If Norman Keith Collins was into BMX…

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Bicycle tire tracks come in all shapes and sizes but none quite like the Sailor. This all-new BMX tire concept takes nautical inspiration and applies it to two wheels on land. Not just for good grip, the recessed anchor and rope designs are rooted in the American serviceman’s interpretation of traditions and symbols that go back thousands of years. Whether you’re into the whole Sailor Jerry look or not, it’s an undeniably cool concept with serious potential for massive market reach with unlimited aesthetic variations and styles!

Designer: Kenavanh Phommasene

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Riding out of Pi Day like…

Not just for geometry geeks, the Pi bike is a functional twist on the fixie that was just released on 3/14, otherwise known as Pi Day (and, coincidentally, Albert Einstein’s bday)! The design applies the familiar shape of the pi (π) symbol to the frame of the bike. This far-out fixed gear’s high, flat top and low handlebars gives riders an extremely aggressive stance that looks anything but math nerd!

But was it as easy as pie to make?! Not quite. Before making molds, the designers sketched out the frame shape, tweaked the form using scale models made out of cardboard and plywood, and then cast the frame out of resin. After casting, it was sanded down and assembled by hand to form the fully functioning version you see today.

Designers: Tadas Maksimovas, Martijn Koomen & Tang Yau Hoong

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The Pi Bike is a fixed gear bicycle handmade out of carbon fiber in the shape of pi (π) symbol.

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The Transformer of Trikes

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Is it a bike? A trike? A scooter? The TF1 is actually all three! This transforming kids trike/bike hybrid instantly transitions from a three-wheeled design that’s perfect for training into a two wheel bike. Its pedals can also be removed so it becomes a push scooter little ones can ride. Not only does it adapt as children’s skill evolve, it grows with them thanks to an adjustable saddle and handlebars. For added safety during training, its rear wheels rotate inward and outward to lock it in place and keep it from rolling uncontrollably.

Designer: 700Kids

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A different kind of bike donut

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Add the Orbike to Musk’s Boring Company program and you’ve literally got a city that’s perfect for any commuter. Sitting half above and half below the surface of the road, the Orbike is a donut-shaped vending machine that allows people to rent bicycles and bike-related equipment. Designed to be efficient, but more to grab attention, the Orbike rotates inside its transparent shell, allowing you to literally cycle through products before choosing what to buy/rent.

Built with dedicated areas to take equipment out and put equipment in, the Orbike provides a rather unique vending experience. With 8 compartments (4 sitting below the surface), the Orbike can store not just different types of bikes but even rinding equipment. Strategically located across the city, the Orbike system can allow you to drive a bicycle from your home to work without actually having to own a bike. Through its system design and innovative user experience, the Orbike is created to encourage bike rentals. Moreover, wouldn’t it make a great landmark/meeting-point?!

The Orbike is a winner of the Asia Design Prize for the year 2018.

Designers: LiuYeQuan & LiYanrong.

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An awesome-looking awesome-sounding bike bell

The title pretty much says what I have to about Spurcycle’s bell. It’s refreshingly different, with its clean look, clean sound, and compact size. It is to bike bells what Ariana Grande is to vocalists… Tiny, beautiful, and an absolute pleasure to the ears.

Made in the USA out of precisely engineered stainless steel and brass components, the Spurcycle bell has a brilliant, resounding, long chime sound that sounds extremely pleasing rather than the annoying trill of most bike bells. The sound has a great pitch, and becomes loud for a bit before fading to silence over a span of 8-10 seconds. Available in brushed metal and coated black versions, the Spurcycle bell also comes with a lifetime warranty, because with a bell that’s so pleasing to look at and listen to, you’ll probably want it for life!

Designer: Spurcycle

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Yes, this E-bike is Hauling Wood

It doesn’t feel quite right to call this a bike, motorcycle or moped because it exists in the in-between. It’s called the FEDDZ and its unique open framework makes it at once unique and perplexing.

Slogdesign’s interesting take on the e-bike is first designed for convenience and practicality but its looks aren’t half bad either. It’s ultra-slim yet powerful enough to carry you and a myriad of everyday items you might need. Whether it’s gear for a beach day or lumber for your fireplace, you can organize and secure things in the center of the frame to maintain a low center of gravity and balance for a comfortable ride. With a top speed of nearly 30 mph and a range of 40 miles, its perfect for errand-running around town.

