Modern Urban Folding Bike

Genius is a modern urban folding bike, ideal for commuters who need to travel short distances of 10 to 20 minutes between underground stations, the workplace and the home. It still rolls when folded and can therefore be comfortably used even in large congested cities. The compact design of the Genius ensures unlimited mobility. It can be carried, rolled or ridden, and with its well-thought-out functional and ergonomic design and release mechanism it is easy to handle. The aerodynamic look of the Genius makes it clear that this is not a child?s bike. Its three gears provide the necessary speed, and the bike can be unfolded and refolded within three seconds thanks to a convenient kick-bar and push-down / pull-up handle system. Made of aluminum (80 per cent) and stainless steel (10 per cent) it is lightweight, stable and 90 per cent recyclable.

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Designer : da ? designers associes, Paris

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6 thoughts on “Modern Urban Folding Bike

  1. Well thought through.

    Given the small wheels, it rides surprisingly well on smooth roads, even hands off. The two step transmission with three speed hub gives useful gears in flat cities. The rear position of the propstand is a nice feature

    On the down side: The unsuspended small wheels produce a lot of drag on cobblestones. Although the seat slides down some 1' on folding, it still is waist high after the first step of folding. Including the other steps (telescoping seatpost and stem, folding handlebars and pedals) it is not folded faster than its competitors. Upon folding, the handle is so high it cannot be easily carried. It is heavy (~30 lb), so rolling instad of carrying is a necessity!

    Due to its small footprint, useful for combination with subways and other public transport, in lifts and on escalators.

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