eco 7 folding bicycle eco 7 folding bicycle
oct 08, 2009

eco 7 folding bicycle

mexican designer victor aleman designed the eco 7 folding bicycle to be as compact as possible, including collapsible wheels. the design is intended for urban use and folds up to save space when not in use. while folding bikes are nothing new, aleman takes his design to a new level with folding bike wheels. each wheels is composed of six pieces connected through double-pivot joints. the spokes of the wheel fold into the rim and fold out when opened up to provide structure to the wheel. the tire isn’t inflatable, allowing it to break into segments. the bike frame itself also shrinks down in size when taken apart, folding into itself and the core components. while the design may take awhile to fold and unfold, the compact size is ideal for cramped urbanites.

http://www.behance.net/VictorAleman

  • Expect many yuppies to purchase this at a spiked price just to be cooler than everybody else.

    OffRoad ftw says:
  • well, yes, it’s cool =)

    iMagot says:
  • I have seen a lot of crappy “modern” bike designs but this by far the absolute worst. it would be unrideable. just start by looking at the pedals. TERRIBLE.

    anonymous says:
  • Looks like a Lego…handlebars seem way too narrow !

    Buzzy says:
  • Non-pneumatic tires and a 3 hour assembly/breakdown time? Yes please!

    KG says:
  • hey, see the freeman transport collapsible bike instead of this:
    https://secure.freemantransport.com/store/merchant.mvc?Session_ID=36c0242f2b06a9c7dd99e194f729aee6&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=No1

    i like it way better. and you can take it on a plane!

    stanbdb.blogspot.com says:
  • please check core77’s comments, people critic this bike can just save space rather than ride comfortably.

    ja says:
  • Nice colours but that’s it. I couldn’t be bothered putting it back on a daily basis. I wonder if the dude actually rides a bicycle to work.

    Loco, no funcionará.

    Mexicon says:
  • luckily its just a rendered OMG design … anyway, wont get far on such a bbbbbike …

    . says:
  • its a great concept !! maybe in the future, with better materials, but great idea, congrats!!

    >>fER says:
  • There are many folding bikes already on the market that take less space than this one–without hours of assembly either. I dont get the point. But i would like to know what company made the parts as “one-offs.” Great parts.

    charles says:
  • great creativity. may not be practical, but who cares. you’ve opened up new ideas – it’s called design! well done.

    ian101009 says:
  • more is less…

    eko says:

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