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Body-Inspired Bikes
The Zapfina Bike Takes Inspiration from Your Body to Create a Smooth Ride

By: Alexander Lam (Star) Jun 17, 13

The Zapfina bike by designer JiaLing Hu aims to bring bicycles to their most natural form. Hu’s beautiful two-wheeled machines draw inspiration from the human body in order to make your bike ride as smooth as possible. With a minimalist frame, the bike absorbs shocks while protecting its own dynamic components to give you an awesome riding experience.

Hu looked at the bones, muscles and ligaments in the human body and how they connect in order to design the Zapfina. From the observations, Hu formed the frame of the bike. Just like a joint, the very structure of the bicycle works to actively absorb shocks.

While extremely functional, the bike is also aesthetically pleasing. Sleek curves make the Zapfina look natural and powerful at the same time.

Source: yankodesign

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