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Bicycles have always had their allure, whether to adolescents who are not of age to drive, or to health-conscious adults who prefer to pedal their way to work. With the rising awareness of the benefits of sustainability and green living, cycling has become the go-to eco-friendly method of transportation. Industrial designers have created a variety of bicycles tailored to suit 21st century cyclists, whether they are stylish, practical, or both.
IF Mode Folding BicyclePacific Cycles' “IF Mode” bicycle has been lauded by cycling enthusiasts for integrating practicality and art into one design. IF Mode's aesthetical appeal has heralded it the "iPhone of folding bikes", while its 26-inch wheels, the average diameter of mountain bikes, adds to its functionality. IF Mode can be folded into a smaller, more portable form in four quick steps. IF Mode's achievement in the field of folding bicycles garnered it the Gold Award at the IF Product Designs Awards.
Designer Peter Varga's ONEYBIKE has a classic shape, reminiscent of the elegance and simplicity of the 18th century High Wheeler, with a touch of retro influence. The easy-to-fold bike concept is designed with modern lines and features, and has the comfort of the recumbent bike. The unique design won the Merit prize at the 2010 International Bicycle Design Competition.
Wearing one's backpack while cycling is not very comfortable or convenient, and putting it in the rear or front carriers may prove to be an obstacle while cycling. This is where TATO Bicycles come in. TATO bicycles incorporated a bicycle concept labeled the CSSB system (Central Storage System for Bicycles), in which the volume for transport is centrally located and easy to access. Convenient, comfortable and cool, what more could a cyclist ask for?