Lancia Urban Bike
The Lancia Urban Bike is a concept bicycle created by Italian automaker Lancia in collaboration with MomoDesign. Its manufacturers claim that the bicycle has been designed to account for riding performance and comfort while being minimal in weight. The bike has been described as rustproof, due to its parts being made from carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium. Its frame is designed to absorb bumps, which abates the need for a suspension system.
The bicycle's weight is less than 11 kg, and it has many aluminum parts. The gearbox is an 8-speed from Shimano, and the brakes are also from Shimano. The disc of the breaks disc is 160 mm front and rear with mechanical calliper control. The forks are aluminum. The frame and the handlebars are made from carbon.
It had been speculated in 2007 that if offered to consumers, the bicycle's price would be around £1,500 (approximately €1,900). It was reported in 2007 that the bicycle was available at Lancia dealers, with a price of €3,300.
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