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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Commute-Friendly Vello Bike Folds with a Swift Kick

October 21, 2014 by  
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There are few who’d deny that a folding bike can be a huge asset for city-dwellers who enjoy cycling around town: not only are they lightweight and portable, but they can be taken onto public transit or fit into small apartments with ease. The folks at Vello Bike have designed a brilliant, high-performance folding bike that requires only a simple kick to fold and roll it into place, allowing the bicycle to be carried or taken onto public transit without any hassle. These bikes include some of the best features of racing and folding bike s, and also integrate functions that are ideally suited to the demands of an urban lifestyle, such as front and rear lights integrated into the bike’s frame, and foldable fenders that protect clothing in all types of weather. Although they’ve already surpassed their Kickstarter goal , now is the perfect time to get one of the first-run bikes in time for the winter holidays. + Vello Bike Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bike , bikes , city bicycles , city bike , city bikes , Crowdfunding , cycling , cyclists , foldable bike , folding bicycle , folding bike , folding bikes , kick bike , kick to fold , kickstarter , Urban Bicycle , urban cycling , Vello , Vello Bike , vello bikes

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Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims

May 3, 2013 by  
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A UK company called Jelly Products just unveiled the Loopwheel – a safe, beautiful bike wheel with a built-in suspension system that could revolutionize the compact bicycle industry. The Loopwheel is compatible with just about any small-frame bicycle and has already busted through its Kickstarter goal – so it may be headed to a bike shop near you very soon. Read the rest of Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , bike commuting , bike design , bikes , compact bikes , folding bikes , Loopwheels , tires , UK , wheels        

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Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims

May 3, 2013 by  
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A UK company called Jelly Products just unveiled the Loopwheel – a safe, beautiful bike wheel with a built-in suspension system that could revolutionize the compact bicycle industry. The Loopwheel is compatible with just about any small-frame bicycle and has already busted through its Kickstarter goal – so it may be headed to a bike shop near you very soon. Read the rest of Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , bike commuting , bike design , bikes , compact bikes , folding bikes , Loopwheels , tires , UK , wheels        

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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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Amazing Folding Bike Concepts

November 19, 2009 by  
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In this fast moving world with an even faster shrinking space, folding bikes are an interesting solution to address concerns pertaining to transportation and storage. Take a look at top of the edge folding concept bicycles that offer a unique combination of speed, folding ease, compactness, engineering, ride, weight, durability and price.

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