compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility
mar 14, 2014

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility
all images courtesy kolelinia

 

 

 

in an attempt to redefine the way we see travel through urban mobility and compact transportation, kolelinia announces the commercial release of halfbike, a new kind of personal vehicle designed with the user’s experience in mind. its smooth pedal assist provides a remarkably quick and fun way of city-based travel; the platform presents an innovative rider position, placing the user upright and higher up than a traditional bike.

 

 

 video courtesy kolelinia.com

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

 

 

small enough to take onboard public transport for longer trips, the halfbike is compact enough for an elevator, light enough to carry up stairs, and fits into spaces too small for a regular bicycle. locally produced by hand with high-quality materials and components, it features a lightweight laser-cut aluminum frame and intricately crafted impregnated set of plywood handlebars.

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility
turn by simply leaning in the desired direction – just feel the ride and follow your body

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

halfbike is compact enough for an elevator and light enough to carry up stairs
compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

 the upright riding position gives users both better visibility and precise control

 

 


video courtesy kolelinia.com

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

 the bike is ideal for commuting short distances and is small enough to take onboard public transport for longer trips

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

compact halfbike by kolelinia brings joy back to urban mobility

  • Hi! This is a great idea! I’m an italian guy, I’m really interested to your product. There is any possibility to buy it right now? Can I be informed when it will be possible? Sorry for my english. Regards.

    Gianmichele says:
  • a clever exercise machine; it’s more or less a moving elliptical.
    …however, this is a useless annoying item if marketed to “urban mobility”.
    more silly than riding a scooter and slower than a longboard.
    also noted, my roommate suggested he would be more than inclined to kick these over in the street.

    ru ok says:
  • Wow, I’m really impressed. This is not just a concept. It seems ready for mass production. I’d buy one.

    ArchitectureRichmond says:
  • Wonderful idea. Why don’t you have a handlebar(kompact ) mounted? Why the guide rod is made of wood and not of aluminium? Thanks and ciao 🙂

    Alberto says:
  • i can’t make my mind up about this, whether i like it or hate it…
    something about it looks really uncomfortable (maybe the hand position) but fun at the same time.

    bigshape says:
  • Oh no. A Segway for teenage hooligans.
    But even teenage Halfbike hooligans would be preferable to those insufferable Segwayests.

    mkc says:
  • looks perfect.

    jan says:
  • I like it. Shows a clever application of several different vehicle components into a very original mode of transport. I question the brakes. The same set-up on a mountain board won’t brake that well. In practice and inspection, brakes on a bike must skid the tires when fully applied. Brakes to the front tire would yield better results, though the center of gravity would need to remain behind the front wheel’s axle (extend wheel forward) Disk brakes on the rear wheels would work. And they do make those for mountain boards.
    Where do you suffer from Segwayets?

    larzan says:
  • In any case, it’s a new idea and a interesting business concept.

    Fernand says:

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