with a focus on fine riding and slimline storage, the ‘whippet’ bicycle enhances an oval tube structure that provides excelling strength and flex characteristics. said to be ‘designed, developed and made for people who love cycling’, the folding bike is ideally suited for urban living where its patent-pending frame enables it to fold to around 30% of its original size. this results in a super slim package that slips into small storage spaces.


all images courtesy of whippet bicycle

 

 

‘creating a great bicycle designed for both fine riding and stylish living was always our goal’ said designer graham powell. ‘our journey began with the question does a folding bicycle actually need to fold, or might there be another way? our focus wasn’t on designing the most compact fold – for us it was always about slim storage and creating a really nice bicycle to ride.’

 

 

essentially building upon a classic diamond frame, the ‘whippet’ bicycle employs specially commissioned custom columbus oval 25crmo4 tubing, as well as a selection of reynolds 631 tubing for the chain sand seat stays. by pairing the oval tubes in parallel with one another, the structure bends ever so slighting with a controlled flexing action that absorbs unwanted shock. this ensures that the bike is as agile as it is robust, and aids its clean, contemporary and pure form.

 

 

slim and stylish defines the bike. with three main stages; the tilt, the tuck and the tidy, the bicycle folds up to be slipped into a storage space, rested up against a wall or even mounted up on it like a display. once packed up, it is designed to be rolled on its rear wheel, making it easy to transport no matter where you go. as well as its folding abilities, the ‘whippet’ bicycle is fully adjustable to fit a variety of riders and their individual needs. from a low step over height to easy servicing components and built-in attachment points for accessories, the two-wheeler caters for many different lifestyles within urban living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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