The bike’s designer opted for a bag rack over a traditional basket because of a basket’s tendency to fill with garbage.
A GPS and RFID unit records data for every trip. A portion of the data is published on Citi Bike's website.
A hub-enclosed capacitor stores power generated while the bicycle is in motion.
“I tried to make it very elegant. The frame is a boomerang [which] gives the bike a visual … and effective sturdiness.”
—Michel Dallaire, Citi Bike bicycle designer