start up company monkey faction is on a mission to get people riding bicycles again, in a time when they are too often viewed as relics of the past or uncomfortable to ride. hence, the ‘capuchin’ design combines the comfort and ease of a scooter with the durability and responsiveness of a mountain bike.


the capuchin design combines the comfort of a scooter with the durability of a mountain bike
all images © monkey faction

 

 

one characteristic feature of monkey faction’s capuchin bicycle is its frame, which takes away the traditional diamond-shaped design. the one proposed is an easy-on/ off alloy frame that is shaped around the bike’s scooter saddle systemTM. this enables the rider to choose their optimal sitting position for proper leg extension and comfort; the system features a long, slender saddle reflecting the banana seats from the 1960s and early 1970s. capuchin also includes BMX-style wheels with massive four-inch tires for a smooth, stable ride — as well as shimano gears and disc brakes for easy shifting throughout its 7-speeds and ample stopping power for any situation. led by three bicycle industry veterans who have been in the business for over two decades, the capuchin design has been released on kickstarter the 1st of february 2017 with a 30 day campaign. the full project can be seen here


the bike frame is designed around its scooter saddle systemTM that reflects the banana seat of the 1960s-1970s

 

 

monkey faction product
video courtesy of monkey faction


the detailed design features of the capuchin bike


capuchin set within an urban context – its hybrid design makes it suitable for a range of environments


the frame is made out of an easy-on/off alloy skeleton that takes away the traditional diamond-shaped design

 

 

monkey faction lifestyle
vdeo courtesy of monkey faction


capuchin also includes BMX-style wheels with massive four-inch tires for a smooth, stable ride

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the project has been recently released on monkey faction’s kickstarter page


the bike offers more contemporary and comfortable features for urban riders


testing out with users

 


rider size chart


diagrammatic illustration of the capuchin’s hybrid design

 

 

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