Pulse urban concept bike from Teague

Commuter, Concept 8 37

Before I take off, I want to quickly point you to the Pulse urban bike concept by the designers at Teague. Like the Prelude concept bike that I posted not long ago, this design features a luminescent frame.

“Dana Krieger, Industrial designer at Teague presents a tribute to the triangle. A reinterpretation of an icon, which unifies individual components into a coherent statement in tune with contemporary needs (and attitudes). Equal parts gym membership, fashion statement and Kyoto pact contributor–Pulse is a transportation solution in synch with the needs of today’s urban denizen.”

According to an online document about the Pulse, the design also features bar-end mounted LED turn signals that work with an integrated LED taillight.
Read more about this concept at Urban Velo and Core77.


Related Posts

8 Comments

  1. GeekGuyAndy August 4, 2009 at 11:25 pm -  Reply

    Funny how it lights up to the right side of the cranks… If you're going to make a concept, at least do more than add a glowing triangle over a dark bike image.

  2. suganick August 5, 2009 at 10:34 am -  Reply

    GeekGuyAndy: I'm glad someone else spotted that! They should of dropped the crank in front of the triangle. Aside for the rendering booboo, I think this bike is on to some really great innovations. I really enjoy the shape of the frame, and some of the possibilities there. The turn signals are also good, but would be a even better aftermarket solution for people looking to configure them on current bikes. The lightning on this bike, paired up with the green LED bike lane rear light concept would put any disco lighting to shame!

    -nick

  3. Anonymous August 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    There are some very nice ideas on the bike.

  4. Martin August 6, 2009 at 9:04 am -  Reply

    been done. all the 'innovations' on this bike have been done and are already available (maybe with the exception of the brake light)why have a light on a bike which my legs are going to obscure? seems like this bike needs a 'SafeGuard' light – for which there is actually a working prototype…

  5. suganick August 6, 2009 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    Martin-

    Why don't you make some posts of everything that's "been done". Would love to see the prototype. Dana, great video! The still shot makes more sense now!

  6. Martin August 7, 2009 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    Suganick:

    Sorry, i must admit, i was a little dry/sarcastic. i do really like this idea, i was trying to implement a similar idea as my final year Uni project, but as a removable/modular unit that can attach across a generic set of bike sizes. proved quite difficult and very extensive research required!! instead,i integrated similar technology into a rear mudguard, with the eventual hope of getting it into a full set of front and rear mud guards, creating more visible degrees of illumination for the cyclist being seen from the side. i do have images of my prototype in action, and as soon as i get hold of them i'll fling 'em onto flikr or some such for you to browse and comment :) i'm all for making the cyclists more visible!!
    there are some products that attempt a similar effect here: http://www.elec2go.com.au/category8_1.htm
    and here:
    http://www.californeon.com/

    quite dated i though, but i guess it shows that this kind of product is proving hard to get success out of. I sure like the look of Teague's efforts, i only wish i had taken my idea further after graduating….i guess i still could.
    i still think that the cyclists legs might get in the way a bit too much though…?? what you think?

  7. Ask August 25, 2009 at 3:45 am -  Reply

    @ Martin
    Maybe having the legs obscure the light is not a bad thing. It is a common fact that flashing lights are more visible against the backdrop of everyday lighting. Maybe the flickering light caused by the movement of the legs against the triangles light will actually enhance the visibility. It's not like it's a tiny led light we have here. It can be harder to judge distance to flashing lights but in this case you will have a continuous light as well as the "flashing"

    I've done a custom frame where I used flourecent paint to try to achieve the same effect. Only works for like 15 minutes.

    Nice.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

   
 
 
 
Bicycle Design Merchandise=  
Competitive Cyclist - Santa Cruz