Mini-Roundup: Thought Controlled Shifting, Porsche gets into bikes (again), and the Target Missoni bicycle
So you don’t have to spend 20 minutes reading this post, I will omit the obligatory list of automotive manufactures who have decided to delve into the cycling world. Porsche has been on the list in the past, and they are on it again. Porsche Design has recently debuted a high performance fitness style bike. There are two models, the S and the RS (Rennsport), they come in small, medium, and large, have a pretty nice parts build on both, and cost $4775 to $8538. The full details can be found here.
What do you get when you mix Toyota’s forwarding thinking and love of innovation with the guys at Parlee and Deeplocal (they made the Nike Chalkbot)? Well, you end up with one of the coolest, nerdiest bicycles ever developed. It literally shifts by reading your mind, and is controlled by an iPhone 4. Check it out here and here.
Target has partnered with Missoni to bring forth a new fashion line that will debut this September. Hidden within that line you will find a pretty bicycle designed for the most discerning fashionista. It sports the classic Missoni zig-zags, has a step through frame, and a handy handle bar basket. No clue on price, but I do know that it certainly classes up the department store bike rack. If the Lamp Shade Fits has an image (scroll to the bottom of the post).