This bike fits in a backpack
If you’ve ever brought a bike along on a flight or packed up the parts to ship across the country, you know that trying to move a bike around is expensive. It also tends to slightly offset some of the environmental benefits of riding, since a box holding a bulky frame takes up a lot of space on a delivery truck. That’s why this new design concept shrinks down a bike so it fits in a backpack.
"Conventional bikes are awkward in every way except when you ride them.
"The Kit Bike is so small when disassembled it fits in a bag you could carry as a backpack. When you assemble the bike, you get a full-size bike that is comfortable to ride."
- Amit Mirchandani, managing and creative director of Lucid Design
The bike frame is made from hollow aluminium tubes that twist together and can be secured with a key. Since the frame attaches only on one side of the wheels, the bike can be assembled and disassembled while it leans against a wall. When it’s not in use, the parts and wheels can each be stowed in sections in a custom-designed bag.
Unfortunately the bike is just a concept, so it’s impossible to say what it would be like to ride, and indeed if the frame hold up to the road. But it’s still an awesome idea.