The Smart Ped Kicks the Dust off a Childhood Novelty

View all 8 Photos

Most of us can remember the joys and limits to the kick bike we owned as a child; getting us around the block slightly faster than walking would’ve taken through an inordinate amount of kicks, but still safer than a skateboard (and requiring less much less balance). It was essentially a suburban compromise that our mothers could approve of, but always felt like it had more potential than we gave it. Now, the designers at Flykly have reached that potential with the Smart Ped; an eclectically assisted system that extends your ride drastically. Its e-kick design allows one to travel a range of 30-50 km (18-30 miles), with top speeds of 25 km/h (16mph), making it an efficient option for the daily commuter. Made in Milan, it turns a childhood novelty into a practical way to traverse an urban landscape. And thanks to its lightweight and foldable design, weighing only 11 kg (24 lbs.), and folding down to a size of around 62 cm by 78 cm (24” by 30”), the Smart Ped can join you wherever you need to go. The bike features an all-in-one motor, battery and electronics within its rear wheel, integrating the Smart Wheel concept Flykly has already found great success in into this new piece of technology. The Smart Wheel allows you to lock the Smart Ped with the touch of a dedicated app, and the app also connects you to a community of riders to help determine smarter and safer routes for your commute. Best of all, the Smart Ped is an open source design, leaving owners free to upgrade and tweak it as they wish, and access all the new features others have developed in the community. The Smart Ped is a perfect solution for any urbanite wishing to kick off the nostalgic dust of their youth and ride to work in style.

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • 72 Hours in Oslo

    A complete Oslo travel guide to make a short trip to the city memorable. Founded…

  • Istoria Hotel

    A sophisticated retreat in Santorini, Greece. Built in eastern Santorini, away from the island’s popular…

  • The Olea Hotel

    An oasis of relaxation on a picturesque Greek island. Located on a hill on the…

  • Stedsans In The Woods

    A rustic retreat in the middle of a Swedish forest. Nestled in the woodland of…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(155703)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • Instrmnt’s A-Series Clock

    Minimalism meets industrial style in a versatile clock design. Glasgow-based multi-disciplinary design studio Instrmnt made…

  • Organico by Philipp Crass

    An eco-friendly furniture concept. Born in Southern Germany, Philipp Crass grew up in a rural…

  • The Bienvenido/Welcome Collection

    Furniture and accessories designed with modern living spaces in mind. Mexico City-based studio Christian Vivanco…

  • Orbit Light By Jesse Ede

    A creative design that references the movement of celestial bodies. South African artist and designer…

  • Introducing Como Audio

    A stylish multi-room audio system that brings your favorite tunes to any area of your…

  • The Soda Chair

    A fresh take on antique bentwood chairs. While distinctly modern and fresh, DesignByThem’s new Soda…

  • The Aluminum Ruler

    Designed with designers in mind. While they’re a must-have item for designers and architects, rulers…

  • The Shiftpod 2 Portable Shelter

    A portable shelter that can handle even extreme weather conditions. Designed by Advanced Shelter Systems,…

  • The Blanco Folding Sofa

    A perfect seating solution for modern living spaces. Made with function in mind, the new…

  • Huygens Clocks

    Displaying the passage of time in complete silence. Celebrating pendulum inventor Christiaan Huygens, Amsterdam-based brand…

Close Cart