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29 February 2024

Bicycles of the future: Crazy, brilliant, funky


Laptop-charging bike

Electric bicycle has a docking station for your laptop, charged by the bike’s battery as you ride.

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Folding backback bicycle

The Bergmönch folding backpack bicycle is small and lightweight and folds perfectly onto itself in less than two minutes in a convenient configuration.

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Solar-powered electric bike

Designed by Miroslav Miljevic, this electric bicycle has a roof that both protects the rider from the sun and rain and collects solar energy.

(Image via: the design blog)

Collapsible bike

This design by Blair Hasty not only breaks down into a small package, but also provides storage space in the form of a bag positioned between the wheels.

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BMW concept bikes

BMW provides inspiration for bicycle design.

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Bizarre di-cycle

Designed to carry rider over both land and water, especially for the city of Helmond in the Netherlands, which has as many canals as it does roads.  Created by GBO Design.

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All-weather design

‘ThisWay’, a covered bicycle concept by Swedish designer Torkel Dohmers.

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Locust flexible

Designer Josef Cardek told Ride This Bike, “The idea behind the Locust was developed in a very analytical way: I asked myself what parts of a normal bike can never fold? Wheels, of course. So everything else must be subordinated to wheels… and from this idea it was clear to me what shape the bike will have. Also, one of my core objectives was to keep ‘classic conservative geometry’, using the biggest wheels possible to achieve the easy handling and feel of a normal bike.”

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Grasshopper: Folding electric

David Gonçalves, whose Grasshopper design not only gets you to and fro, but can also become a stationary exercise bike and even generates and stores the energy you produce when pedaling.

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Wind-powered racing bicycle

Multi-seater bicycle (tricycle) created by of Gustav Winkler.

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The Versabike is designed to adapt to a range of different user heights. Can be shared by a couple or use by a child as he grows older.

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Webcycle: internet exercise bike

Use WebCycle to pedal their way to fitness and browse the web at the same time. If you pedal slowly, the bike and accompanying computer program restrict your bandwidth, so you’re effectively punished or rewarded depending on how hard you work.

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Honda U3-X: If Unicycles and Segways Mated

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Suspended bicycle lane concept

Architect Martin Angelov envisions the ‘Kolelinia’ as a sort of self-powered monorail for bikes.

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