The Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by Team CHI

After designing and developing for months, MNML x Method Bicycle (Team CHI) has released The Blackline, an ultimate utility bicycle especially designed for Oregon Manifest Bike Design Challenge.

The design of this urban vehicle was inspired by the City of Broad Shoulders, it carries a spirit and ready for just about anything. The name itself was taken from Chicago’s iconic elevated train lines that run non-stop throughout the city because this bike will give you the freedom to get anywhere in between. It’s tough yet refined, the design has been carefully thought to make it just the ideal for cyclists or urban city dwellers.

Designers : MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI) for The Bike Design Project

Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI)

Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI)

This bike boasts custom Helios smart handlebar with integrated LED headlight and side blinkers that utilize GPS enabled turn-by-turn navigation, it keeps you safe while navigating urban grid. When you reach your destination, the location of your bike can be securely tracked using a connected smartphone app. The maintenance free drive train uses a sealed 3-speed SRAM hub which is originally designed to endure extreme conditions of rural Africa along with indestructible belt drive that is able to withstand from daily commute to harsh winters.

The Blackline also features multi-configure cargo system that stores a U-lock in discreet, it is also equipped with removable waterproof panniers that have stow-away shoulder straps where you can tote your gear from one place to another. Taking the lesson from Ferris Bueller, this bike has a ready-for-anything cargo system which can be configured to help get you to museum, a street festival, ballpark, etc.

Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI)

Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI)

Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI)

Blackline : Ultimate Urban Utility Bicycle by MNML and Method Bicycle (Team CHI)

Tuvie has received “The Blackline Bicycle” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.



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