Gallery: STRiDA MAS Special Folding Bike


Here at Inhabitat we love the practicality and ease of mobility that folding bikes offer, so we were ecstatic to hear that folding bike company STRiDA just released its fastest, most advanced cycle to date! We were huge fans of the company’s brilliantly engineered 5.0 Bikes, and it looks like STRiDA has outdone itself again with its sleek new MAS Special Signature. The retooled ride features a Swiss engineered drive system and a rustproof aluminum frame that folds in just 5 seconds flat.

The MAS Special is named after its inventor Mark Sanders. Weighing in at 22 pounds, it features a lightweight collapsible bike constructed from aluminum. Its unique triangular frame allows it for to collapse quickly, while giving it great stability and making it quite comfortable to ride.

Instead of a greasy chain, the STRiDA comes equipped with a clean and quiet Kevlar Belt, while a two-speed drive system allows the rider to seamlessly shift gears with the tap of a heel. Although we’re in love with the bike, we must admit that its $1,400 price tag is a bit intimidating.

The MAS Special Signature will soon launch with two other models (the XT and Sport Duo) at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas. They will be available next spring.

+ Strida US


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  1. mityGremy March 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    velmi zajimave, diky

  2. Agnillev August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    To bad the Strida has a major design flaw
    becouse when you lift the saddle (if you are tall) your riding position is closer to the handlebar, and your pedaling position also changes horizontaly, pedaling les diagonaly. Resulting in you sitting higher but not actualy mutch further away from your cranks. and becouse of that the bicycle cant be ajusted enough to fit ergonomically.


    Bicycle Mechanic from Holland

  3. alinia September 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    And since the cargo spot will take up to 30lbs, there’s the ergonomic wheeling for your too heavy laptop/file briefcase… Assuming it has good horizontal balance.

  4. onionight September 25, 2008 at 2:58 am

    wow cool…

  5. Crosius September 23, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I don’t know if you’ve covered it before, but the Bike Friday Tikit folds almost as fast as the Strida. It’s bigger when folded (but still rolls on its wheels). Only slightly heavier than the Strida, it also manages to be a much more ergonomic bike with enough gear-inches to ride for extended distances while keeping the number of proprietary parts to a minimum.

    Not that I wouldn’t buy a Strida for some last-mile riding – I just find my Tikit to be a much more useable solution for what a city bike needs to do.

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