Minivelos gained popularity in cities where space is limited. The Neutrino Mini-Velo is a full sized bike with BMX tires, so high-quality rims and tires are cheap, plentiful, and strong. The small diameter wheels keep acceleration quick for cruising around town. Thick 2.4″ tires eliminate the harshness of typical small wheeled bikes. The short wheelbase makes it easy to store inside so you don’t have to worry about it getting ripped off overnight.
For multi-modal traveling, it’s easier to take the bike in a train car without taking up a ton of room and attracting mean looks from fellow commuters. Oh and Rinko. Forget cutting fenders, removing handlebars, and wheels. Just loosen the stem, turn the handlebars 90 degrees, and cram the whole thing into a Rinko bag!
Traveling with the Neutrino is a breeze. The small frame lets it pack down into airline acceptable box. No oversize fees! To take full advantage of the traveling abilities, the bike can be disassembled and inserted into the cardboard box that it came with, or into the packable travel bag, Velo Orange is also working on. The goal of the bag is to be able to fly to your destination, build up your bike at the airport, and roll out! Details forthcoming on bags.