The future bike without the need to shift gears and carry a lock


Riding a bike in Moscow is not the most pleasant activity, considering all the hills, traffic jams, rain, and especially dirty roads. But it is these difficulties that inspired the team of Teague designers to create the Denny bicycle for the Oregon Manifest competition.

The model (made by Taylor Sizemore) is built on a minimalist frame, in contrast to the high-tech components. To start with, there is an electric motor (with a removable battery) on the front hub, which helps to climb uphill. Paired with it is an electronic gear shifter that automatically responds to changes in road conditions and provides a “hassle-free ride”. To combat constant downpours, the bike has a simple device with a rubber coating instead of a fender.


Riding in the city is always risky, and Denny is equipped with features to enhance safety: daytime running lights, brake lights, and turn signals activated by shifting the brake levers. The deliberately modest appearance is complemented by a handlebar that serves as a quick lock – if desired, it can be completely detached to secure the rear wheel to the frame. For now, the bicycle remains an experimental project within the Oregon Manifest, but the winning model of the competition will be put into production, and previous champions – such as the Faraday Porteur – were produced with the help of crowdfunding.