6 October 2014
Five teams from Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and one goal: to make a bicycle that answers to the needs of the modern cyclist. This is the Bike Design Project, a competition devoted to design on two wheels that was won last summer by the Denny bike, product of a collaboration between TEAGUE, a design consultancy, and Sizemore Bicycle, a craft workshop run by Taylor Sizemore. Notable the handlebar developed by the Seattle team that, alongside its main function, turns when necessary into a lock with a rapid fastening and release system. The frame is fitted with LED front and rear lights that can be activated independently, turn signals and a carrier at the front with straps to secure objects. In addition: an automatic gear shift, a detachable battery that powers a motor when needed and a new system of fenders with bristles of minimal design that removes water from the tires on rainy days. Production has been entrusted to the American company Fuji Bikes, which will be putting this splendid vehicle on the market in spring 2015.