drawing from the context of many colombian cities, bogota-based company creatorio presents the CRT bike, designed as an alternative to the car itself. locally produced, the bicycle is built with a comfort and aesthetic that till this day is solely attributed to automobiles and a person’s status. 


CRT bike is conceived with the same contemporary flair that a car offers 

 

 

since an urban bike requires a loading space, creatorio decided to provide a permanent one in full sight, providing tranquility in the context of the city. ‘we’ve attached it directly to the frame to release the direction of the weight that is usually carried there, with which we increase the precision in the driving. for the composition of the framework, we kept the bar low to make it accessible to women, but without segmenting the market in terms of gender,’ explains the designers. 


the bike is an alternative to the car itself, designed to take advantage of the existing local industrial infrastructure

 

 

this process led to creating a symmetry opposite the apex, where the basket and the back fork were the protagonists of the composition. the company hence offers a solid structure by generating a point of union that strengthens the ‘diamond’ of traditional frames with ‘half a diamond’ more. this, together with the sturmey archer technology of internal shift systems, forms a product that, from its perception of use, presents an alternative to those who depend entirely on cars for urban mobility. 


morphologically, technologically and ergonomically, the bike presents an almost iconographic alternative


the CRT bicycle is locally produced in colombia 


sketching process, design development of the bike


final design drawing of the CTR bike, with the loading space at the front


symmetrical design opposite the apex 


the CRT bicycle was nominated for the steel pencil award in 2014

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • Nice to see the basket integrated into the frame. Has a nice flow. Good one.

    Jim

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