Leopard is the must-have bicycle of 2016 and beyond.
When its creators put it up on Kickstarter just a month ago, they hoped to get backing to the tune of $US50,000.
But the high-tech bike, which combines the latest in lightweight materials, aerodynamic design and performance tracking capabilities has so captured the popular imagination that it’s so far raised over $US2 million.
“Undistracted pleasure – that’s what SpeedX Leopard is all about,” the Kickstarter promises. “Riding is an activity that touches people’s minds. Riders want to be integrated with the bike, in each own rhythm, in fluency, without distraction. Leopard is ready to give the rider the ultimate road experience.”
From what we’ve seen, that actually undersells this sexy, sexy beast.
We can’t wait to try the SpeedX Leopard when it’s on general sale later this year, priced at around $2000, not least to try out the computer built into the handlebars and stem. Communicating via a sleek interface, it measures your speed, time, slope, GPS, calories, cadence, heart rate and more, analysing all your data to train you in real time.
Tour De France, here we come!