Biomega has given Co.Design an exclusive sneak peak at their two newest bikes, which will be publicly unveiled late next month, at the Eurobike and Interbike tradeshows. The showstopper: A stunning new bike by design titan Ross Lovegrove, called the LDN.
“LDN” of course stands for London, Lovegrove’s hometown; the bike itself is wholly befitting a man known as “Captain Organic.” The frame was inspired by a wishbone, and links all the components and wheels with a minimum of materials. It’s made of carbon fiber sheets, and there’s a hole in the down-tube, which allows it to be hung from the wall and displayed like a showcase sculpture. You’ll also notice that there’s no chain–rather, the bike has a shaft drive.
The new goodies from Biomega don’t end there: They also revealed the new NYC bike, designed by KiBiSi–a firm co-founded by Biomega’s founder, Jens Martin Skibsted, the starchitect Bjarke Ingels, and Lars Holme Larsen. (They also recently designed the Terrafugia flying car.)
The NYC bike has a grease-less, utterly silent belt drive; that lump you see on aluminum frame’s downtube is an integrated mud guard.
The NYC bike will be available next spring; the LDN bike is available by custom order. Raid the piggy bank. If that falls short, maybe rob a real bank?CK