jean gabriel causse combines circles in attuned colors for caminade's city bicycle
jean gabriel causse combines circles in attuned colors for caminade's city bicycle jean gabriel causse combines circles in attuned colors for caminade's city bicycle
may 16, 2016

jean gabriel causse combines circles in attuned colors for caminade's city bicycle

jean gabriel causse combines circles in attuned colors for caminade’s city bicycle
all images courtesy of caminade




bike design. shaped by designer jean gabriel causee, the ‘la grande motte’ for caminade is the french company’s first foray into city bikes. the entry is heavily influenced by the southern french town’s architecture it’s named after. combining both soft mobility and electric power for tomorrow’s transportation needs, the bike’s curves and circles symbolize dynamic shapes like the constantly evolving urban areas.

caminade ‘la grande motte’




‘no matter how a bicycle is designed, the circle will always be its basic geometric shape,’ explains jean gabriel causse. ‘the circle is the most harmonious shape. in collaboration with the french bike company caminade, we wanted to honor this shape by combining multiple circles in harmonious colors.’ the electric ’la grande motte’ is setup with a zehus motor made in italy – an all in one system with the electronics and battery inside. the pedal system uses a carbon gate belt drive system.

the design combines multiple circles




‘what I find fascinating about jean balladur’s architectural work is his constant and committed pursuit of blending complementary masculine and feminine qualities,’ continues causse. ‘I wanted to honour this approach by designing a bike with feminine lines, but which retains a masculine character, resulting in a clean and stylish design. when designing la grande motte, jean balladur dedicated more than two-thirds of the land area to green space, pedestrians and cyclists! that was ground-breaking at the time. so this bike, the fruit of my partnership with caminade, invites everyone to discover and enjoy this incredibly visionary urban space. as for the lime green, this is a nod to the awning color that jean balladur chose for certain pyramids and shows how he inspired even the smallest of details.’


video courtesy of caminade


the city bicycle is equipped with a 250W electric motor

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the matching curved shapes

the electric hub motor

equipped discs brakes

the carbon belt drive

the bicycle will come in multiple colors

  • Reminds me the Tortola RoundTail bike:

    Johann says:
  • Hell…what is that supposed to be? I bet it’s impossible to ride because the middle part is soft like a cat’s tail. A little bit more and it would be cool. That way it’s only 70% of a bike. But these 70% look very nice 😉

    Dirk says:

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