TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle states that Denny is a bicycle “that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider”, or put another way “All in – Just Ride”.
Denny is a concept electric bike that is part of the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project competition.
The Bike Design Project is a challenge to 5 design and bike building teams from bike centric cities to design the “ultimate urban utility bike”.
This year Denny is the only e-bike in the competition and it is the from Seattle’s TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle team. There are 4 other conventional (non-electric) bikes from teams from Chicago, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco.
If Denny is the winner of The Bike Design Project, it will move from a concept e-bike to a full fledged production e-bike with Fuji Bikes.
UPDATE: Denny won the competition and will go into production as an e-bike with Fuji Bikes!
Okay, let’s checkout some of the features of Denny:
In the picture above you can see the integrated head light and turn signals on the side of the front cargo rack. Denny uses a 250 watt geared front hub motor and a 36V 10ah battery is housed in the front rack.
The front cargo rack can carry a number of different items with it’s flexible netting. The battery is housed under the rack tray.
Denny’s handlebar also functions as a lock! Remove the side of the handlebar and wrap it around a pole and lock it up.
The handlebar can also be removed from the stem for other locking scenarios.
Yes, this is a fender. Actually it is more of a tire scrubber, but the idea is to remove the water from the tire before it can splash on you. Pretty cool!
The TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle team hard at work on Denny!
Here are videos of the other non-electric bikes.
The Blackline from Chicago:
Merge from New York City:
Solid from Portland:
EVO from San Francisco:
Congratulations to the TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle team for winning The Bike Design Project with Denny!
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