Strida folding bike that collapses in six seconds

Riding a bike to work is a great way of avoiding the hassles of traffic, parking and high gas prices. Unfortunately it can bring along its own problems. You need a place to stash your bike, and there is of course the issue of getting chain grease on your pants. British designer Mark Sanders has designed a new type of bicycle with a triangular frame that breaks down in only six seconds. The pedal power is transferred to the rear via kevlar belt instead of the typical metal chain. The belt means no grease and the fold-up design makes it easy to store. The Strida isn't cheap, with two models available at $499 and $799. The more expensive one is a little lighter and uses disk brakes in place of drums.

[Source: Strida, via GizMag]

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