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StepTwin folding bike launches

The StepTwin folding bike is available for pre-sale on Indiegogo, with estimated delivery in March. It is a cross between a regular bike and a cycle stepper, with the aim to give riders the choice of "how they’d like to pedal based on their needs". This is due to StepTwin’s …

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Transport minister visits Brompton

Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams met transport minister Jesse Norman at a rail station yesterday and cycled with him to the Brompton factory in West London. The minister visited the Greenford based manufacturer to discuss the Department for Transport’s call for evidence on cycling, which closes on 1st June. Norman was …

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With Design Council help Cambridge start-up aims to launch a 13-kg folding e-bike

The new Brompton folding e-bike weighs 13.4kg with a detachable battery bag on the front of the bike adding another 2.8kg. Hinton Bikes is currently aiming to produce a folding ebike with integrated battery and controller that weighs 13kg in total. The Cambridge start-up recently enrolled with the Design Council’s …

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Dahon Curl i3 hits UK market

The Dahon Curl i3 folding bicycle is now available to the UK market. The Curl i3 features a patented hydro-formed Aluminium Flip-Frame and Autolatch – making use of the flip-fold rear wheel. With an internal hub gear, the bike offers the rider an extended range whilst also remaining low-maintenance. A …

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Five minutes with: Crosshead

The ‘Five minutes with’ series presents a company with five short, sharp and to-the-point questions about who they are and what they do. This week we’re joined Stuart lambert of Crosshead bikes. Can you tell us the history of the company? In my early career I worked in London and …

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Designer seeks investors to commercialise his foldable 26-inch bicycle wheel

German designer Andrea Mocellin is seeking investors to commercialise his patented folding wheel technology. His Revolve cycle wheel is a full-size 26-inch spoked wheel shod with segmented airless tyres that can be folded to a third its usual size. Mocellin has a masters degree in vehicle design from London’s Royal …

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Brompton rides tall on increased sales and profits

The latest accounts for Brompton Bicycle shows a 15 percent rise in sales for the iconic UK manufacturer, and with pre-tax profits increasing to £2.54m. To the year ended March 2017, Brompton had a turnover of £32.6m, an increase over the 2016 figure of £28.4m. The profit in 2016 had …

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Catching up with Ahooga

Tired of feeling unfulfilled by their day jobs, inventors Philippe Lefrancq and Frederic Mertens set out on a mission to change continental commuting for the better, and find themselves along the way. We caught up with Lefrancq at Eurobike. Tell us about what inspired you to create Ahooga It all …

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Brompton drops injunction against Dahon’s Curl

Folding-bike maker Dahon has said an injunction against its new Curl bike has been dropped by Brompton. Brompton issued its copyright-infringement injunction on the first day of the Eurobike show in August.  "We raised an injunction against the Dahon Curl but withdrew due to the requirement for a high level …

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Sven Cycles created airline-friendly folding bike

Dorset-based bicycle brand Sven Cycles has released its new travel-friendly folding bike. The unit itself differs from many folding bikes by featuring a full size bike, complete with drop bars and disc breaks, which can be dismantled and stored in a metal-clasp hardcase or backpack. “Sven allows any discerning cyclist …

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