September 01, 2011
It comes from Michigan-based Inner City Bikes.
Said designer Joey Ruiter, "Our goal was to hit the reset button on bike design."
By George, I think they've done it.
From Men's Journal, "The end product is a sci-fi cycle with the essentials only: an aluminum frame, freewheel rear hub, 36-inch tires, disc brakes, custom-fit cranks, and a seat. Not even a chain or drive train."
Added Ruiter, "It's a city cruiser. More fashion than function."
Below, with optional fenders.
Put your name on the waiting list here.
September 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink
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We've been riding on them because people then weren't able to make a gear. And now someone makes a bike without gear again. On the video he's like riding 17km/hour, and due to the lack of a transmission he can't get much faster without getting tired fast. We have transmission for a reason.
Posted by: ferry | Sep 2, 2011 12:39:24 PM
Your seat's too low
Posted by: Tim | Sep 2, 2011 6:24:18 AM
Feel the quad burn. City bike, yes, as long as it's a flat city.
I recall a three mile trip on a flat dirt road, on a bike that was too short for my frame and too short for my legs. Not good.
Posted by: Kay | Sep 1, 2011 3:08:26 PM
That thing has got to be super difficult to control. Looks good, while it's upright.
Posted by: DougD | Sep 1, 2011 2:55:13 PM
Add to the list: wheelchairs. Even the zippiest are v clunky loading in and out of cars.
Posted by: Becs | Sep 1, 2011 2:39:08 PM
Dear Designers of the World:
The following things do not need to be redesigned:
From the Department of the Elimination of Needless Fiddling.
Posted by: Rocketboy | Sep 1, 2011 12:18:57 PM
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