A bottle cage is a great way to carry hydration on a bicycle. Problem is, it doesn’t exactly fit the kind of hydration you prefer during the party months of summer, which is a cold bottle of beer. That’s not a problem with the Lithium Bikes Super 73, an upcoming electric bike that integrates a bottle-ready cup holder, among a whole load of excellent features.
That’s right, someone’s making a bike with an actual cup holder on the frame, so you can ride with a cup of coffee, a can of Duff beer, or a bottle of your favorite soda within easy reach. Even better, the rest of the bike is just as cool, making it one of the more exciting pedal-assist vehicles we’ve seen in the space.
The Lithium Bikes Super 73 is powered by a 1,000-watt mid-drive motor that can send it to cruising speeds of up to 25 mph and a battery that can keep it running for up to 20 miles on a full charge. Even better, the battery is removable, so you can carry backup and swap in a fresh one, in case you run out while on the road. An integrated bike computer with an onboard display allows you to see key information like speed and distance in real time, while an accompanying key allows you to shut down the battery to restrict powered use for whatever purpose that might serve you.
Features include five levels of pedal assist, a powder-coated steel frame, disk brakes, 20-inch wheels, 4.25-inch wide tires, an integrated USB port for using the battery as a power bank, and even a bottle opener to accompany cup holder. It has a geometry designed for riders between 5’2’’ and 6’5’’.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Lithium Bikes Super 73. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $1,799.