'sunn beam' by garret belmont 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
'sunn beam' by garret belmont   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
sep 08, 2010

'sunn beam' by garret belmont 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

‘sunn beam’ by garret belmont

‘sunn beam’ by garret belmont from the usa is one of the shortlisted design entries from more than 3000 participants in our recent designboom competition ‘seoul cycle design competition 2010‘ in collaboration with seoul design foundation.

designer’s own words: ‘the sunn beam bicycle is for the serious beach bum. the key to the design is the hollow beam frame capable of carrying a beach umbrella and folding beach chair. a removable cargo rack allows for additional luggage for essential sunbathing and picnicking supplies.‘

all the winning entries and some of the shortlisted designs will be exhibited at the seoul design fair 2010 from september 17th to october 7th.'sunn beam' by garret belmont   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

'sunn beam' by garret belmont   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed beach umbrella and chair stored in the ‘beam’ frame

'sunn beam' by garret belmont   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

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  • i want it.

  • It would be great to rent one of these on holiday somewhere hot… like the caribbean or thailand… but I’m pretty sure there aren’t any beaches in Seoul. It would work for construction workers carrying spirit-levels or pipework, and you could also fit a nice big battery in there for an electric bike.

    Did the designer actually create this bike according to the brief?

  • An integrated container into the fame is a good idea.
    It is a a starting point, which can be developed better.

  • you guys obviously haven’t seen the “asian beaches”… whether you can ride it on the beach or not won’t matter… this will be a hit….

    wang chung
  • could work for tourists that don’t live next to the beach. you can rent the whole beach kit…
    still, both shape and renderings are not. sry

  • Even though it is a concept it is still aesthetically painful. There is no regard of integration of idea and form. It looks like an existing bike frame with a rectangle slapped in the center. Particularly painful is how the seat stays tack on the side of this storage rectangle with no clean termination or integration.

  • So much negativity…The front stem obviously carries through the beam and you still have 90% of it’s length available for storage. You don’t have to ride it on soft sand, you ride it to the beach from your apartment then get off and push if needs be – it still carries all your stuff (which doesn’t fall out because you put a catch on the rear-light ‘door’). Tyres don’t show treads presumably because they were too difficult to model or it wasn’t really necessary. C’mon, it’s a concept folks!!!

    paul crozier
  • Has anyone tried riding a bike on sand? i doubt the balloon tyres combined with the extra weight will make it an easier way of of carrying beach stuff…As the tyres seem to have no grip im assuming the designer has decided it isn’t to go on roads, but this doesn’t explain the lack of gears, beaches slope and when full the bike will weigh more and be more difficult to manoeuvre…. also how does the stuff not just fall out the back??
    hmmm im not sure about this one.

  • has it actually been made some kind of test? I don’t belive you can really ride on thick sand just increasing a bit the width of your tyres

    a d k v
  • I don’t understand how you are supposed to steer with this bike… if the beam is hollow, there’s no transmission between the handlebar and the front wheel, and if there actually is a connection, that means the beam isnt hollow, making the whole concept completely useless for umbrella and beach chair transportation


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