Huang’s Gold-Award bicycle folds into a totable shopping cart, and the 23-year-old designer hopes it will become an addition to every woman’s lifestyle:
“In recent years, there have been many small foldable bicycles that look quite sporty or neutral, but I wanted to create a foldable bike especially for women. When they go to markets or the office, women can put things in the basket installed at the back of my work.” -Huang
Indian designer, Neil Foley’s bicycle “Spine,” changes according to the riders needs.
American Eric Stoddard’s Autovelo relies on a motor and battery, so cyclists may find themselves having less of a workout and more of a joyride. The bike also features adjustable seat height, hand and foot positions, and a back angle.
Kim Sang-Hyuck, Kim Na-Rae and Nam Hyuck-Joo of South Korea designed this RESC U Bicycle for emergency situations. Unfolding into a stretcher, the bike saves time and can maneuver through tight spaces easier than an ambulance.
The Bi-Tricycle goes from bike to trike in no time, creating a large storage platform.
This retro Oneybike combines the looks of a high wheeler and recumbent bike.
So this is weird. The steering on the Tango occurs around 2 pivot points so that the bike can twist completely. Created by Americans Noh Woong Sub, Paek Seung Hwan and Lee Seung Me.
As cool as Columbia-born Samuel Cortes Mora’s TRICI is, we still don’t think we’d tow away our kids in the “frontal cockpit” designed for children between 20-40 pounds and 55-75 cm. tall. At least not “without any concern.”
The Essence bike, created by Brazilian designer Paulo Roberto Fernandes de Oliveira, can be folded up completely flat – similar to a Swiss Army Knife.
Finish designer Arttu-Matti Immonen’s TakeOn is both ergonomic and green, with a frame made of bamboo with metal.
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