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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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Worn & Wound
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FIBRE FLARE

Regular bike lights light up brightly in a one primary direction (uni-directional), and generally work well for traffic approaching from behind you, but what about traffic coming from the side and other angles? Meet Fibre Flare, the worlds first truly omni-directional bike light, it allows cyclists to be seen from all angles and directions rather than just from the front or rear. Available from amazon Available in Europe here...
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YAMAHA XS360 | BY THE HOOKIE

The Hookie, is a Germany based custom motorcycle workshop, they recently rolled out this custom Yamaha XS360, a minimal cafe/tracker hybrid for the urban jungle with big knobbly tyres, with a rough and raw finish. We love the rough-round-the-edges finish appeal on this....
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SMART EBIKE

The hybrid bike from Smart, which was presented at the Paris Salon of 2010, will be launched in the first half of 2012. The model is hybrid, it uses an electric motor in conjunction with muscle strength, which generates power in cycling. With more than 400 Wh,the battery can last more than 38 miles. The bike also has interaction with smart phones and was developed in partnership with the German manufacturer Grace, creators of the amazing Grace Urban-bike. Watch the ...
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