travel with ease using foldable sliders scooter + bike travel with ease using foldable sliders scooter + bike
sep 14, 2015

travel with ease using foldable sliders scooter + bike

travel with ease using foldable sliders scooter + bike
all images courtesy of sliders

 

 

 

 

the ‘sliders‘ foldable bike blends the concepts of a kick scooter and a bicycle to create a ride uniquely suited to the fast-slow urban environment. the design starts with a distinctive frame layout that accommodates both dress and skirts. for convenience, it can be smoothly mounted and dismounted, kicked or pedaled. when finished riding, the ‘slider’ can be quickly folded up for easy transport or tucked away for storage.  

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-02the frame features a foot step

 

 

 

the bike also includes built in front and back LED lights, hand crafted leather seat cushion with matching saddle bag as well as a chain cover. the project has gone through four years of development with hundreds of drawing modifications. the team partnered with taiwanese craftsman in order to find the most suitable materials to complete a high quality bike. the final design by paul hao ting hsu won the 2013 A’ design competition. the ‘slider’ folding scooter bike is looking for funding on kickstarter with scheduled deliveries arriving march 2016. 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-03with two latches the bike folds quickly 

 


kickstarter campaign video
video courtesy of slider

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-04once folded the lightweight frame can be carried around

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-05the ‘sliders’ come in two colors, white and black

 

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-07detailed layout of all the parts

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-08handlebars include leather finish 

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-09the folding mechanism uses a two latch system 

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-10shifter is encompassed inside the rear hub

 

sliders-folding-scooter-bike-designboom-11comes with a leather seat 

  • The clever frame and lovely detailing. All those angles are a bit of a worry though – is the side stand an off the shelf part?

    Adam Brocklehurst says:
  • Where can I buy this bike in Canada?

    Theo says:
  • How much it weight?

    Nan-Celia says:
  • How many gears?

    Nan-Celia says:

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