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Mark Sanders' Elegantly Folding Swivel Mode Bicycle

by , 01/13/09

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Amongst all the hoopla at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, we were pleasantly surprised to see a gorgeous foldable bicycle with no electronic components soaking up the spotlight. Mark Sanders IF Swivel Mode is a sleek bicycle that features an ingenious collapsible design. Whereas most folding bikes entail a compromise between portability and performance, the elegantly engineered Swivel Mode manages to pack a full size bicycle into a compact folding package.

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Designed by Mark Sanders (who brought us the excellent Strida bicycle), the Swivel Mode is one of Areaware‘s latest offerings. It is designed for city use and easily folds to fit in car trunks, buses, and subway cars, making it perfect for the urban commuter. The two-speed bike weighs in at 27.5 pounds, and folds to a relatively compact 16.5in, x 9.8in x 29.4in. We’re big fans of the bike’s beautiful design – those elegant rims strike a gorgeous compliment to the monocoque frame.

Also available as part of the same line are the IF Reach, a smaller version of the full sized bike, and the more traditional looking IF Cross.

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8 Comments

  1. pattu October 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

    hi i like to know about price of this product. i like it very much.

  2. Lloyd December 7, 2010 at 5:13 am

    If you dont have a local distributor, Pacific-Cycles can ship direct: -

    http://www.pacific-cycles.com/how2order.asp#h3

  3. stanczyk March 5, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Lovely styff..so cool :)

    I love URBAN bike style ..Trek SOHO, Giant CS concept..
    but this is awesome..
    the car is over….bicycle rulezz:)

    URBAN bike debate
    ernwopr@wp.pl

  4. Strelkov June 28, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Dear Mark, how and where can I to buy Your remarkable IF Swivel Mode fold bicycle ?

  5. Vladimir Strelkov June 28, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Dear, Mark, how to buy Your IF Swivel Mode Bicycle?

  6. Fixit January 22, 2009 at 5:45 am

    I think it was exhibited at CES by: http://www.areaware.com Same folk who distribute Strida: http://www.strida.us
    95 Spring Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012 Phone: 212-226-5155

    Made by pacific-cycles.com (who make a range of folding bikes) Pacific Cycles Inc. Tel :+886-3-4861231

    Yes i want one too !

  7. Fondueman January 15, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Wow amazingly handy, compact and cool! I want one!!!

  8. dldjtad January 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Does anyone know where I can get more info to purchase one?

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