Brilliant Space-saving Sada Bike Folds Up Into Size of an Umbrella

Posted On Mon, May 5, 2014 By

Posted On Mon, May 5, 2014 By In Design, Products

An Italian designer may have invented the ultimate commuter bicycle. The Sada Bike — named after its creator Gianluca Sada — folds up to the size of an umbrella, making it easy to stow away in a backpack.

It’s a brilliant concept that attempts to solve a problem with the foldable bikes that are currently on the market. With those options, riders usually have to make a sacrifice — they can opt for large wheels and limited portability or get one that packs up easily, but boasts smaller-than-average tires.

Sada Bike

The Sada Bike still has 26-inch wheels, but it’s able to collapse into a tidy, umbrella-sized form thanks to a hub-less design. Not only is the frame able to shrink, but the bike also comes apart at the wheels. That means the Sada Bike may not be for long-distance riding since wheels typically get their strength from tension on the spokes, but Sada is currently raising funds so he can keep tweaking his design.

+ Gianluca Sada

[Via Inhabitat]

Photos courtesy Gianluca Sada

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