California Startup Wants You to Help Design an Electric Bike for Good Karma

Some people collects garden gnomes and Star Trek figurines. Hong Quan collects bikes. At last count, he has 15.

Hong seeks to develop and market an electric bike that he said would “give you that same sense of exhilaration and joy.”  A great bike, he said, makes you forget you’re riding it, because it feels more like flying.

Hong is setting up shop under the name Karmic Bikes in Palo Alto, California, a city that has a $25 million bike boulevards program. Launching a business in the Bay Area, one of the most expensive places to live and work in the U.S., is not for the faint-hearted, but at least Hong’s design software comes free of charge.

Original story by Kenneth, see full story here. 


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