IKEA Has Designed a Bike!

IKEA has just announced it will begin selling a chainless bicycle this summer which is "designed to fit an urban lifestyle" called the SLADDA. Already receiving a Red Dot Design Award, the bike will be available in Europe only (from what we can see) in August of 2016.

Praised as a unisex bike with customized accessories designed to fit an urban lifestyle. The focus has been to develop a bike that needs little maintenance, and is a viable transportation option for the urban environment.

The bike has a rust and oil-free belt drive that should last approximately 15 thousand km, with automatic switches and a clever click system to attach accessories like racks and a bike bag that doubles as a backpack. There is also a handy trailer. The bike is designed with Oskar Juhlin, Jan Puranen and Kristian Eke from Veryday design studio.

via Core77

Jan Halvarson


Coosje said...

Chainless? But I do see a chain. ??

El.Hueso said...

From the article:
"The bike has a rust and oil-free belt drive"

Lady Grey said...

I want!

Jan Halvarson said...

Lady Grey - i know. might have to go to europe to get it.

PeterDB said...

Check the picture here http://press.ikea.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/IKEA_SLADDA_bike_aug161.jpg and zoom on bike then you can see it's a belt.