Mini has thought of a new solution for getting about in crowded cities. It comes in form of a folding bike that can be fitted in the boot of your Mini and be used whenever necessary.
imagine you drive into the city and hit a traffic jam near, say, city center. You park the car, unfold the bike and go do your business in a very healthy and eco-friendly way. The thing is, the bike looks utterly ridiculous and anyone even with the least amount of dignity would refuse to be seen riding this thing in public. It is of course very posh and high-tech. It has an aluminum frame which results in an overall weight of 11 kg and is finished in matte black with silver garnish and neon yellow chain and bell.
It’s not cheap either, as it comes with a price tag of 499.00 Euro.
Here’s some technical details on Mini folding bike:
The MINI Folding Bike presents itself as a genuine high-tech vehicle: high-quality components, a light-weight aluminium frame and a clever folding mechanism make the trendy bike the ideal companion while travelling. The bike can be folded and unfolded in just a few seconds. The bike is folded along the crossbar and handlebars. In addition the saddle can be retracted and the pedals be folded up. This makes the bike extremely easy to handle whilst saving space. Fitted in a sleeve under the saddle is a practical transport bag. The MINI Folding Bike can easily match the riding characteristics of a “normal” bike. Weighing less than 11 kilos and equipped with 8 gears and 20-inch wheels, it is quick and versatile. The teflon-coated chain prevents annoying soiling caused by chain oil and reduces the wear and tear on the components. The comfortable gel saddle ensures comfort. Thanks to the front and rear mudguards, you can carry on peddling regardless, even in the rain. Good visibility on the road is guaranteed by the accompanying reflectors.