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Top 5 Sexy Cycles
Posted By Jorge Chapa On July 21, 2009 @ 12:45 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 8 Comments
We’ve made no secret of our never-ending love for bikes here at Inhabitat – as one of the world’s most efficient modes of transportation  they’re also an emission free, healthy, and enjoyable way to get around. There’s no better season to ride a bike than in the summer, so we figured the time is right to bring you a collection of our favorite pedal-powered rides. Without further delay we present to you our picks for the sexiest cycles around!
Although it isn’t a name that we usually associate with human-powered transportation, a number of readers might be surprised to learn that Mercedes Benz  is also a manufacturer of bicycles . This high-end mountain bike promises a finely tuned ride to any cyclist willing to spend the moolah.
While some might prefer a full sized bike, there is no denying the beauty behind the classic Strida Folding Bike . The slick frame weighs just 22 pounds and folds in 5 seconds flat into a form that can easily be carried along anywhere you go.
The only returning entry from our 2007 Sexiest Cycles List , the Jorg & Olif City bike  is one of the prettiest and most stylish bikes around. The classic cruiser has been updated to reflect american sensibilities and use, but still remains as sexy as ever.
No list of noteworthy cycles would be complete without the incredible Swivel Mode Bike . Designed by Mark Sanders, who brought to us the Strida bike , the Swivel Mode is an excellent choice for the urban and suburban commuter. Live in the burbs and have to go to the city? Grab your car, go to the nearest train station, take your tightly packed bike with you and ride it around town. It is perfect.
$2,250 from Areaware 
Although all of the other bikes in this list are purely pedal-powered, the A2B hybrid bike  is simply too beautiful to ignore. Not only does it look good, it doubles as a fully electric scooter. Take a bike, add a lithium powered motor and voila! Genius.
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URLs in this post:
 most efficient modes of transportation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle
 Mercedes Benz: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/21/gullwing-revived-as-all-electric-supercar/
 bicycles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/22/the-human-powered-mercedes-benz-trailblazer/
 Strida Folding Bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/16/stridas-speedy-50-sx-limited-folding-bicycle/
 $800 – $950 from Areaware: http://areaware.com/prodshow.asp?CatID=15&subCatID=79
 2007 Sexiest Cycles List: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/28/transportation-tuesday-top-6-sexiest-cycles/
 Jorg & Olif City bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/11/20/jorg-olif-dutch-city-bikes/
 $645 – $1,495 from Jorg & Olif: http://www.jorgandolif.com/joflash.html
 Swivel Mode Bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/13/swivel-mode-bike-by-mark-sanders/
 $2,250 from Areaware: http://www.areaware.com/proddetail.asp?prod=CYIM&CatID=15&subCatID=134
 A2B hybrid bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/14/transportation-tuesday-the-a2b-electric-bike/
 $2699 from All Things Renewable: http://allthingsrenewable.com/store/product/3924/A2B-Electric-Bike---White/
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