Plenty of hardcore cyclists do ride their road bikes on ice-covered streets, but most people would be more drawn to something like these snow cycles. The Venn Industrial Design Consultancy worked to hybridize the conventional two-wheeler, adapting it to the extreme and unstable conditions of the winter season.
The Sno Bike is technically a unicycle, sporting one single wheel. This has been positioned at the back, while the the front has been equipped with a lone ski, enabling the conveyance to plough through powder and glide over frozen patches. To enhance the steadiness and safety of this design, the creative team imagined this concept snow scooter with tank-style tracks over the back tire. This would give these snow cycles greater areas of contact with the ground for better grip. I can see them used effectively in the suburbs and the wilderness alike, satisfying niche markets among both sporty and timid riders.
Sno Vehicle was Designed to Accommodate Avid Cyclists in the Wintertime
1. Winter Sports Adaptation - Opportunity for companies to design and develop specialized winter sports equipment that caters to different niche markets.
2. Unconventional Snow Vehicles - Potential for the creation of unique snow vehicles that combine elements of traditional bicycles with winter-specific features.
3. Enhanced Stability Technology - Emerging market for innovative stability-enhancing technologies that can be applied to various outdoor recreational vehicles and equipment.
1. Sports Equipment Manufacturing - Manufacturing companies can explore the production of specialized snow cycles and other winter sports equipment to meet consumer demand.
2. Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Tourism - Opportunity for the outdoor tourism industry to offer unique winter experiences by providing snow cycles as a new activity option for visitors.
3. Design and Engineering Consultancy - Design firms can provide expertise in developing innovative snow cycle designs and stability-enhancing technologies for aspiring snow vehicle manufacturers.