Copenhagen Wheel – Making Your Bicycle Smart

This is not about the bike.

This is about a wheel.

A “smart wheel” that fits on just about any bike, the Copenhagen wheel captures energy from braking or riding downhill and then gives the rider a boost when he needs it. An app lets the cyclist adjust the settings and the wheel learns the users habits to optimise the ride.



The features the wheel provides are:

Riders are given a boost as they pedal by measuring their effort, instead of using a throttle. This preserves the normal biking experience while enabling riders to bike faster, farther, and easier.

As you bike, the wheel is able to capture energy when braking or going down hill that it stores in the integrated lithium battery pack.

All actuation of the wheel happens automatically via the pedals through sensing and control algorithms. When the rider pedals harder, such as when going uphill, the wheel pushes with increasing power. Using your smartphone with the Superpedestrian app, you can vary the level of powered assist.

The Copenhagen Wheel SDK enables developers to get creative and develop a host of applications ranging from navigation to customizing the behavior of the wheel.

The Copenhagen Wheel makes your bike look even better. It’s completely wireless, compact and simple; all designed for your everyday commute. Twist two nuts, install the wheel, download the app and you’re ready to go!

Get more from your Wheel by downloading the complimentary mobile app, which allows you to lock/unlock your wheel, choose amongst a menu of customizable rides, and track personal usage statistics including time, distance, calories burned, elevation climbed and more, all of which can be compared and shared with friends.

Here’s the wheel in action:

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