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Contortionist Folding Bike | By Dominic Hargreaves

We donīt normally post prototypes, but occasionally, if we find something really special we have to feature it. Designer Dom Hargreaves entered the James Dyson Award to try and gain funding to take this folding bike forward. Most folding bikes are not as compact as this bike when folded, the Contortionist folds completely into the space of the wheels 26in circumference, and leaves a nice little pull handle for you to drag the bike around. The bike didnīt go into production, but, elements of innovation within the design are now being developed into production bikes with an undisclosed manufacturer. Watch the video



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PREPSTATION | TROLLEY TOOL STATION | Image

PREPSTATION | TROLLEY TOOL STATION

Winner of the Red Dot design award, Prepstation by Topeak is a great tools set for the race support or the home mechanic. The easy moving trolley tool station has 5” wheels and 6 compartments containing 40 sets of professional shop quality bike tools. The sturdy and mobile case features an extendable working base, expanding trays and telescoping handle. Get it in Europe here...
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FORTUNE HANEBRINK | ELECTRIC ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE | Image

FORTUNE HANEBRINK | ELECTRIC ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE

10 years ago an Artic Explorer approached Dan Hanebrink, a champion cyclist, bike inovator and nasa engineer to create an alternative to skis for taking his equipment across the Antartica. The original "ice bike" was created, a vehicle with no plastic parts and with fat low-pressure tyres that crossed all surfaces effortlessly. Electric All-Terrain Vehicle is the evolution of the original with a 600 watt motor that takes you to speeds pf 20mph....
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VELONIA VIKS

Estonian bicycle brand Velonia introduces the Viks, an urban commuter bike with a striking design and uniquely shaped frame. Thanks to its unique construction with two identical steel tubes that are joined together in the front of the bike, there is no need for a seat tube, and, not only does it look awesome, it weighs only 10 pounds! Until recently, the Viks was still in prototype phase, but the first cycle can now be ordered through their website. The stainless st...
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