created in collaboration between taiwanese studios kopus design  and gochic bicycle, the YEE bike is exclusively developed for light travels across cities. with a global limited edition of a 100 units, the body of the bike evokes the renowned millau viaduct bridge of france, with the silhouette featuring a top tube that extends into a basket holder – providing the stylish convenience fit for city riding. 

 

 

kopus design and gochic bicycle chose the material carefully, balancing weight and rigidity whilst enhancing the visual appeal without sacrificing the degree of rustproofing. to start with, the frame is handmade from the highest quality of molybdenum steel and coated with the same paint used on ferrari’s models. as for the transmission system, a carbon composite belt drive from the american manufacturer gates was used. these belts are three times more durable than traditional chain belts, often lasting up to ten years with no oil maintenance whilst providing a quiet, smooth ride. 

 

 

to top it off, the word YEE is derived from the chinese homophonic ‘一’, symbolic of a man-bicycle connection. in other words, this design ‘can satisfy the required functionalities of any lifestyle,’ notes the designers. 

 

 

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