Bulgarian designer Valentin Vodev has created the 'Vello Bike,' a folding bike featuring a magnetic locking system. Three versions of the Vello, which has the ability to be wheeled even when folded, were showcased during Vienna's Design Week.
Unlike Vodev's previous models, this bike is specifically targeted towards the "active consumer." Vodev realized that the bike needed to be compact, otherwise it would limit movement throughout the city. He came up with the folding bike design, which can be boarded onto public transportation with ease and comfort. This gives cyclists the option of deciding, and modifying, their route.
The back wheel is connected, via magnet, to the Vello's overall frame. The positioning of the magnet is what allows it to be folded, at least partially, in a single motion, sending the back wheel towards the front. The bike can also be fully folded for more convenient storage.
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