If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the Specialized eff-you-see-eye or fUCI for short:
The idea behind the bike, obviously a prototype, was along the lines of what can we do to make the fastest possible bike for a normal human being… It was, according to the designer, “should be less about what’s allowed and more about what if?”
Now, being one who owns a race bike that can catch a draft off of a piece of fettuccini, I can look at that bike and feel comfortable saying it’s worth up to 1-3 mph of free speed over my current UCI approved aero race bike. That means if your comfortable pace is around 20 mph on a bike like my Venge, you’d easily be comfortable with 21-23 mph on the fUCI – and I’m low-balling it so I don’t seem too outrageous. Now, lest you believe that the fUCI doesn’t actually mean “fUCI”:
Some cool, innovative features: That little bubble behind the saddle is a built-in saddle bag. Go ahead and click the link at the beginning of the post and check out the cockpit – and all of the other features (it’s also an e-bike).
This came from Specialized’s “Very Special Things” site where special projects are showcased. Do check it out.