20 Crazy Bikes You Have To See To Believe
It’s time again for some crazy bikes. And once again we looked all over. Some fold in weird ways or turn into a bike with a built-in grocery cart. And we even found a bike with no seat. I’m Raj Singh and today we’re bringing you more crazy and unusual bikes.
A completely innovative design, the Strida LT has a triangle frame made of lightweight aluminum. The handlebars are mounted horizontally and a Kevlar belt powers the rear wheel. This easily folds up in under 10 seconds to a compact form that is easy to store and the bike has good brakes with a weight limit of 220 pounds.
Another folding bike is the Occam Cycle. It has a convenient single step operation that can be folded and unfolded in under five seconds. The key to the easy folding is the missing seat, meaning there’s one less step for folding or unfolding the bike. Large pedals were added to the bike to make it easier to operate while standing and improved comfort.
Remember that basket that was on the front of your bike to carry stuff? Well, the Convercycle Bike went one step further and made a bike that practically turns into a shopping cart. In the folded position it is compact and no different than a regular bike. By simply lifting the rear of the bike, the wheel swings back and extends the bike into a cart. There’s also an electric version if you prefer.
A belt-driven titanium bicycle, the Eletrica is the first electric bike made by Nua, a Barcelona-based bike manufacturer. The E-Bike has four sizes of titanium frames and they also offer custom sizes that can be built for each customer. The motor, battery, and the controller are all housed in a rear-wheel chrome shell, making this blend in nicely with conventional bicycles.
A concept in 2015, the Avalanche Project was a design project done by the students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke. The objective of the project was to offer mountain bike enthusiasts a prototype for mountain biking in the winter. This was designed with a dual ski system to ensure proper handling and braking. The propulsion system is driven on an internally geared hub.
Denise Mueller-Korenek became the fastest person to ever ride a bicycle last September at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record speed of almost 184 miles per hour beat the previous record of 167 miles per hour set by Fred Rompelberg in 1995. Called Project Speed, they used a bike handmade by Len Lochmiller, the bike was fitted with high speed rated motorcycle wheels and had a steering stabilizer to keep down on the wobble.
Made by Nicolai, the Nucleon TST bike is all handmade in Germany and is dedicated to racing. The weight distribution and frame help the bike hold speed well, rail better, and move through the gears quickly. You do have to wait to get the bike because they are handmade, but it is worth the wait from what we’ve seen. I’m Allie, and it’s Mind’s Eye Trivia time. By looking at just these images, do you know what this is and where it’s from? Leave the correct answer or your best guess in the comment section below.
The Kuwahara Gaap is a Japanese bike company that makes any number of bikes. The small-wheeled bikes are developed for using comfortably in a city environment. The Gaap was launched in 2003, with a range of models. These have a wide range of settings, and a simple folding mechanism for secure storage.
Designed by a Japanese engineer, the Kimori Colossus is made with the highest grade Fuji shaft chrome alloy steel so each bike weighs less than 22 pounds and it appears quite similar to the Alec Moulton bike. The front and rear of the bike are adjustable, depending on leg power, usage, and rider’s weight.
This scary fork less bike, the FL-01 Outset. The bike has the handlebars over the front wheel and to be honest it looks like it might bounce up and down when riding over bumps.
The Ortovox Mountain Skyver Trail Bike is kind of a hybrid scooter and bicycle. It has a full suspension and front and rear disc brakes but no chain, pedals, seat, or gears. The bike weighs about 20 pounds and folds up and fits in a specialized backpack. The best part is you can hike up the mountain, and ride this backdown.
The MC2 Transforming Bike can be transformed into eight different modes, allowing for various riding positions from a more relaxed and reclined position to the natural position and even a superman position. Two of the most used modes are the sports mode with the driving wheel in the rear or the cruiser mode that has the driving wheel in front.
Another bike by MC2 or Multi Configuration Cycle is the chopper bike that comes in three unique designs. The Evo, a white bike, comes with a cozy suspension and backrest for a comfortable posture. The Revo, a black bike that is an upgrade to the Evo. Finally, there’s the Devo, a starter version of the Evo for beginning riders of chopper bikes. This operates like a regular bike with front-wheel drive.
The original splinter is a bicycle built entirely out of wood by Michael Thompson. It has no brakes, no screws, bolts, metal, rubber, or plastic and has only one gear. The bike was made out of birch and other woods. Another bike made out of wood, the splinter bike hybrid, took 2,500 hours to design and created a whole new riding experience.
The Growler City Bike is a concept that is inspired by a folklore jug and The Westies of Grand Rapids Michigan. These bikes were made for people who lost their license to drive for drinking and driving and now must use the bike for everything they do.
Commonly known as a beam bike, the Falco V Triathlon bike is an aerodynamic bike Falco went with this design for looks rather than comfort. Giving the bike a carbon frame, with sharp angles. The frame has some flex to absorb the shock of bumps you might hit while out riding on the road. This triathlon bike, sold with the frame and TRP brakes lets you build the rest of the bike to your specifications.
Dominic Hargreaves, a 24-year-old designer designed the Contortionist Folding bike that folds up smaller than its wheels. There’s no chain on the bike and on the production version, the power is transferred to the wheel from the pedal using pipes and hydraulic fluid. Three car manufacturers are in talks with Hargreaves to make this bike, so you could be seeing it soon.
Premiering at the Crankworx Festival, the SCW 1 Mountain bikes are indeed unusual. They have taken the traditional suspension fork, and replaced it with a Without Telescoping fork suspension that improves the handling at the limit of performance and the ride. Purchase of one of these bikes include membership in the foundation and your number laser etched under the triple plant plate. Their two months, love it or return it money-back guarantee, a two-day rocky mountain ride experience, and of course, the bike.
Gravity bikes are just what they sound like. They go downhill but they’re not good for much of anything else, except for downhill racing of course. Speeds on these vary depending on the hill, and generally, get around 50 miles per hour but could go past 80 miles per hour. This couldn’t officially make our list because it’s technically a three-wheeler, because of the two wheels in front. It was created by Niles Ferber and his colleagues, it’s a drill powered bike. Powered by, you guessed it, two battery-powered 18-volt drills.
The Inner City Bike is stripped down to its core and missing basic key components that are on most bikes. A new type of compact, this bike targets the inner city environment where biking can be more about culture and fashion than it is about sport. The final design is a frame with a freewheeling uni-cycle rear hub, and everything else is up to the rider. Hi everyone, if you enjoyed this article, leave a comment about what you found to be the most interesting and why. Also, to get notified when a new article is posted, Thank you for visiting NepaliBike.com