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

beach umbrella and chair stored in the ‘beam’ frame

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  • 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

    design-sheriff says:
  • 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 says:
  • 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.

    Chid says:
  • 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 says:
  • 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.

    hober says:
  • 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

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

    finally says:
  • 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?

    mommus says:
  • i want it.

    desgr says:
  • A clever idea and concept. I agree that it can be developed further, but I am loving the quirky originality of it!

    didi says:
  • Treads are only for wicking away water when a tire rolls on a wet, hard pavement. There is actually better grip and friction with a treadless tire, especially on sand or grass.

    cdb says:
  • Cool idea. I’m sure its still plenty of room for the umbrella even if you cant use the few inches in the front. Its also no problem riding a bike on beach if you ride close to the water, you can even do it with normal bikes. Love the idea about renting it as a kit at hotels, riding it down to the beach and maybe ride along the water looking for a good spot.

    woop says:

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