This Bike Can Be Folded And Is Compatible With Your Smartphone, Meet JIVR

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Innovative Bike Designs are on the roll! Folding bicycles are gaining popularity with bikers and sports adventurists. The folding procedure can, though, become tedious due to the chain. British start-up JAM Vehicles has created a solution to that: the JIVRess Bike. This e-bike functions with a chainless sealed drivetrain instead, removing the hassle of folding!

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“JIVR is a hybrid lifestyle bicycle. It’s the world’s first folding, electric bicycle compatible with smartphones”, promote the creators of this e-bike.

The JIVR weighs 33 lb (15 kg), foldable in four steps, and can be carted along on its 20-inch wheels once folded.

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JAM founder Marcin Piatkowski explains that the bike works with a purely mechanical direct-drive system that his team has three years developing.

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“The drivetrain is entirely encapsulated inside the frame, which creates a perfect environment for mechanics – no sand, dust or water can get in,” he says. “This makes the drivetrain extremely durable and maintenance free. It’s also as efficient as a regular chain drive, however its efficiency doesn’t decrease over time as in chain drive (chains usually get rusty, muddy, etc).”

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The model has a 350-watt hub motor in the front wheel. Conversely, the rear-wheel can be powered manually. The motor gives a maximum speed of 32 km/h (20 mph), powered by a 36-volt 9-Ah lithium-ion battery pack. A 90-minute charge of this can last a distance of about 20 miles (32 km).

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The e-bike is also Bluetooth 4.0 equipped, and can communicate with the owner’s smartphone. This design allows the device to be used as a handlebar-mounted control console! Equipped with iBeacon technology as well, it can interact with businesses or Apple smart devices that are within range.

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JAM is currently crowdfunding JIVR on Kickstarter. Head over to their campaign if you want in!