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Mark Sanders’ Elegantly Folding Swivel Mode Bicycle

Posted By Jorge Chapa On January 13, 2009 @ 2:30 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 8 Comments

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Amongst all the hoopla [2] at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show [3], we were pleasantly surprised to see a gorgeous foldable bicycle with no electronic components soaking up the spotlight. Mark Sanders IF Swivel Mode [4] 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 [5] bicycle), the Swivel Mode [4] is one of Areaware [6]‘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 [7], a smaller version of the full sized bike, and the more traditional looking IF Cross [8].

+ Areaware [6]

+ Swivel Mode [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/13/swivel-mode-bike-by-mark-sanders/

[2] hoopla: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/10/eco-activism-toxic-tv-zombie-electronics-take-back-coalition/

[3] Consumer Electronics Show: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/06/a-greener-ces-kicks-off-this-week/

[4] IF Swivel Mode: http://www.pacific-cycles.com/product3.asp?cat1=1&cat2=4&pid=1

[5] Strida: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/23/stridas-new-mas-special/

[6] Areaware: http://www.areaware.com/

[7] IF Reach: http://www.mas-design.com/Swivel-Head/Press/IF/IF%20Reach.jpg

[8] IF Cross: http://www.mas-design.com/Swivel-Head/index.htm

[9] + Swivel Mode: http://www.mas-design.com/Swivel-Head/Press/IF/IF_Mode_proto_sml.jpg

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