Two Wheel Bicycles in Dubai
There’s been no shortage of attempts to build a workable two-wheel-drive bicycle over the years, but this latest effort from Double of Japan looks one of the most compelling yet.
Over the years, there have been several attempts to create a functional two-wheel-drive bicycle, but this latest one from Double of Japan appears to be one of the most intriguing thus far.
The bizarre two-wheel drive system uses a special hub to drive a chain shielded by a length of tubing to the front of the bike. The hub has a standard free hub on the drive side and a fixed gear behind the rotor.
Then, this powers what we presume to be a CV joint, which is connected to another chain on the front wheel’s non-drive side, where a freewheel is installed.
Thanks for doing that, if you did! Check out this user manual in Japanese if you’re having trouble understanding how (we assume) the Double functions after reading that fairly hazy description.
Although it’s evident that a lot of thought went into building this system, and despite its slightly off-putting appearance, it looks very slick compared to other 2WD bikes we’ve seen in the past, the Double’s advertising videos have not received the same attention.