The Strida Mas Special

 - Sep 19, 2008
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With a weight of under 25 pounds and the ability to fold and unfold it in just 5 seconds, bicycles don’t get much better than the Strida Mas Special. The folding bike offers flexible and convenient, eco-friendly transport.

The new Strida Mas folding bike is set to be officially unveiled at the upcoming Interbike Expo in Las Vegas. Inventor Mark Sanders stripped the bike down to its simplest form and added some slick new high-performance technology.

The bike features a sophisticated Swiss-engineered drive system, which allows the rider to shift seamlessly between high and low gears with just a quick tap of the heel. The MAS Special also features an ergonomic racing saddle, a custom black anodized finish and alloy pedals, cranks and chain ring.

Other new innovations in the Strida range include the XT, which has 18-inch wheels and a bigger frame to accommodate larger riders. They have also introduced new colors, including orange which is currently only available at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.