New York bike thieves don't play. They have Mission: Impossible-level skills and enough balls to steal your wheels in broad daylight... while being filmed. So when Savannah College of Art and Design student Jaryn Miller was told to design a solution to bike theft as a class exercise, he knew that throwing more iron at the problem wouldn't work. " If even the most durable lock is vulnerable, I figured I had to find a way to make it more trouble than it’s worth to steal the bike," he tells Co.Design.
How do you satisfy a bike snob, a sustainable urbanite, and a slightly lazy normal person at the same time? The Grace Pro E-motorbike, that's how. It's an ultralight commuter bicycle with a handmade aluminum frame and a lithium-ion battery to pick up the slack while climbing tough hills. But with killer styling from handlebar to taillight, the Grace Pro looks respectable enough to win over even a grizzled fixie-riding bike messenger.