A Rather Peculiar Folding Bicycle by Mikuláš Novotný Sep 17, 2012

Look, I’m not a huge fan of overly-designed “concept bikes” or folding bikes either, but after spending some time on a Brompton, I’m at least being swayed in the direction of a latter. Maybe that’s why this folding bike by artist / architect Mikuláš Novotný caught my eye. It utilizes 26″ wheels, which effectively breaks it down to about the size of an S&S couplered bike for locking up, shipping or storage inside your apartment. While it’d take a lot to convince me this is the way to go for “urban cycling”, at least it’s a step in the right direction. Or is it?

See more at Dezeen.

  • CJ Arayata

    These were featured in Urban Velo a bit ago, a bit more traditional-looking and probably way cheaper. Why not? Suburban commuters can throw them in their cars, easier to take on the train, etc. All the benefits of a folding bike without the stigma in some eyes.


  • tink

    (the article at Dezeen claims 26’er wheels)

  • Get Hyped

    wrong direction, right direction will be unveiled next year.

  • ZianStudios

    does it barspin?

  • There’s a lot of really terrible folding bikes. Most notably the often seen classic “just folds right in half”. This is the only one i’ve seen that rivals the Brompton.

  • Brian Kaplan

    Right direction