Urban Bicycle Concept with Folding Wheel System

The compactable bicycle concept was driven from the need of boosting urban space efficiency when it is not in use or being transported. The wheel is made of six modules, each with double pivot in their joints, allowing the wheel to be folded and become smaller. The spokes of the wheel are contained in the internal structure when you fold the bicycle and the spokes rotate to the system’s center where they attach with the center wheel. This bicycle is designed in a double triangle structure made of expandable modules with foldable ability. To keep the structure in position, the system has utilized a special X shaped component that aligns the modules to the exact position.

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system


Victor says :
The Wheel is composed by six modules, each one has a double pivot in the joints, this allows the wheel to fold and become smaller, the spokes are contained in the inner structure of the wheel, when you unfold the system, the spokes rotate to the center of the mechanism where it attach to the center of the wheel.

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

The double triangle structure is composed by expandable modules, each one collapses to a smaller dimension and then this modules align by the rotation of the axis in the joint of the structure, to keep in position all the structure is used an special part in a form of an X that aligns all the modules to their position.

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

urban bike with folding wheel system

Designer : Victor M. Aleman

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Ki says: September 29, 2009

that's what i call well thought through design. great job!

alper says: September 29, 2009

There is too much work here! Congrats to Victor, but hey! God help to this product's owner. It seems so much a gadget project then a mass product design. It's unsure how much longer those joints will endure and how many volume is gained by this fold… A "before-after" volume comparison is necessary!

BRAMMEL says: October 23, 2009

WoW Keep Up The Good WorX

Miles says: December 3, 2009

Why can’t it fold without you having to take the entire thing apart. Looks like a lot of work to fold a bike.

    jojo says: August 28, 2010

    tru

phembie says: April 9, 2010

i like this bike how much this

gugu says: October 2, 2012

and this will weight around 50 kilos:)))…maybe in 200 years….. less

siva says: November 14, 2013

good effort, and nice demonstration of how the folding is done
i think the folding is too forced and doesn't look easy. the number loose parts need to be a small number to make this more attractive.







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