Wouldn’t it be nice if you could charge up your mobile while exercising at the same moment? Why waste all the energy you generate while pedalling to your destination when you can use it to charge your mobile? With the Silverback Stake 1 and 2, you can do just that. The bike is equipped with a USB charging port at the front hub which is powered by a dynamo which in turn is powered by your pedalling.
If you’re as concerned about global warming as I am, then this is the way forward. Everyone I know is trying their best to do their part in preventing the increase of carbon and greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Mobile phone companies are coming up with some pretty amazing ideas, solar powered phones, solar powered backpacks in an effort to make mobile phones more environmentally friendly and also to help the battery-hungry mobile devices that people now carry on their person nowadays. So between this bike and a solar-powered backpack, your off, self-sufficient here we come.
Now German bike manufacturer Silverback has come up with a brilliant idea to keep your mobile charged on the go, and in a total carbon emission freeway: it derives all its power from your pedalling. While you happily pedal your way to your destination, the in-built dynamo is charged up and transfers the power to the USB port where you can charge up your mobile phone, MP3 player, or any device. Now enjoy Green, carbon-free, and eco-friendly calls thanks to the Silverback’s noteworthy innovation.
Now the bike itself is state of the art with nickel alloy frames and Shimano components including front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. When the dynamo isn’t being used to top up low voltage devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player, it reverts to the traditional dynamo task of powering the bikes’ lights. If you’d like a little boost on your ride, the Starke 1 also packs a built-in electric motor that should speed you along quite nicely.