Pre-order at This is the first commercial version of the Copenhagen Wheel. Now available for sale.
Own a limited edition, hand-crafted Copenhagen Wheel, invented and built in Cambridge, MA.

The Copenhagen wheel Technical specifications:
MOTOR US: 350W / EU: 250W
WEELE SIZE 26″ or 700c rim
BATTERY Removable 48Volt Lithium
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0
BATTERY LIFE 1000 cycles
COMPATIBILITY Single Speed or 9/10 Speed Free Hub (email us your bike specs if you have doubts: )
TOP SPEED US: 20 mph
EU: 25 km/h
BRAKE TYPE Rim brake and regenerative braking (downhill and back-pedal)
RANGE Up to 50 km / 31 mi
WEIGHT 5.9 kg / 13 lbs
DROPOUT 135 mm

Directed by : Alon Seifert
Concept & script by Assaf Biderman 
Supervised by Nili (Onili) Ohayon
Lead Photographer : Frank Sum
Animation director: Omer ben David
Photographers: Danny Dwyer, John David, Habib Yazdi
Additional 3d animation: Yishay Shemesh
Video editor:  Alison Mao
Additional Editing: Habib Yazdi
Narration by Andrew Finn Magill
Additional animation: Dan G Windsor
Additional graphic design: Eitan Cohen
Music by The secret project
sound mix by Nili Ohayon
Stills photos and additional production: Dan Mason
Bike Mechanic: Edward Thomas

Riders: Chris Green, Frank, Nili Ohayon, Eli Pe’er

Special thanks to the Superpedestrian Team:
John Ibsen, Basak Ozer, Ruben Cagnie, James Simard, Julian Fong, Eric Barber, Jon Stevens,Nili Ohayon, Jeanne Dasaro and of course: Assaf Biderman. Extra thanks to Chris Green for script assistance.

Special Thanks to Harris bicycle Shop in Newton MA.

Music: “Climb” by The secret project

Many of you ask about the Copenhagen wheel’s relation to the TV show Weeds. the answer is yes, Weeds used it in their show during a whole season, they were granted the permission to use it by its inventors at the MIT SENSEable City Lab.


  1. All this talk about highly intelligent design and innovation, but not a single rider in this video is wearing a helmet. Those nifty knit hats won't do much to absorb impact.

  2. Anyone else notice that they only show one side of the wheel in this video? (The left side) And when they do show they right side of the bike, I realized the chain drive is on the opposite side indicating that either the wheel can operate forwards and backwards, or the video is flipped horizontally.

  3. The company is taking its sweet ass time developing the product, people have been waiting for more than a year to get theirs, it is like a kick-starter from hell. Not a fan of people developing a brand to sell a technology that they can't bring to market yet, I am sure this will bust at this pace.

    Pre-orders are 950+
    So much for helping out the poor and homeless…
    Capitalistic magic.
    I bet it breaks down after a year of use and that the batteries are also damn expensive.

  5. Looks like a very interresting product. I would like to use my bike more for commuting, but unfortunately its often too slow so I take my car instead. The 25 km/h top speed limit for the EU model makes this product and other ebikes useless for me as I ride much faster than that unassisted. I can even have a higher average speed on my roadbike than 25 km/h without breaking a sweat (and Im not that fit really). If I was going to consider this or any ebike it would have to increase my commuting efficiancy by adding those 250w to the 250w (or whatever) that Im producing myself without a speed limit or at least a much higher limit. With a product like that it would be easy to average 40-50km/h, which would be awesome. I know of cource that it would be illegal to sell a product like that. Anyway… My questions are: what limits the speed of the bike? Is there a speed sensor somewhere, and would the wheel stop working if the sensor got damaged? Also, lets say you are putting 500w into the pedals yourself or going down a steep hill while pedaling; will the wheel activate some sort of breaking system?

  6. Very cool but good god thats expensive. You could buy a decent scooter for less and I imagine they will be huge targets for thieves once people figure out what they are. I'll check back in in a few years and hope someone figured out how to make it cost half as much and taser people who are screwing with my back wheel.


    Unreleased product, two years behind schedule, manufacturer refuses to tell its customers when they will get their wheel, despite accepting $1000 from them.

    They do not reply to emails and delete all negative comments on Facebook.


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