A radically new and unique bike design has been created by Josh Bechtel of Scalyfish Designs, which provides a much more compact size than traditional bikes frames, and has removed the need for a bicycle chain to power the rear wheels.
The Bicymple Concept Bike has been designed to incorporate a much smaller bike frame, which allows the front and rear wheels to move independently by swivelling on the seat and handlebar uprights. To get better idea of how this works watch the video after the jump, to see the Bicymple in motion.
By removing the bike chain from the Bicymple Concept Bike, the rider has also lost the ability for gears to be used. However the simplest design make production and manufacturing costs a lot less than a traditional bike, and make storage, riding and maintenance easier. Josh Bechtel creator of Bicymple explains:
“By removing the chain, the number of moving parts and overall complexity is significantly reduced. A direct-drive, freewheeling hub joins the crank arm axis with the rear-wheel axis, shortening the wheelbase and minimizing the design.
More than just a stylish concept bike, the bicymple is comfortable, easy to ride, and brilliantly simple to maintain. The lightweight design and short wheelbase make for a nimble ride. The optional rear-steer mode is reminiscent of custom “swing bikes” and allows tighter turns and “crab-riding”.
Due to the bike being just a concept at the moment, there is no information on prices all worldwide availability. However the development team behind the concept are now investigating manufacturing options which can help their design make the jump from concept into production.Filed Under: Concepts & Design