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Slow-Moving Sculptural Bicycles

This Slow Bicycle Takes Inspiration from Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest

— June 30, 2016 — Eco
Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest has inspired everything from toys for kids to architecture, as well as a slow bicycle from an art and engineering collective named 'CARV' that's based out of California.

The bike boasts more than 450 custom components and as a result, took more than 700 hours to assemble. In place of a back wheel, the bike has a complex system of walking legs that are powered by pedaling motions made by the rider. Naturally, this causes the machine to be much slower moving than most comparable two-wheeled bicycle designs.

While many bicycle and vehicle are designed with an emphasis on speed, this one adopts an imaginative design that explores new possibilities for forms of transportation in the future.
Trend Themes
1. Custom-component Bicycles - The trend of designing bicycles with a multitude of custom components opens up opportunities for innovative and personalized transportation solutions.
2. Walkable Bicycles - The trend of incorporating walking legs in bicycle designs presents disruptive opportunities for slow-moving transportation that offer a unique user experience.
3. Imaginative Transportation Design - The trend of exploring imaginative and unconventional design concepts in transportation opens up new possibilities for futuristic and visually striking vehicles.
Industry Implications
1. Bicycle Manufacturing - The bicycle manufacturing industry can capitalize on the trend of incorporating custom components and innovative design features to create high-end, specialized bicycles.
2. Art and Engineering - The art and engineering industry can leverage the trend of imaginative transportation design to create innovative sculptures and functional art pieces that challenge traditional forms of transportation.
3. Personalized Transportation - The personalized transportation industry can benefit from the trend of walkable bicycles by offering unique and customizable transportation options that prioritize user experience over speed.
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