kisszsombor evokes fluidity + movement with kzs cycle kisszsombor evokes fluidity + movement with kzs cycle
jan 08, 2014

kisszsombor evokes fluidity + movement with kzs cycle

kisszsombor evokes fluidity + movement with kzs cycle
all images courtesy of kisszsombor




hungarian designer kisszsombor  has created the ‘kzs cycle’, an urban minimal cruiser concept. the basic idea was to combine a series of 2D lines with 3D forms, transforming a flat design into a usable object. the characteristic structure is defined by its unique components, phosphorescent rectangular frame and fork, wooden handlebar, saddle, pedals. the geometric shape of the structure offers a sense of fluidity, evoking lines of both movement and stability.



back view



wooden handlebar



KZS cycle prototype 



detail of the pedals



the first prototype



the bike is made with a phosphorescent rectangle frame



detail view



the frame under construction



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  • Was weight of materials considered?

    How about aerodynamics?

    JJ says:
  • The flat structure only “offers a sense of fluidity” but speed will be hampered by the flat surfaces. Traditional tubular bars are less air resistant than flat surfaces thus truly gives fluidity in the ride and design.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • This is not a racing bicicle. The air resistance doesn’t matter.

    vinicius says:
  • I don’t think there is a need to worry about aero issues with this bike as it looks like a great cruiser for just getting around. As long as it doesn’t weigh a lot it would be a great bike for cruising to the market or around town. Beautiful design and lines – well done!

    Michael Georgopoulos says:
  • Nice bike, but seems like a copy of Viks ( 🙂

    tt says:
  • My friend has the same idea of using Flat beds in the frame and now I see it has already been done.
    Seriously one should work on the designs as soon as they think about them or else we have to Appreciate others who do it.

    Liked the design!

    And people above me, I’d like to ask How much speed you are expecting to achieve on Bi-cycle?
    It isn’t superbike to be Fast always, is it?
    Bi-cycle’s purpose is done with this very design too so Aerodynamics and all heavy words aren’t suited here.
    My opinion.

    amit says:
  • Yeah, if aerodynamics really matter with one-gear bikes…
    This is bike extravaganza, and it’s really nicely shaped.
    The serious functional drawback, as I see it, would be the handle bar – too short (narrow).
    It should be somewhere around the width of a grown man shoulders, no?

    Quelava says:
  • Well, this isn’t new form-wise, I’ve seen the same shpa frame in plywood on the net. Still, its a graphic designer’s ID concept, so maybe materials and function weren’t no.1 priority. I see nothing that makes this a better design than a basic double triangle frame.

    rowboat says:
  • Obviously weight and rigidity and safety and real vs. perceived aerodynamics were not considered for this…and that’s okay! This is a concept, and concepts are about exploring forms and ideas and making bold stabs at designs that aren’t seen on real products because they’re not feasible — at least not yet.

    IMO this design isn’t a revolution but it does add something to the conversation – that’s enough.

    Also, +10 points for NOT calling it “sustainable” because it has wooden handlebars and seat post.

    Mark says:
  • Very clean design. While the focus may be on aesthetics, I can see some potential benefits in ride quality if the concept is developed further. Specifically, the shape could afford a degree of shock absorption, functioning as a sort of leaf spring. On the other hand, the lack of triangulation could be structurally problematic with too much flex in critical places. The wood elements are a nice touch which may also offer some shock absorption and could be easily enlarged for more control.

    Kent says:
  • It is similar to a design that I did (but never built) quite a few years ago – I have seen other bike concepts like it since, and I tend to agree with Mark’s comment above that “this design isn’t a revolution but it does add something to the conversation” Just the fact that bike concepts like this are all over the design blogs these days is pretty exciting to me. Not sure if my design influenced any of the others that I have seen, but if so… I am happy to have provided a bit of inspiration.

    James says:
  • Love it!………..where’s the brakes?

    Bruce says:

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