Interesting and unexpected read from Fast Coexist:
The front rack is mounted on the frame, rather than the handlebar-mounted racks that are more common, so that the bike stays stable even when a heavy load is packed on the front. The step-in frame makes it simpler to get on and off, and is designed to double as a perfectly balanced handle if you need to carry the bike. An upright, semi-relaxed posture makes it easier to see traffic in the city.
The bike is also designed to be low maintenance—instead of a chain, there’s a less-finicky carbon belt drive. The gearing is automatic, and the frame is rust-free.
Of course, this being Ikea, the bike is also designed to be as affordable as possible. “This bike is more or less a manufacturer’s dream,” says Oskar Juhlin, director of industrial design at Veryday, the design firm that worked on the bike with Ikea.
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