sentidos duetta sharing bike provides comfortable and fun ride for two
sentidos duetta sharing bike provides comfortable and fun ride for two
feb 12, 2015

sentidos duetta sharing bike provides comfortable and fun ride for two

sentidos duetta sharing bike provides comfortable and fun ride for two
images courtesy of sentidos




even at the same height, weight and cost of a standard bicycle, the sentidos ‘duetta’ sharing bike comfortably sits two people in a fun ride. born on the idea of cooperation, the two-wheeler enables both users to pedal, diminishing the effort of propelling it and creating an enjoyable sensation of riding with a partner. the integration of an adjustable second seat provides a much safer option to do this, than just letting the passenger rest on another part. in spite of this, the ‘duetta’ is capable to be ridden alone, but the concept truly aspires to establishing an entertaining, multiple user mode of public transport.

the bike is available for single person use as well as for two people




‘we focus on design and development which is our expertise. at the same time we intend to work side by side with manufacturers who could massively market the products.’ said founder indalecio sabbioni

the joint effort for pedaling, means users do not have to try so hard




all the many components for the duetta


the first and second seats are adjustable in order to provide a comfortable ride



showing how people can come together and enjoy the shared bike
video courtesy of indalecio sabbioni


developed for sharing, the concept lets people connect with an enjoyable journey experience


the additional seat offers a much safer sitting option than other bikes do




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  • Where can buy it?

  • the pedals look a bit dicey
    otherwise great!

  • There are two points I would like you to consider. One ? relatively ? minor;
    The rear set of handlebars would tend to put the centre of gravity of the combined passengers rather too far toward the rear for good safe balance and steering control if there was much weight at all put on them by the ‘passenger’ leaning backwards (or when ascending a steep rise – as below!).
    Secondly, perhaps (or not!) more important; the adverts show little of how the paired pedals work, and possibly from what little I CAN see, there is a strong possibility of feet/ankles ‘clashing’, especially when pedalling with much effort – such as ascending a steep rise – which is by far the most likely time of needing the extra power-assistance!
    To illustrate my first point: many years ago I had a powerful motor-cycle and fitted it with a tubular-constructed luggage carrier platform behind the pillion-seat. I had a very bad fright when a young silly passenger suddenly decided to grip it with both hands and lean his weight backwards! It virtually lifted the front wheel off the ground – certainly ‘lightened’ its’ grip greatly! This happened, quickly and totally unexpectedly in the middle of busy West-London traffic! I vividly remember it happening – at Hammersmith – and the UTTERLY TERRIFYING experience has stayed with me for some 50 years!!! All because of weight distribution – which is the point I make about these rear handle-bars!
    I suggest they could perhaps alternatively be fitted as low as possible on the FRONT saddle-mounting shaft?

    Stephen Barraclough
  • Great Idea, well executed. It shows when good design flourishes.

    Babak Fassihi (Architect)

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