YikeBike

DesignerYike Bike Ltd
Prize1st Place in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation
Entry Description

The YikeBike mini-farthing is the smallest, and at 10kg, the lightest electric folding bike in the world, enabling people to take it on buses, trains, and cars and store it easily under a desk or in a cupboard. It has a radically different riding position, steering and wheel configuration, giving a safe smooth ride while folding up to a super small size.

About Designer

YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested, polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the mini-farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers. We sat down to try and answer: -What is the simplest way to get from A to B with the aid of a machine? -What is the smallest wheel you can have to get a stable, safe, comfortable ride? -Can you make something small enough to be able to go with you anywhere in a city? * Wonder if we could make a unicycle dramatically easier to ride and fold? We were intrigued by creating something that could dramatically change urban transport, enabling city dwellers a fast, safe and easy way to navigate their environment. The result was the mini-farthing concept and its first expression, the YikeBike. It employs state-of-the-art technology, engineering and industrial design to create a new class of personal transport.