Monday, July 28, 2014

The Ultimate Utility Bicycle....

Recently there was a competition for the "Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle".  Five cities entered including Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and Chicago.  Below are are the video summaries of each of the rides.  From a design perspective they are all interesting to say the least (thank you 3d printing technology).  However, because many of them don't quite have what I'll call traditional geometry and style, I don't quite fall in love with the look of them.  I guess that makes me  old fashioned (which I'm usually not).  Either way they are all cool ideas, so have a look and see what you think.

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 Here’s the Portland video:

San Francisco: Huge Design x 4130 Cycle Works – “EVO” – a hybrid bicycle that leverages a modular accessory platform for ultimate flexibility.
Seattle: TEAGUE x Sizemore Bicycle – “DENNY” – a bicycle to enable travel through the very diverse and unpredictable city that is Seattle.
New York City: Pensa x Horse Cycles – “MERGE” – an urban bicycle loaded with integrated functionality at your fingertips so you can RIDE YOUR WAY.
Chicago: MINIMAL x Method Bicycle –“BLACKLINE” – a bike for cruising during the summer months and able to contend with the rugged Windy City winters.

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