This year's winner of the Oregon manifest Utility design bicycle challenge goes to... an e-bike?
“We need to adjust our view of the cycling future.”
- Tinker Hatfield, the renowned Nike product designer.
Yes, the veridic is in: E-bikes are cool as long as you are carrying cargo.
Q: What is the Oregon Manifest Challenge?
A: "The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a one-of-a-kind design/build competition, in which some of the country’s best custom bike craftsman and select student teams vie to create the ultimate modern utility bike." (link)
Q: But I thought e-bikes were cheating?
A: That was under the old rules. Under the new rules, e-bikes make sense for utilitarian tasks such as moving you and your things around town.
Q: Wouldn't that make my car redundant?