london-based engineer james roberts unviels ‘helyx’, a bike that aims to give the user more control. the piece features an option to unlock your rear wheel and seat so that the long wave-like frame is not synchronized with them.



while unlocked, helyx allows steering the rear wheel as well as the front one, which opens new possibilities of biking — much more tricks are available with this feature. meanwhile, just by locking one handle, helyx becomes a normal bike.



the bike has a kickstarter campaign to raise 30.000 pounds (a little less than 40.000 dollars). the designer hopes to deliver his early birds this december for 269 pounds (about 357 dollars) a piece.











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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Do you mean “rear” wheel?

    L says:
  • Swing bike from 1970’s had a similar swivel feature and Little Jimmy Osmond as official spokesperson

    Glenn says:
  • Rare wheel or rear wheel?

    tom says:
  • Interesting titbit: The swing bike was originally invented and patented by Ralph Belden in 1974

    Hein Krug says:
  • ummmmm this is a swing bike. Please call it a swing bike and don’t claim to have invented it. Otherwise I’d dig it

    Eric says:

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