Take a look at any bike. Whether it be one you commute to work on everyday, or something that has been collecting dust in the shed for a few months, it is most likely pretty rudimentary. Pedals, chain, frame, and brakes are all complicated in their own way, sure, but relatively untouched by modern technology. Volata Cycles’ eponymous bike the Volata changes all of that.
One of the first things you’ll notice looking at this newly announced ride is just how clean it is. All of the components – the smart computer, the braking system, the front and rear lights – have been integrated into the aluminum alloy frame and carbon fiber fork. In essence, that gear you would otherwise buy and add on to your ride is cooked into the Volata from the start. Right out of the box, you can keep track of everything from your heart rate to your placement on an in-app leaderboard just by checking your phone. Perfect for those who live in the city, this bike also includes a 96 decibel horn and a self-locking mechanism that makes it that much harder to steal. To reserve your own bike Volata is asking for $300 with a ticket price on the finished product coming in at $3,500. [Purchase]