The Gocycle electric-assist bike has been shortlisted in the Green Gadget of the Year category of the T3 Gadget Awards.
The futuristic-looking bike, which is currently undergoing thorough testing by our colleagues at Cycling Plus magazine – watch out for a review on BikeRadar soon, is described on the T3 site as “a lightweight, stylish chunk of white moulded magnesium that’s perfect for the city”.
As we revealed back in April, it has a frameset and wheels made from injection moulded magnesium, a monoblade fork and fully enclosed chain drive. The electric-assist kicks in after six revolutions of the cranks, at which point you can sit back and relax, and let the motor do all the hard work.
Fat tyres and rear suspension give comfort a boost, and the bike disassembles to quite a small package too – though it’s not meant to compete with the likes of Brompton. Speed is restricted to 15mph in the UK. RRP is £1,197.99.
The Gocycle is up against the Bayliss Eco Media Player, Sony Bravia Z5500 TV, Roberts Solar DAB radio and Husqvarna Automower grass cutter. For more details, visit the T3 Gadget Awards website.