The Web giant held an internal competition to design the next GBike -- the grab-and-go bikes stationed across its Mountain View campus. A team of engineers came up with a new, low-maintenance ride.
The new GBike
The winning entry among an internal competition to design a new bike to tool around Google's Mountain View campus features a steel frame, 24-inch wheels, a coaster brake and a hand brake. And it's painted in Google's familiar red, yellow, green, and blue. The company will roll out the new model by the end of April.
Here's a sketch of the design that came in third place. This bike featured a BMX-style frame with 24-inch wheels. Though not visible in the schematic, the design also called for a rear reflector mounted on the fender and a fine mesh basket to accommodate silverware in case Googlers need travel across campus with a meal.