Designer: Jürgen Hinderhofer of SLOGDESIGN

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Curb weight: 77 lbs, 103 lbs with battery
2 kw back wheel hub electric motor, brushless
2.4 kw back wheel hub electric motor, brushless
Lithium ion 48 V battery with 8 A battery charger
Battery is removable and lockable
Battery is recharged with the battery charger in any household socket
Battery can also be charged in the vehicle
Battery and motor controller USB interface for maintenance
Up to 15 % battery brake energy regeneration
Hydraulic Magura disc brakes on the back and front wheel
Rear swinging fork with shock absorbers
Front wheel fork with 20 mm shaft system
Schwalbe Crazy Bob tyres 26” x 2.35
High-performance led headlight by Philips

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LED back light with integrated brake light
LED signal sets at front and back with interval switch
Side stand with immobiliser
Cargo compartment
Cargo bag in various colours
Side covers of both sides (helmet compartment), lockable
2 belt straps in black with clip-in fast release fastener
2 belt straps in colour with clip-in fast release fastener
Side mirror, left-hand side
Side mirror, right-hand side
Seat, height-adjustable
Anodised aluminium foot rests
Anodised aluminium foot rest adapter for comfort position
RFID chip card as key
4 driving modes to be selected via handle button
Display is Bluetooth compatible
12 V or 24 V additional wiring for customer-specific applications
Tacho app for smartphones

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Two-factor security for your two-wheeler!

You don’t always need AI and motion detection to dissuade burglars. A simple Grip-lock is enough to make them want to rip their hair out while they regret trying to steal your two-wheeler.

This is the Grip-lock. It’s basically a physical barrier that makes motorcycle theft a literal pain in the a**. It snaps around your bike throttle and your brake stick in a rather inconspicuous manner, and can only be opened using a key. The Grip-lock’s purpose is two-fold. A. Preventing the throttle from being turned, so you can’t really accelerate or drive the motorcycle, and B. it presses down on your brake too, so you can’t really wheel the motorcycle away too.

Using a combination of reinforced nylon with hardened steel rods on the inside, it’s easier to give up than to break the Grip-lock. Made with an adjustable design, the Grip-lock works on everything from motorcycles to scooters, quad-bikes, and even snowmobiles. Plus, with its 10-year warranty, you can save some cash and skip the insurance!

Designer: Grip-lock

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Your Last-Mile Made-Easy

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Designed to maximize your last-mile commute, the Praxis bicycle is both aptly named for the axis on which it conveniently folds down to half its normal size and after the famed cycle components brand. Unlike many other folding designs, it features a quick-release system that triggers multiple section of the bike to collapse at once, reducing the total amount time it takes to go from a full riding position to its most compact form. This is especially convenient for users who transition between riding and public transportation as part of their daily commute. Better yet, that shrinking capability makes it incredibly easy to store or tuck away once you’ve arrived. With a cool shaft transmission and throwback three-spoke wheels, it’s not half bad to look at either!

Designer: Onur Uslu

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No matter the terrain…

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Everyone’s busy designing the bikes of the future, while High Powered Cycles are here creating the bikes of now. Their latest release, the Typhoon Pro electric mountain bike is a force to be reckoned with. Perfect for those who spend 90% of their time climbing up to the summit, only to enjoy the 10% of downhill. I’ve never done it, but I’m sure the experience could be made a lot better with the use of an electric bike.

This bike is a crossbreed between a ToaToa dirt bike and your standard mountain bike. The tubular steel frame is concealed by a striking black body shell which gives host to an edgy seating choice. Housing a 6,000-watt Crystalyte motor under the frame, this monster can hit top speeds of up to 42 miles per hour – getting you up the side of that mountain before you know it. The contrast between the gold and black really accentuates the frame, while allowing the black to hide the heavy mechanics.

Designer: High Powered Cycles

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Bicycle Suspension of the Near Future

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If the Furia bicycles fearsome form looks familiar, that’s because you’ve definitely seen it before… only, not in a bicycle! It’s one of the first to utilize motorcycle-inspired hub-center steering. Rather than above the wheel, the pivot points are located in the wheel hub, allowing the steering, braking, and suspension functions to be separate. This results in a smoother more controlled ride, especially over bumps and road irregularities. Shocks are immediately absorbed by the suspension with minimal transfer to the rest of the bike. This also assists with rider endurance. Combining carbon fiber composite and 3D printing, it’s unmatched in lightness, strength and performance.

Designer: Francesco Manocchio

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