industrial and automobile designer tamás túri presens REVO, an all-black bike featuring different sized wheels and an unusually long saddle. even though the design offers an extremely narrow wheelbase, it still preserves the performance of a regular city bike. even more, according to túrithe user ‘will have the feeling of hand-building their own bike’ thanks to its flat-pack construction.

side view



tamás túri’s REVO bike frame consists of two wooden parts and when fully assembled, these pieces bend outwards since the rear hub is actually wider than other parts of the bike. this creates a constant tension that helps overcome other damaging forces, like the twisting of the frame. in addition, wood is known to be more flexible than steel or aluminium and thus, provides a more comfortable ride when cycling over rough concrete roads.

front three quarter view



the wider and elongated saddle lets the rider sit anywhere on it and even brings a social dimension to biking – since it can accommodate two people during a commute. finally, the back, neck, shoulders, and wrists are completely released from burden thanks to the forward pedalling motion and the staightened back. with that, the user experiences a less tireing and less sweatening ride to the workplace.

back three quarter view

the 3D printed elements of the frame are covering inner steel reinforcements

the 3D printed covers are minimizing the weight of the bike and reducing the waste during production

with mixed 3D printed plastic, wooden and steel,  the cruiser is flexible, durable and light

the REVO is single speed but can be equipped with a rear derailleur

the REVO is designed with different sized wheels (front: 24”; back: 26”)

the scooter-like wider and elongated saddle allows the rider to sit anywhere on it

the long seat is designed for two passengers



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • Oh man this is just wrong.

    steve says:
  • It is certainly unique but looks as if was made of 2x6s and paint flat black as a disguise. Homely.


    JimCan says:
  • I like the idea of riders getting closer, but foresee a lot of crashing due to under-steer, plus one of the riders needs foot pegs, straight leg will get painful after a while,

    I foresee this bike being really exciting for couples to try, then possibly being the cause of the argument that ends their relationship

    Good concept, needs a little more R&D

    RIddik says:
  • I had the same thought about the obvious omission of some place to put your feet on either the front or back. Also, I wonder why they 3D printed this – maybe just for the weight? It seems like some other method of construction might ultimately suit the shape better. It would be fun to try out though.

    lwall says:
  • Why not take all the pictures in a pitch black room with no flash, then we would have seen even less than the black on black images they did produce.

    John says:
  • Except of the uncomfortable, narrow seat, the legroom is obviously a problem: bent toward the frame they will hamper the rear rider by pedaling or steering and stretched forward they would practically block the front wheel and destroy the balance… The tight body contact might be admittedly appreciated by some confident mixed couples, but by some even not… I can understand that 3d printing is optimal because of affordability and the black colour is actually so refreshingly sober, without any additional finish… Actually not very matured for longer rides, still more a gadget than serious mobility aid…

    Ladislav Kubo says:

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