20 Crazy Bikes You Have To See To Believe 4

20 Crazy Bikes You Have To See To Believe 4


– [Glenn] It’s time again
for some crazy bikes. And once again we looked all over. Some fold in weird ways
or turn into a bike with a built in grocery cart. And we even found a bike with no seat. I’m Glenn and today we’re
bringing you more crazy and unusual bikes. (upbeat music) – Thank you for watching Minds Eye Design. – [Woman] Number 20. – [Glenn] A completely
innovative design, the Strida LT has a triangle frame made
of lightweight aluminum. The handlebars are mounted
horizontally and a Kevlar belt powers the rear wheel. This easily folds up in
under 10 seconds to a compact form that is easy to store
and the bike has good brakes with a weight limit of 220 pounds. – [Woman] Number 19. – [Glenn] Another folding
bike is the Occam Cycle. It has a convenient single
step operation that can be folded and unfolded in under five seconds. The key to the easy folding
is the missing seat, meaning there’s one less step for folding or unfolding the bike. Large pedals were added to
the bike to make it easier to operate while standing
and improved comfort. – [Woman] Number 18. – [Glenn] Remember that
basket that was on the front of your bike to carry stuff? Well, the Convercycle
Bike went one step further and made a bike that practically
turns into a shopping cart. In the folded position it
is compact and no different than a regular bike. By simply lifting the rear
of the bike, the wheel swings back and extends the bike into a cart. There’s also an electric
version if you prefer. – [Woman] Number 17. – [Glenn] A belt driven titanium bicycle, the Eletrica is the first
electric bike made by Nua, a Barcelona based bike manufacturer. The E-Bike has four sizes of
titanium frames and they also offer custom sizes that can
be built for each customer. The motor, battery and the
controller are all housed in a rear wheel chrome
shell, making this blend in nicely with conventional bicycles. – [Woman] Number 16. – [Glenn] A concept in
2015, the Avalanche Project was a design project done by the students of the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke. The objective of the project was to offer mountain bike enthusiasts as
prototype for mountain biking in the winter. This was designed with a dual
ski system to ensure proper handling and braking. The propulsion system is driven
on an internally geared hub. – [Woman] Number 15. – [Glenn] Denise Mueller-Korenek
became the fastest person to ever ride a bicycle last
September at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record speed of almost
184 miles per hour beat the previous record of 167 miles per hour set by Fred Rompelberg in 1995. Called Project Speed,
they used a bike handmade by Len Lochmiller, the bike
was fitted with high speed rated motorcycle wheels and
had a steering stabilizer to keep down on the wobble. – [Woman] Number 14. – [Glenn] Made by Nicolai,
the Nucleon TST bike is all handmade in Germany and
is dedicated to racing. The weight distribution and
frame help the bike hold speed well, rail better and
move through the gears quickly. You do have to wait to get the bike, because they are handmade,
but it is worth the wait from what we’ve seen. – [Woman] Number 13. – [Glenn] The Kuwahara Gaap,
is a Japanese bike company that makes any number of bikes. The small wheeled bikes
are developed for using comfortably in a city environment. The Gaap was launched in
2003, with a range of models. These have a wide range of
settings, and a simple folding mechanism for secure storage. – [Woman] Number 12. – [Glenn] Designed by a Japanese engineer, the Kimori Colossus is
made with the highest grade Fuji shaft chrome alloy steel
so each bike weighs less than 22 pounds and it
appears quite similar to the Alec Moulton bike. The front and rear of
the bike are adjustable, depending on leg power,
usage and rider’s weight. – [Woman] Number 11. – [Glenn] This scary fork
less bike, the FL-01 Outset. The bike has the handlebars
over the front wheel and to be honest it looks like
it might bounce up and down when riding over bumps. – [Woman] Number 10. – [Glenn] The Ortovox
Mountain Skyver Trail Bike is kind of a hybrid scooter and bicycle. It has a full suspension and
front and rear disc brakes but no chain, pedals, seat, or gears. The bike weighs about 20
pounds and folds up and fits in a specialized back pack. The best part is you can
hike up the mountain, and ride this back down. – [Woman] Number nine. – [Glenn] The MC2 Transforming
Bike can be transformed into eight different modes,
allowing for various riding positions from a more
relaxed and reclined position to the natural position and
even a superman position. Two of the most used
modes are the sports mode with the driving wheel in
the rear, or the cruiser mode that has the driving wheel in front. – [Woman] Number eight. – [Glenn] Another bike by MC2
or Multi Configuration Cycle is the chopper bike that
comes in three unique designs. The Evo, a white bike,
comes with a cozy suspension and back rest for a comfortable posture. The Revo, a black bike that
is an upgrade to the Evo. Finally there’s the Devo, a
starter version of the Evo for beginning riders of chopper bikes. This operates like a regular
bike with front wheel drive. – [Woman] Number seven. – [Glenn] The original splinter
is a bicycle built entirely out of wood by Michael Thompson. It has no brakes, no screws,
bolts, metal, rubber, or plastic and has only one gear. The bike was made out of
birch and other woods. Another bike made out of wood,
the splinter bike hybrid, took 2,500 hours to design and created a whole new riding experience. – [Woman] Number six. – [Glenn] The Growler City
Bike is a concept that is inspired by a folklore jug and the Westies of Grand Rapids Michigan. These bikes were made for
people who lost their license to drive for drinking and
driving and now must use the bike for everything they do. – [Woman] Number five. – [Glenn] Commonly known
as a beam bike, the Falco V Triathlon bike is an aerodynamic bike that does not have a seat. Falco went with this design
for looks rather than comfort. Giving the bike a carbon
frame, with sharp angles. The frame has some flex to
absorb the shock of bumps you might hit while
out riding on the road. This triathlon bike, sold
with the frame and TRP brakes lets you build the rest of the
bike to your specifications. – [Woman] Number four. – [Glenn] Dominic Hargreaves,
a 24 year old designer designed the Contortionist
Folding bike that folds up smaller than its wheels. There’s no chain on the bike
and on the production version, the power is transferred
to the wheel from the pedal using pipes and hydraulic fluid. Three car manufacturers are
in talks with Hargreaves to make this bike, so you
could be seeing it soon. – [Woman] Number three. – [Glenn] Premiering at
the Crankworx Festival, the SCW 1 Mountain bikes
are indeed unusual. They have taken the
traditional suspension fork, and replaced it with a without
telescoping fork suspension that improves the handling
at the limit of performance and the ride. Purchase of one of these
bikes includes membership in the foundation and
your number laser etched under the triple plant plate. Their two months, love it or
return it money back guarantee, a two day rocky mountain ride experience, and of course, the bike. – [Woman] Number two. – [Glenn] Gravity bikes are
just what they sound like. They go downhill but they’re
not good for much of anything else, except for downhill
racing of course. Speeds on these vary
depending on the hill, and generally get around 50 miles per hour but could go past 80 miles per hour. This couldn’t officially
make our list because it’s technically a three wheeler, because of the two wheels in front. It was created by Niles
Ferber and his colleagues, it’s a drill powered bike. Powered by, you guessed it, two battery powered 18 volt drills. – [Woman] Number one. – [Glenn] The Inner City Bike
is stripped down to its core and missing basic key components
that are on most bikes. A new type of compact, this
bike targets the inner city environment where biking can
be more about culture and fashion than it is about sport. The final design is a
frame with a free wheeling unicycle rear hub. And everything else is up to the rider. (upbeat music) – Hi everyone and thank you for watching. I’m Chandi with Minds Eye Design. We love to hear your feedback
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