In the News

2017

  • September, 2017

    This thing’s the real deal.

    Curbed
  • September, 2017

    [The Wheel] will propel you uphill and beyond, as if you have super-human strength.

    SmarterTravel
  • September, 2017

    Significantly amplifies pedal stroke.

    Outside Magazine
  • September, 2017

    Amplifying your pedaling into the 21st century of cycling.

    Mashable
  • September, 2017

    Overcome any commuting obstacle.

    Uncrate
  • August, 2017

    You don’t have to give up your favourite bike.

    We Love Cycling
  • July, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel [retains] everything we love about bikes.

    Peloton
  • July, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel felt a little like magic to me.

    Treehugger
  • June, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel performed flawlessly.

    New Atlas
  • June, 2017

    I flew right through it.

    ABC WCVB
  • May, 2017

    Turns out reinventing the wheel was worth it.

    TIME
  • May, 2017

    It’s incredibly fun

    TechCo
  • May, 2017

    The fun factor was off the charts.

    San Francisco Examiner
  • May, 2017

    Smart technology uses a transferrable back wheel to turn any bike into an electric bike.

    Curbed
  • May, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel is beyond intuitive.

    The Boston Globe
  • May, 2017

    It feels like being Lance Armstrong after a visit to the doctor.

    The Boston Globe
  • April, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel uses a semi-autonomous robot that adapts to each person’s biking style.

    Curbed
  • April, 2017

    A game-changer.

    Bostinno
  • April, 2017

    The next step to a seamless e-mobility experience.

    CleanTechnica
  • April, 2017

    This attachment kicks your bike up a notch.

    Boston Magazine
  • April, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel is capable of detecting even the slightest motion from the rider and enhances their pedaling power by as much as 10 times.

    Digital Trends
  • April, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel adds electric motor and smart features to any bicycle.

    9 to 5 Toys
  • April, 2017

    Simply put, the Wheel is fun and, in the way of the best of technologies, so seamless that you forget it’s there.

    Forbes
  • April, 2017

    The Copenhagen Wheel is all about adaptability.

    TechCo
  • April, 2017

    Power-boosted bike wheel from MIT startup is finally available

    Boston Business Journal
  • April, 2017

    A simple extension of the body

    Electric Bike Action
  • April, 2017

    Makes it easier to accelerate and maintain a comfortable clip.

    Boston Business Journal
  • April, 2017

    Superpedestrian's latest Copenhagen Wheel could be the 'smart' choice for a seamless e-bike riding experience.

    TreeHugger
  • February, 2017

    A hip urban vehicle for the masses

    CNBC
  • February, 2017

    A pedal-powered, urban Uber rival

    CNBC

2016

  • March, 2016

    It’s a bit like going to the gym on the moon and doing your usual workout.

    The Boston Globe

2015

  • December, 2015

    ...could change the future of urban transportation.

    Nation Swell
  • June, 2015

    ... it feels like flying.

    NYTimes
  • February, 2015

    The Copenhagen Wheel can be attached to most bicycles and contains an onboard computer, battery, sensors and motor which respond to the rider's pedalling behaviour.

    BBC Click
  • February, 2015

    It’s like a ­magic wand that makes riding farther feel manageable.

    Outside Magazine
  • February, 2015

    The Copenhagen Wheel takes it one step further, using a sophisticated set of sensors to automatically adjust power to the rider’s own effort and terrain; a learning algorithm tweaks the system over time to adapt to the rider’s habits.

    Bicycling
  • February, 2015

    The Copenhagen Wheel turns a regular bike into a hybrid, boosting your pedal power by up to 10x.

    Architecture & Design

2014

  • December, 2014

    The Copenhagen Wheel could help get more people on their bikes, while also giving urban planners the data they need to make cities more bicycle friendly.

    The Guardian
  • November, 2014

    Welcome to TIME’s annual round-up of the best inventions making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun.

    TIME Magazine
  • November, 2014

    Ordinarily, I am a pokey cyclist, but now I was tearing down Brookline Street at 18 miles an hour, without huffing or feeling the burn.

    Boston Globe
  • November, 2014

    New tech turns regular bikes into hybrids

    The Guardian
  • October, 2014

    Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.

    CBS Evening News
  • October, 2014

    But for the engineers and designers at Cambridge-based Superpedestrian, that base is just the start for what they hope will be the next generation of urban transit.

    TechCrunch
  • September, 2014

    Actor Jared Leto Throws Support Behind the ‘Copenhagen Wheel’

    Boston Magazine
  • September, 2014

    Superpedestrian is solving complex problems with remarkable simplicity.

    BostInno
  • September, 2014

    Superpedestrian gets $4 million for Copenhagen Wheel, which turns bikes into hybrids

    BetaBoston
  • July, 2014

    If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

    The Atlantic
  • June, 2014

    This means the system could track the location of any bike at any time and collect information about usage to help make the system better.

    Gizmodo
  • June, 2014

    The Surprising Successor To The Segway That Could Revolutionize Urban Transportation

    Forbes.com
  • April, 2014

    Aimed at encouraging alternative methods of transportation.

    CNN
  • January, 2014

    It all started with this question, "How do we get more people to cycle?"

    Bloomberg Businessweek

2013

  • December, 2013

    A group of researchers have reinvented the wheel--and named it for a city in Denmark...

    Fast Company
  • December, 2013

    Copenhagen Wheel Gives Bicycles A Boost

    WBUR
  • December, 2013

    Copenhagen Wheel Gives Bicycles A Boost

    Here & Now NPR
  • December, 2013

    With one push, the Wheel turned me into the bicycling Hulk...

    The Christian Science Monitor
  • December, 2013

    It is not easy to reinvent the wheel, but researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are giving it their best shot.

    The New York Times
  • December, 2013

    Superpedestrian Starts Selling “Copenhagen Wheel” Electric Bike Kits

    Xconomy
  • December, 2013

    A New Way to Bike?

    WGBH
  • December, 2013

    MIT Reinvented the Wheel to Make Cities More Efficient and Sustainable

    EdTech Magazine
  • December, 2013

    Scientific American's 2013 Gadget Guide: 10 Technologies You Need to See

    Scientific American
  • December, 2013

    The Copenhagen Wheel is as cool as Mac computers are...

    Autoevolution
  • December, 2013

    An electric bicycle wheel with seamless smart features

    International Science Times
  • December, 2013

    There’s a new, innovative, and very cool way to get around on two wheels, and it’s being made in Cambridge.

    CBS Boston
  • December, 2013

    The Copenhagen Wheel—Enhancing urban mobility

    CNBC
  • December, 2013

    Copenhagen Wheel Goes On Sale

    CleanTechnica
  • December, 2013

    ...a simple, easy way to keep the road from rising too steeply and the keeping the wind always at your back.

    AutoblogGreen
  • December, 2013

    the coolest innovation in cycling since the invention of brakes...

    Greatist
  • December, 2013

    Imagine cruising through the city on a bike at 20 mph without exerting much effort?

    CNBC
  • December, 2013

    ...a new kind of electric-motor bicycle kit licensed from the urban futurists and engineers just down the street at MIT.

    EV World
  • December, 2013

    the Copenhagen Wheel does for electric bicycles what Apple did for mobile computing with the smartphone and tablets

    Smithsonian
  • December, 2013

    By learning about the user and analyzing the upcoming topography, the Wheel determines how much support the user needs.

    The Telegram & Gazette
  • December, 2013

    Superpedestrian has dared to bring a change in the way bicycling has been done over the years.

    Headline & Global News
  • December, 2013

    It's not a new kind of bike. It's a new kind of wheel.

    Public Radio International
  • December, 2013

    it is a simple device that can do some not so simple, very helpful things.

    Live Trading News
  • December, 2013

    Considering what it does and the opportunities it opens, the way it helps makes bikes accessible to such a wider audience, it is cheap at $699. I certainly want one.

    TreeHugger
  • December, 2013

    The wheel’s onboard electronics detect how hard the rider is pedaling, and trigger the motor to automatically assist when needed.

    RedOrbit.com
  • December, 2013

    Novel Wheel Designed that Turns Bicycle to Hybrid

    French Tribune
  • December, 2013

    Copenhagen Wheel Goes On Sale For $699

    Gas2
  • December, 2013

    People are eager to get on their bicycles. But we're stuck with cities that are built for cars.

    American City Business Journals
  • December, 2013

    Can’t afford a hybrid? MIT invention offers to turn your bike into one

    National Monitor
  • December, 2013

    The Copenhagen Wheel is not your typical hybrid

    University Herald
  • December, 2013

    The Wheel works like a Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt, generating juice during braking and turning on to boost a bike rider up steep hills.

    FOX News
  • December, 2013

    That’s all about to change as a startup based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts has began selling its Copenhagen Wheel that may introduce new ways for bike riders to use their favorite mode of transportation.

    Ubergizmo
  • December, 2013

    Self-contained powered Copenhagen Wheel hits the market – at last

    Gizmag
  • December, 2013

    MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel makes bicycles electric, goes up for pre-order

    SlashGear
  • December, 2013

    Battery and motor-assisted Copenhagen Wheel goes on sale

    BikeRadar
  • December, 2013

    bring[ing] some of the virtues of electric cars to the bicycle business.

    CNET
  • December, 2013

    In short, the Copenhagen Wheel is like an added pair of legs that know when a biker is feeling tired.

    PandoDaily
  • December, 2013

    Get excited, cyclists! Revolutionary Copenhagen Wheel is finally up for pre-order

    Digital Trends
  • December, 2013

    The Copenhagen Wheel is Commercially Ready to Help City Cyclists Pedal Up Hills

    BostInno
  • December, 2013

    Born out of MIT, it helps give cyclists the boost they need to get up those tough-to-bike hills.

    Boston Magazine
  • December, 2013

    instead of adjusting your speed using a throttle or button, you'll simply pedal faster

    Engadget
  • December, 2013

    Cycling is limited to the scale of the city, but we want to help people overcome the city.

    Wired
  • December, 2013

    Helping people move through cities in a seamless way

    Forbes
  • October, 2013

    It’s rare that a company comes along and reinvents the wheel, but it looks like that is about to happen.

    The New York Times
  • May, 2013

    Copenhagen Wheel Hits the Streets

    EcoGeek
  • February, 2013

    Smart Wheel Takes the Load Off Your Commute

    Mode Shift

2012

  • October, 2012

    It might look like a regular bike wheel but it is far from it.

    Recyclebank
  • March, 2012

    Copenhagen Wheel Ups Cycling Power, Spins Out Info

    EarthTechling

2011

  • September, 2011

    interest has shot through the roof.

    PCMag

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