Originally Posted by spambait11
Are you sure? Did you see this vid
? You think that black appendage is a bottle holder? And what is that part on the frame in the pic in invisiblehand's thread?
I don't know myself, but it does look like some sort of handle.
It doesn't really look like a bottle holder either. I have watched all of the vids a few times and haven't really figured it out. If it were a handle I would expect a part of it to parallel the frame tube but maybe not. Thought crossed my mind too that it may be some sort of strap handle intended to go through the cover. ??
It just looks to me like in the bus boarding video that he is rolling the bike with his right hand and then when he gets to the bus holds the bike by the seat tube with his left hand momentarily while he shifts his right hand to the frame. I could be wrong. It's just the impression I get.
The thought also crossed my mind that it may be part of a latching mechanism of some sort but going back and looking again I'm not convinced of that either.
I've looked at their site different times looking for something that would be a good multi-modal commuter and this is certainly looks to me like it's the best I've seen from them and the competition is either Brompton or Strida. I'm not ready to buy anything now but am glad that it looks like I'll have another option should I decide to get a folder. It will be interesting to see how it works out.