Folding bikes are nothing new, but the SADA Bike takes things to the next space-saving level by having the ability fold down to the size of an umbrella. It has a standard bicycle dimension, complete with 26″ wheels that are attached to the frame using an anchoring system. The entire bike can be folded with a single movement, and then packed into a container that doubles as a backpack. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Unlike most bikes, which get their strength from the tension in the spokes, the SADA Bike’s strength is put into the rim. This adds weight to the outside wheel, which should not matter too much, performance wise, in the city. The designer is seeking funding in order to further develop the design, which could allow him to tackle the weight issue and manufacture a model that combines light-weight materials with high performance parts.