Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Bicycle di fantastico
Realized by the Industrial Design Department of Alberto Del Biondi Industria Del Design in Italy, this avant-garde concept plays on the latest bicycle materials and technology. The new design is a minimalistic play on the typical city bike, using the concept of less is more to an extreme degree. Lines are simple yet dynamic while the overall design is an exotic concept that stimulates the imagination. The shape is extreme, flying in the face of classic bike iconography. The bike’s makeup is primarily carbon based allowing for maximum weight reduction in the finished design. Although carbon requires great expertise in modelling, in this scenario it allows Biondi the freedom to work the non-traditional design in order to retain key flexibility characteristics and strength qualities. The model is considered a ‘premium city bike’ for commuting and inner city touring. The design provides a platform for an extensive rider base while maintaining extreme styling and innovation.