China News Service, September 26 (Zhang Jian) Recently, a bicycle "Made in Shanghai" that can be ridden and ridden has caused widespread discussion on the Internet.
On September 25, a reporter from Chinanews.com visited this company located in the Qifu Guangsi Science and Technology Park in Songjiang District, Shanghai.
Lie down and ride a bicycle during a trial ride. Photo by Zhang Jian
The person in charge Zhou Yanggang is taking the technicians to try this bike.
He told reporters that, unlike traditional bicycles, the bicycles they produce are used to lie down and ride. The biggest advantage is "comfort". Sitting on the backrest is like sitting on a sofa, allowing cyclists to travel long distances. There will be no feeling of backache during the trip, and other body parts can be completely relaxed as long as the legs are exerted.
At the same time, this reclining car has a rear shock absorber system, which has a good cushioning effect when encountering bumpy roads.
And its turning radius is very small, it can turn around in a radius of three meters and five meters, which is the smallest (bicycle) turning radius in the world.
Zhou Yanggang and partner You Jia are debugging lying and cycling in the workshop. Photographed by Zhang Jian
Zhou Yanggang told reporters that at present this kind of reclining car is mainly sold to countries such as Europe, the United States and Australia, with an annual sales of about 3,000 units.
It plans to sell in the Chinese market this year, with prices ranging from 3,000 yuan (RMB, the same below) to 28,000 yuan.
So why did you produce this lying-and-riding bicycle?
Zhou Yanggang said that he and his partner You Jia are fellow villagers. Ten years ago, the two liked to study various bicycles in their hometown of Sichuan.
By chance, You Jia studied a lying bicycle and took a video and posted it on the Internet, which attracted considerable attention at home and abroad.
At that time, a foreigner contacted You Jiarang to help build this car, but the other party was not satisfied with the product that was just made.
After repeated improvements, when the other party saw the prototype, they were very satisfied and decided to mass produce.
What the two of them did not expect was that it took ten years to do this. At present, the reclining bicycle has been designed and developed in many varieties, and the functions are more complete and more practical.
Partner You Jia explained that there are 6 gears for lying down and riding a bicycle, and the fastest speed can reach more than 30 kilometers per hour. At the same time, it is equipped with an LCD instrument panel, so the mileage and speed are clear at a glance.