Bikes share space with cars at Detroit auto show

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm •  Published: January 16, 2013
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The Prius-branded concept bike, which was developed in 2011, is a traditional bike designed in cooperation with Parlee Cycles. In addition to a lightweight carbon-fiber frame, it includes electronic shifters and a smartphone dock. A concept bicycle is one that showcases an idea but is typically not immediately ready for production.

Kia, which traces its roots back to the 1940s when it started as a bike manufacturer, has the K Velo on display. It's designed by Peter Schreyer, who oversees design for Kia and Hyundai. Featuring 20-inch wheels and a compact frame, the bike is sold in South Korea.

In addition to the Outback, which has two bikes on its rooftop rack, Subaru gave a nod to outdoor enthusiasts with rooftop racks holding skis and snowboards on some other vehicles.

Consumers' associations with bicycles are generally positive, Anwyl said, even if a vehicle doesn't have room to easily stow a bike.

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