Most folding bikes make a big compromise: they're either incredibly portable with tiny wheels, or offer normal proportions but prove a pain in the ass to transport. Mikuláš Novotný's solution, however, seems to offer the best of both worlds.
The transforming Ville concept folding bicycle is no mere bike—it is a bike-slash-shopping cart hybrid vehicle for the 21st century eco-friendly consumer. It is bicycle and grocery containment in one convenient form factor.
We know, this pitch of a folding bike with collapsing wheels sounds a tad precarious, but this sequence showing how the wheels fold up is pretty darn convincing:
The idea of a compact, folding bicycle is nothing new, but designer Chang Ting Jen is hoping to take the concept even further with his Backpack bike. According to the specs, a production version would weigh around 12 pounds and fold into a backpack that measured just under 2 feet in length. Naturally, that means that…
We have seen the fold-up bikes before, and lusted after their ease of portability while traveling (in a method other than biking). But then we remember, eventually the bike will be unpacked and we will have to ride it...in public.
Maybe you don't have room for a normal sized bike, or just like the idea of a bicycle that can be carried around under your arm, but either way, you'll get a kick out of the eZee Bikes Quando. When fully expanded, this bike weighs 57 pounds including the NiMH 36V 9AH battery.