A whole new concept comes from Indian company Lucid Design, which has created a conceptual “bike in a bag” that would quickly dismantle into parts to fit into a backpack! It can actually become a real thing to carry your bike around in the backpack! The full-size Kit Bike would be assembled from a series of 21 parts that twist and lock together.
The company’s creative director, Amit Mirchandani claims:
“Conventional bikes are awkward in every way except when you ride them and the Kit Bike was designed to make problems of shipping, traveling with and commuting with a bike, a thing of the past.”
Hollow aluminium tubes would make up the frame, locking together via a series of joints that would twist together using a rotating mechanism and be secured with a key. The entire bike can be assembled or dismantled from one side making the process extremely simple and quick. The parts would pack away into a circular leather backpack which you can carry around with yourself wherever you go.
This project has received a Red Dot 2014 Design Award earlier this month and although it amused everyone, Lucid Design currently has no plans to produce the bike, but may consider it in the future.
Watch this video to learn more about the concept: