Folding bikes are becoming more and more varied. The desire is to make them take as little space as possible in order to slide them effortlessly in the free spaces of our homes. Some bikes have strange shapes that help them fold better. Others have wheels that can be detached with ease before they are folded. Lucid Design comes with a new concept: the bike in a bag.
The bike designed by the Indian company does not look special at a first glance. It has a clean and simple design, almost minimalist. That, coupled with its white and brown tones, definitely make it a good looking bike, but without a “wow” part. However, the impressive thing about this bike is that it fits inside a bag. The bike is still at a concept stage. However, the idea behind the bike in the bag is that it is made of 21 pieces that twist and lock together.
“Conventional bikes are awkward in every way except when you ride them,” the company’s creative director, Amit Mirchandani, explained. “The Kit Bike was designed to make problems of shipping, traveling with and commuting with a bike, a thing of the past.”
The frame of the bike is meant to be made from hollow aluminium tubes. These lock together through a series of joints that use a rotation mechanism. A key is needed to lock and unlock them.
“The entire bike can be assembled or dismantled from one side making the process extremely simple and quick,” added Mirchandani
The material chosen for the seat is leather, while the handlebar grips are made from cork. Once folded, the bike can be placed in a special, circular backpack. This backpack is made of two main compartments, one for each wheel. The other components are placed in a central section. For now, the bike in a bag remains at a concept phase. In the future it might be considered for production. What do you think of the bike in a bag concept?