Xtracycle has produced a simple slideshow about their product. I don’t quite understand why it hasn’t taken over the world yet. Several times a week I get emails from people who say they want Stokemonkey without an Xtracycle. Maybe I’ll just start sending them this link. I also think I’ll start writing up ordinary assisted bicycle products, to help people find what they want if that isn’t what Stokemonkey is: Stokemonkey is for narrowing the gap between what you can do with a plain Xtracycle (which is a lot) and what you can do with a multi-ton vehicle (which is too much and not enough at once). It’s not for making a plain bicycle faster and heavier (which is a dubious bargain).
Posted on April 28, 2006.