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Ultra-Compact Bicycles

The 'Halfbike' is Designed For Compact Urban Storage

— April 12, 2016 — Autos
The Halbrad -- literally "hafbike" in German -- is a truly unique bicycle that features two wheels, pedals and a handlebar on an innovatively re-engineered rear triangle.

Targeted towards the urban personal mobility market, the Halbrad is very easy to ride -- all you have to do is sit on the saddle, grasp onto the handlebars and pedal away towards your destination. It only takes minutes to learn and is equipped with a healthy 90-cm turning radius and can be held in a standing position by balancing the front wheel and pedal for added convenience.

Cycling is clearly becoming increasingly popular among people living in urban areas, but unfortunately, urban living is often a very compact affair. This is exactly why the halfbike will come in use to so many as a result of its ultra-portable and compact form factor.





Trend Themes
1. Ultra-compact Bicycles - The trend of ultra-compact bicycles presents opportunities for innovative urban personal mobility solutions.
2. Urban Personal Mobility - The trend of urban personal mobility highlights the need for compact and portable transportation options.
3. Innovative Bicycle Design - The trend of innovative bicycle design creates room for unique and re-engineered solutions for urban commuters.
Industry Implications
1. Cycling - The cycling industry can embrace the trend of ultra-compact bicycles to offer practical and portable solutions for urban commuters.
2. Personal Transportation - The personal transportation industry can cater to the trend of urban personal mobility by providing compact and convenient options for city dwellers.
3. Product Design - The product design industry can explore the trend of innovative bicycle design to create efficient and space-saving solutions for urban commuting.
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