The JIVR Folding Bike Reduces Clutter with a Chainless Design

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 20, 2015
References: kickstarter & gizmag
Folding e-bikes are growing in popularity, so new entrants into the market need to have a stand-out feature that makes them catch the eye. The JIVR Bike certainly does that, with its proprietary chainless sealed drivetrain that ensures that folding the bike is as uncomplicated as possible.

This sealed drivetrain is fully encapsulated inside a frame, creating a perfect environment wherein sand, dust and water are kept out at all times. JAM founder Marcin Piatkowski explains, "This makes the drivetrain extremely durable and maintenance free. It's also as efficient as a regular chain drive, however its efficiency doesn't decrease over time as in chain drive (chains usually get rusty, muddy, etc)."

This folding e-bike is also equipped with Bluetooth and can communicate with riders' smartphones, allowing them to use their phones as handlebar-mounted control systems.

Simplicity and ease of use are paramount when designing urban vehicles such as this one. The absence of a chain makes this bike's folding mechanism seamless, while its encapsulated drivetrain ensures a high level of performance on city streets.