Turntable Rider turns your bike into a DJ mixer

(Credit:
Cogoo)

Two years after Nike Japan turned the sneaker into a musical instrument, Japanese bike-sharing service Cogoo is doing the same with the BMX.

Turntable Rider transforms your freestyle bike into a DJ console with only a few basic add-ons.

The bike’s wheels become jog wheels with sticks that attach to the rims, and a crossfader box goes on the handlebars. The brakes are sound pads. All you need is balance and a sense of rhythm.

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