LeEco Unveils Smart Bikes With Android on Board

BY Evan Selleck

Published 4 Jan 2017

LeEco is a company that wants to make popular Android phones, but it also wants to make popular cars, TVs, and other things, too.

Apparently one of those product segments it wants to break into is bicycles, and it’s doing it with Android, too. At CES 2017, LeEco officially unveiled a pair of “smart bikes,” one for the roads in a city terrain, and another for a more mountainous adventure.

The Smart Road Bike and the Smart Mountain Bike will both launch in October of this year in North America. They both run Android 6.0 underneath LeEco’s proprietary BikeOS, and both bikes also feature a 4-inch touchscreen. That touchscreen is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and there’s a 6000mAh battery to keep it humming along.

With that touchscreen, riders will be able to listen to online and offline music, can use HERE Maps for navigation, and log your sessions. Both bikes also feature Toray T700 carbon fiber frames.

Specifically, here’s how it breaks down for each model:

LeEco Smart Road Bike (pictured above):

    “…Toray T700 carbon fiber frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels, weighing in at a svelte 18.5 pounds. With an 11-speed one-by drivetrain, the bike uses a single chain ring up front and a wide-range cassette in back eliminating two-derailleur coordinated shifting. Other components include lightweight brake set with dual-pivot technology, paired with shift/brake levers, mounted to a strong and lightweight carbon fiber handlebar.”

LeEco Smart Mountain Bike:

    “…Toray T700 carbon fiber frame and handlebar, SR Suntour XCR Air front fork, and the popular 27.5″/650b diameter wheelset, weighing in at 26.9 pounds. The 11-speed one-by drivetrain model also utilizes a single chain ring crankset, quick and smooth rear derailleur, and a wide-range 11-42 tooth cassette. Other features include a sturdy hydraulic brake set.”

The bikes are outfitted with sensors, too, including GPS/GLONASS, accelerometer, compass, light level, barometer, crank speed, wheel speed, and support for third-party ANT+ and heart rate sensors.

LeEco included a security alarm, a horn, and onboard lighting for good measure.

No word on pricing just yet.

[via LeEco]