Αν έχεις πρόβλημα κινούμενος με το ποδήλατο σου μέσα στη πόλη και δεν σε ακούει κανείς όταν πατάς την κόρνα, τότε η ETA σου έχει την λύση, αφού ετοίμασε το The Hornest, ένα ποδήλατο με τη δυνατότερη κόρνα ποδηλάτου του κόσμου που μπορεί και παράγει ήχο 178 decibels, δυνατότερο ήχο από όσο βγάζει το Concorde.

Η κόρνα αέρα συνδυάζεται με το την τριπλή Airchime KH3A και διαθέτει μια μποτίλια αέρα η οποία είναι τοποθετημένη ανάμεσα στα πόδια του οδηγού. Πόσο κοστίζει; Λίγο κάτω από £5.000, £4.995 για την ακρίβεια (€6.150)

[Πηγή: ΕΤΑ]

Δελτίο Τύπου

WORLD’S LOUDEST BICYCLE BELL IS NOISIER THAN CONCORDE

City cyclists who battle to get themselves noticed on the roads can now buy the ultimate deterrent against inattentive truck drivers; a bicycle equipped with a horn that is louder than Concorde.

At close quarters the Hornster bicycle emits 178 decibels; a level of sound so powerful that if used in anger it could deafen any motorist who veered too close.

The Hornster bicycle was developed by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) to highlight the dangers that cyclists face on city roads. Trucks are involved in over half of cyclist fatalities that occur in London.

The triple air horn fitted to the bicycle is an Airchime KH3A from an American locomotive, which has been adapted to run off a scuba diving cylinder. It is so powerful that at a distance of 100ft it is far louder than a standard truck horn and more than noisy enough for a cyclist to make themselves heard above the din of the urban jungle.

The Hornster is the brainchild of Yannick Read, whose previous work includes the flamethrower-equipped BOND bike and the world’s smallest caravan (QTvan). He said: “The same quietness that makes bicycles such a civilised way of getting around makes them vulnerable to inattentive motorists – the Hornster is a wake-up call for drivers who don’t pay attention to bikes.”

The Hornster goes on sale today for £4,995.

How loud is the Hornster?:

Hornster: 178db (@3ft) 140db (@50ft)

F-14 take off with re-heat: 130db (@50ft) Concorde (landing): 119db Typical lorry air horn: 110db (@100ft) City traffic: 78db (central London) Conversation in restaurant: 60db

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  • cfu

    LOL !!!!!!! παω να το δείξω στη παρεα απο το LateRide 

  • jim

    kai an pesis na gini to ela na dis (eki anamesa sta pdia pou ine)

  • Tbock

    Αυτό δεν είναι ποδήλατο με κόρνα. Είναι κόρνα με ποδήλατο!