Users start by hanging their bike from its handlebar and saddle, on provided hooks and loops inside the washing station
Two parallel rows of nozzles rise up from the floor of the machine, gently spraying both sides of the bike first with water containing eco-friendly detergent, and then with fresh rinse water
After several minutes, once the wash is over, the bike is removed and dried by hand
The multi-language QBike touchscreen interface
The QBike system in use
Whether it’s dried-on mud or a thick coating of desert dust, mountain bikes can get pretty dirty. Usually, they end up getting cleaned with a garden hose, a sponge and bucket, or sometimes even the LOW setting at a car wash. Italy’s Novatec Engineering, however, has come up with something ... snazzier. It’s an automated bike-washing station, known as the QBike.
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