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10 Brilliant Redesigns for the Bicycle

An Excellence Award winner at 2010 International Bicycle Design Competition, the AutoVelo, created by SpeedStudio Design's founder, Erik Stoddard, is a hybrid electric recumbent bicycle that's more upright than traditional versions to mimic the seated position in a car. "Most recumbent bikes sit lower to the ground, but the AutoVelo is actually modeled off the seating position of a small SUV so you're a little higher off the ground, so you can see in traffic and you can be seen," Stoddard…