One of the most eye-catching innovations on display at CES® 2017 in Las Vegas was LeEco’s two new “smart bikes” for the U.S. market, which the company says break the cycle of conventional riding.
Each bike comes with LeEco’s Android 6.0-powered BikeOS system displayed on a 4” touchscreen and is powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The system provides turn-by-turn navigation tailored for bicycle riding from HERE Maps, online and offline music playback, walkie-talkie communication with other nearby compatible LeEco smart bikes, and ride logging.
The LeEco Smart Road Bike, which won an award at the conference, features an aerodynamic Toray T700 carbon fiber frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels. Other components include a lightweight brake set with dual-pivot technology, paired with shift/brake levers, mounted to a strong and lightweight carbon fiber handlebar. The extensive use of carbon fiber keeps the bike at just 18.5 pounds.
LeEco’s other bike, the LeEco Smart Mountain Bike features a Toray T700 carbon fiber frame and handlebar, a 27.5″/650b diameter wheelset, and weighs in at 26.9 pounds.
LeEco hasn’t released final pricing information on these two models, but the new smart bikes should be available in the U.S. by the second quarter of 2017.