Yesterday, Cyclelicious mentioned a bike related article in the November issue of Fast Company magazine. The article covers the development of the Trek Lime bike and the Shimano Coasting system. The full article does not appear to be available online, but you can see a few development renderings of the Lime at the online “Trek Lime Sketchpad” slideshow. I haven’t read the article yet, but I am going to pick up a copy of the magazine as soon as I can.
Speaking of product development at Trek, here is an interesting presentation board from the Trek ID group. The “Sole Ride” tricycle, which features a rear basket, looks like it may have been based on an earlier version of the Lime design. Very cool! I’m not sure if this concept is going to make it past the drawing board, but I would certainly like to see an adult tricycle like this from Trek. What do you think?