Turbospoke – Bicycle “exhaust” system


So here we go again, something to add to my list of reasons I want to be a kid again. I remember my first bike, a purple and white Schwinn with the streamers on the handlebars and a bell. Eventually I needed more, so my dad added playing cards by clothes pinning them to the spokes, I waited for the sound of raw power. Okay, so it wasn’t quite what I had hoped for…

Meet Turbospoke, the bicycle “exhaust” system that makes your bike look and sound like a motorcycle. Turbospoke is a cool new bicycle accessory that transforms any bike, except for maybe a purple Schwinn with streamers, into a super cool street machine. Using only the power of your bike’s pedals, Turbospoke produces pretty nifty engine sounds from chopper to dirt bike, and then amplifies them for a realistic rider experience.

While Turbospoke certainly wasn’t attracting the attention of the police, it sure was head and shoulders above the card in the spokes trick, it comes with three different motor sounds to choose from and it’s definitely something that you don’t see on every kid’s bike. Check out the video:

At around $20.00 bucks, what kid wouldn’t want one? I’m guessing it’s gonna look stupid on my 10 speed, but then again, I look really stupid on my 10 speed anyway. Available at amazon.com

Source: www.schylling.com

4 reviews or comments

Arky Says: February 10, 2011 at 11:59 am

ha yeah i used to use bits of cardboard and pegs for this.,… i remember my first bike also (bright red bmx with plastic black 5spoke wheels :D), only thing was it got stolen and then i was sad… obviously

Mike B Says: February 11, 2011 at 3:18 am

I like the cards in the spoke better. Sure they wear out quickly, but you’re making the sound. Here, you create the power, but electronics makes the sounds. You lose that connection. It’s like driving a stick shift compared to an automatic.

John Q Says: February 11, 2011 at 5:18 am

This also uses cards and no electronics :) Take a good look at the presentation video…

Julie Says: February 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Nope, no electronics… just pedal power, and cards… but not your average playing card! and louder.. to a kid louder is almost always better ;)

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