As a one time hard core cyclist, of the mountain variety, folding bikes were regularily mocked as something for travelers devoid of style and a penchant for safari wear paired with sandals and socks when touring cities about the world. But that opinion changed with this stylish little folding bike. I love the way in unfolds. Whereas other folding bikes seemed designed more around their folding state this one seems designed around the unfolded state and the way it pops bake to unfolded state give it a little something.
Been thinking a lot about bike culture lately. Bike cultures really. Such a fascinating way of dissecting greater society, just think of the totally incompatible groups that share a common choice of transportation from hard core courier types (both actual and just in a borrowed sense of style) to the dress wearing mom and pop on their way to the park with a baguette in the basket. Interesting, very interesting and with escalating gas prices, urban planning and commuting decisions changing habits it will be interesting to see what else emerges.