The world’s "most compact folding bike" fits in your carry-on luggage

January 16, 2017 by  
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Imagine a bike that folds down so small you can take it on an airplane in your carry-on luggage. It exists – and it’s called the Kwiggle . The sleek, city-ready vehicle designed by German engineer Karsten Bettin can be folded up and stowed under a subway seat, in a car trunk, or even in an airplane’s overhead compartment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6My3Xd40YI4 The Kwiggle is the “most compact folding bike in the world,” according to the company . The unique vehicle allows riders to speed through cities upright, and it can be folded in a snappy 10 seconds. The bike weighs in at about 19 pounds, and it can hit a top speed of nearly 20 miles per hour. And it folds up small enough to fit into a 55 by 40 by 25 centimeter carry-on bag, or a 1.8 by 1.3 by 0.8 foot carry-on. Related: World’s lightest folding bike weighs less than a watermelon A wrought alloy bike frame makes the Kwiggle stable and tough, and its aluminum wheels are highly corrosion resistant. An adjustable seat allows riders from 4’6 to 6’2 to ride the Kwiggle with ease. The upright riding position has other benefits beyond a higher point of view. According to the company, orthopedic specialists love the Kwiggle. The bike “uniquely supports the mobility of the back and prevents tension in the should and neck area,” the company says on their website . That makes the bike not only a perfect fit for swift urban travel, but for exercising as well. Bettin has developed the Kwiggle over seven years, and he’s now selling the bike on Kickstarter . Backers can snag a one-speed Kwiggle for 1,240 Euros, or around $1,315. Two-speed Kwiggles start at 1,340 Euros or about $1,421. You can check out the campaign here . + Kwiggle Via Treehugger Images via Kwiggle Facebook and screenshot

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The Elektron is the worlds most compact folding electric bike

August 15, 2016 by  
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Most electric bicycles on the market are heavy and difficult to carry around. But the Elektron from Tern and Bosch is a new kind of e-bike : light, compact, and able to fold up small enough to fit in a car trunk. The Elektron is capable of driving 31-62 miles on a single charge, making it perfect for most daily commutes. It runs on a 400Wh Bosch battery and can fold up in just ten seconds. The bike is engineered to resist extreme temperatures, so it’s usable year-round. Unfortunately, the bike isn’t for sale just yet, but the company plans to open for preorders in October through Kickstarter. They claim this approach will yield valuable public feedback before the product goes to market. + Tern Bicycles Via Acquire  

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World’s lightest folding bike weighs less than a watermelon

November 17, 2015 by  
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Commuting by bicycle may be better for the planet, but it’s not always easy. If you leave your bike locked outside, there’s a chance it may be stolen, and folding bikes that you can carry with you are often more cumbersome than they look. Enter the Hummingbird Bike , a new British folding bicycle designed to weigh just 14 lbs. Read the rest of World’s lightest folding bike weighs less than a watermelon

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Helix to launch “world’s best folding bike” that folds down to the size of its wheels

February 24, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Helix to launch “world’s best folding bike” that folds down to the size of its wheels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , folding bicycle , folding bike , folding bikes , handmade bicycle , helical hinge , helix , Helix Folding Bikes , lightweight bicycle , Peter Boutakis , titanium

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The Morpher Bicycle Helmet Can Fold Up to Just 1.4-Inches Thick

May 10, 2014 by  
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If you have ever been guilty of leaving your bike helmet at home because you just didn’t want to lug it around all day, you officially have no more excuses. The Morpher bicycle helmet works and looks just like the bicycle helmets you know and love, but it folds down to just 1.4-inches. No more clipping your helmet to your bike (and risking getting it stolen), no more carrying it around with you as you run errands. The Morpher can simply be folded up and thrown into a bag with the rest of your stuff so you can get on with your day. Read More > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle helmet , bicycle transportation , bike helmet , bike transport , bike transportation , folding bicycle helmet , folding bike helmet , folding head protection , folding helmet , helmet fits in your backpack , helmet fits in your bag , Morpher bike helmet , Morpher folding bicycle helmet , Morpher folding bike helmet , the Morpher

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URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute

February 11, 2014 by  
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In commuter terms, the “ last mile ” refers to the challenges of getting people from their homes and places of business to a given transit hub and back again, and it’s a major consideration in efforts to encourage more widespread use of public transit . It’s with this in mind that Grant Delgatty developed the URB-E , a small electric scooter that folds up neatly to be carried on a train or bus, before being quickly deployed to carry riders that ‘last mile’ home. Read the rest of URB-E: Lightweight Folding Electric Scooter is Perfect for the ‘Last Mile’ of Your Commute Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: e-bike , electric bike , electric scooter , folding , folding bike , folding scooter , Grant Delgatty , green transportation , moped , public transport , urb-e , urbe        

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Snowden Leaks Reveal the U.S. Spied During Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009

February 11, 2014 by  
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Edward Snowden’s massive data leak has uncovered stunning secrets concerning the NSA’s dubious behavior . The government agency seems to have an eye on every aspect of domestic and foreign policy, including international talks discussing climate change. Exposed top secret documents reveal that the U.S. spied on delegates attending the UN Climate Change Conference in 2009 . Analysts at the NSA and second party collaborators from Australia, the UK, Australia, and Canada all collected information before and during the meeting. Read the rest of Snowden Leaks Reveal the U.S. Spied During Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: america , china , Climate Change , copenhagen accord , Denmark , edward snowden , global warming , India , information , intelligence leak , laura poitras , London , nsa , nsa surveillance , president obama , UK , UN climate change conference        

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Pirate Ninja Full-Size Bike Is Fast, Light and Folds to Half its Size In Just 10 Seconds

February 18, 2013 by  
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Pirates are known as the booty-seeking swashbucklers of the high seas. Ninjas are the stealthy warriors, lurking in the shadows until the time is right. Traits of both these larger-than-life characters become part of reality in the Tern Eclipse X20 , also known as the Pirate Ninja folding bike . Designed as a full-size bicycle, the Eclipse X20 sheds the awkward configuration of most folding bikes for a sleek, nimble frame that will turn heads when cruising, and blow minds when folded. Read the rest of Pirate Ninja Full-Size Bike Is Fast, Light and Folds to Half its Size In Just 10 Seconds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bikes , Design , eclipse X20 , folding bikes , green transportation , Ninja , Pirate , subway , Tern , urban living

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24-Carat Gold-Plated Folding Bike. Any Takers?

September 9, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Sean O’Dell From bike races in business attire at the Brompton World Championships to a DIY electric assist kit for the classic folding bike , the Brompton seems to be a magnet for the unusual. But I’m really not sure what to make of this pimped-out 24-carat-gold-plated Brompton that’s just gone on sale on eBay. I do know it will take a brave soul to ride that thing in public…

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Being An Environmentalist and Preservationist Can Get You Killed

September 9, 2010 by  
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Telegraph Angelo Vassallo was Mayor of the pretty little Italian town of Pollica, which Eric Reguly of the Globe and Mail calls “a cultural and environmental treasure.” He said no to illegal construction that Reguly says ” spreads like a cancer over so many seaside Italian towns”. He said no to sm..

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