Switchbike: City Bike and Recumbent in One

Ron de Jong’s Switchbike was shown at the Holland Innovation show, although it’s not currently in production. By flipping a switch on the handle, it converts quickly from a regular city bike (those sturdy bikes used all across Europe) into a more comfortable recumbent model for longer jaunts.

Switchbike – I Want One [FreshCreation.nl via Gizmodo]

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8 Responses to Switchbike: City Bike and Recumbent in One

  1. Halloween Jack says:

    Something like this would be great for long-distance touring, as long as it was reasonably durable (imagine freaking out a bike repairperson in Nebraska if it broke down).

  2. Anonymous says:

    While it’s an impressive bit of engineering, I’m afraid it looks like a poor version of both kinds of bike.

  3. Anonymous says:

    this looks good and moreover u can change it according to ur necessity or mood ….good job!!!!

  4. kingcutless says:

    They should prouce those that is very cool.

  5. jimh says:

    oooh the bipro version looks pretty awesome! Did you pick it up? How much do you think it weighs? A dealbreaker for me would be if it was so heavy that it was carry prohibitive.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sweet! Looks like a chopper in recumbent mode.

  7. jimh says:

    I think it’s ripe for refinement and pimping! One could make this into a sick ride with the proper ornamentation/customization. Lotsa chrome and a faux teardrop tank with flame striping? Maybe some woodgrain, brass, and antique gauges? Kidding, but not really.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Bipro ( http://www.bicycledevelopment.com/ ) is a fancier bike similar kind. Bipro can be changed while riding it and has a bit more professional research behind it. I’ve seen the prototype on a expo and it was as good as the presentation.

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