frederic boonen develops aluminum hinged, folding carbon fiber city bicycle
 
frederic boonen develops aluminum hinged, folding carbon fiber city bicycle frederic boonen develops aluminum hinged, folding carbon fiber city bicycle
feb 27, 2016

frederic boonen develops aluminum hinged, folding carbon fiber city bicycle

frederic boonen develops aluminum hinged, folding carbon fiber city bicycle
all images courtesy of boonen design studio

 

 

 

bike design. belgium creative frederic booneen CEO of boonen design studio, expand his portfolio by researching and developing an everyday carbon fiber bicycle that folds with just one button. the project began with a personal approach, and through thorough investigations to create an ideal city bike for the end user.

boonen-design-studio-folding-bike-designboom-01the folding button under the handlebar

 

 

 

a button under the handlebar pulls the two hinge points to disconnect the bike into two parts, enabling it to resize for carrying in tight spaces. a 200 watt electric motor together with a battery pack can help push the user at least an additional 15 kilometers. using bluetooth connectivity, the foldable bike communicates vitals such as speed, battery status and navigation via an app to a smartphone.


frederic booneen with the folding bicycle

two aluminum hinges fold the frame and handlebar stem


once folded, riders can roll the bicycle in tight situations


the front fork


the carbon fiber frame

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: piotr boruslawski | designboom

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