- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Jose Hurtados’s Extraordinary Hubless Twist Bike Can be Turned into a Tandem

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Bicycles,Green Transportation | 1 Comment



Twist Bike, Jose Hurtado, Spanish Design, bicycles, green transportation, minimalism, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, minimalist design, Spain

We’re not sure how comfortable it will be to sit on the Twist’s saddle, which pivots on the same arm as the handlebars, or how easily the bike will come to a stop with the hubless wheels, but the philosophy behind tandem biking [5] is really exciting for green-minded folks like us. Really, biking alone is awesome for us and the planet, but biking for two is even better.

With easily disassembled parts that also speak to the Hurtado’s penchant for minimalism [6], the bike is quickly attached to another frame. If it were possible to have a long line of Twist bikes, that would make this design even more superhuman, but alas, it is restricted to two frames.

+ Jose Hurtado [3]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/jose-hurtadoss-extraordinary-hubless-twist-bike-can-be-turned-into-a-tandem/

URLs in this post:

[1]

: http://inhabitat.com/jose-hurtadoss-extraordinary-hubless-twist-bike-can-be-turned-into-a-tandem/twist-bike-jose-hurtado-1/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/jose-hurtadoss-extraordinary-hubless-twist-bike-can-be-turned-into-a-tandem/twist-bike-by-jose-hurtado-lead/?extend=1

[3] Jose Hurtado's: http://www.josehurtado.eu/gallery/78/

[4] Spanish design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/spanish-design/

[5] tandem biking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandem_bicycle

[6] minimalism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.