Areaware iF MODE Folding Bicycle
The Areaware iF MODE folding bicycle is a machine that looks like a vaporware concept bike but is in fact available as a full production unit. The bike is remarkable in design, using a single lever and tight interfecernce fits to fold near instantly. The one-sided fork and rear chainstay allow the wheels to fold tight next to each other for a compact unit, and it allows tire changes without wheel removal. The fully encased drivetrain keeps things clean, and a Schlumpf heel controlled shifting unit provides two gears – one for cruising, one for speeding home. The folding motion is captivating, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. It’s just about 30lbs total and comes in at a little over $2000 complete.