The Strida 5.0 SX Limited is an odd looking but ingenious innovation in the world of folding bikes. Designed by Mark Sanders, they claim it is “the first completely new bicycle geometry in 95 years. Inside a triangular frame of lightweight aluminum, power is transferred to the rear wheel via a silent clean Kevlar belt. Handlebars are mounted horizontally so the rider can sit comfortably upright with an excellent view of the road. The genius of the triangular frame is that it can quickly fold. In five seconds, you have a light, compact form that you can easily wheel, stow in a closet, load in your car or take on the train.” Built of powder-coated rustproof aluminum, the Strida The 5.0 SX Limited weighs in at a scant 22 lbs and features 18″ Schwalbe tires and cable disc brakes. But what separates the Strida from other foldable bikes is that it has a fully upright comfortable riding position, and its extended handlebars create plenty of leg room for taller riders. There are also no oily chain or gears to worry about, so you don’t have to pull that old hip-hop rolling of your pant legs to keep jeans pristine. Although I haven’t personally tried it, they claim it is the simplest of folding sequences — built in magnets do all the work for you.Seems like quality for $950.

One more angle of the Strida 5.0 SX Limited foldable bicycle after the Jump…

One Response to “A Bizarre & Ingenious Innovation in Foldable Bikes”

  1. […] are a lot of foldable bikes entering the marketplace, which is certainly a great thing (such as the Strida SX and Mu Uno, for instance). The only problem with many is that they’re either very utilitarian […]

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