NOTE: I have no connection to the sellers or any skin in their game but I thought it was a pretty interesting design with a ton of novel techy features.
I saw an ad in my Facebook about a month ago for this Flash bike (www.flashbike.io). Thought it was interesting. I received a "secret" link to it by registering my email. They sent me a link that went live today to buy it for $1k (shipped) otherwise it shows up as $1200 (shipped). 272 of 500 people have jumped in already. Note: The battery removal looks tedious as the rear wheel with hub motor has to be removed. Also it's probably just cadence sensing. No size options. White, Silver, and Charcoal are the only color options. Other than that it sounds pretty impressive on paper but I don't know.. Indiegogo is a total gamble. I don't know how credit card companies handle claims if the seller doesn't deliver. I haven't ordered one myself, the ETA is January of 2018 (meh).
Here's a copy and paste of their specs (I consolidated the details)
500W motor (unspecified manufacturer)
36v 11.6AH 417WH Panasonic cells
High-Resolution Dashboard Screen with Speed, Distance, Battery Life and Pedal Assist Level Display
Turn-by-Turn Navigation ???
Secure Keyless Operation: On, Off and Arm
Movement-Triggered Alarm with Flashing Lights and 85 Decibel Audio
GPS Location Tracking
Front and rear lights
Automatic Brake Light
Left and Right Turn Signals
(unspecified) Shimano 7-Speed Shifters and 12-32T Cassette
Shimano Mechanical Disc Brakes with 180mm rotors
Kenda Kranium 26" x 2.10" Tires
Selle Royal Sport Comfort Saddle
Adjustable Alloy Center Kickstand
Wireless Cellular Connection with Paired Bike
Remote Check-In for Location, Battery Life and Security Alerts
Push Notifications for Low Battery and Security Alerts
Thoughts? Would you buy it? Did you preorder it?