Flexibility + Functionality: Adjustable Bike Concept Design

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Bicycles, by design, are beautifully engineered for simple function. The frame, more often than other parts the bicycle, is re-imagined artistically. Now the functionality of the gears, chain, pedals and seat have been challenged by the Flexi-Bike.

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Designer Hoon Yoon is quite literally stretching the limits of the bicycle. The main joints of the Flexi-Bike are adjustable to multiple postures. According to the Flexi-Bike’s description, the “main gear part” was designed with organic shape in mind. Between the handles sits a pretty LED display that lists basic information like speed, as well as custom stats like calories burned and weather.

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Whether or not this design is necessary or even plausible is fuel for interesting debate, but the display hub is what makes this one unique. The simple-yet-complex design conundrum of the bicycle has been taken up a notch.

 

 

 

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See more in Bikes & Cycles or under Transportation. November, 2013.

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