been a while since i posted but my inbox had something interesting today and its the IF mode by Mark Sanders/Ming Cycle. Looks like the beta tests have finally come to blossom.
IF-Mode: An Engineering and Design Masterpiece
The IF-Mode, by acclaimed industrial designer Mark Sanders, is now available for purchase in the USA. Winner of the 2008 Eurobike Award, and the 2009 iF Gold Award (along with the Apple iPhone, the Macbook Air and the VW Golf Mk6), the IF-Mode is a rolling, folding work of art and a bike collector’s dream machine.
Production is limited. Orders received by Monday, May 4th will be delivered in June 2009. Orders placed after May 4th will not be available until summer’s end. Be the first to own the world’s most exciting and technically advanced folding bike.
Go to www.areaware.com/mode for more information or to place an order, or call 800-783-5683, ext. 214.
Mark Sander's Design Brief:
Most people prefer large wheeled bikes, in part due to ease of pedaling. So when I designed the IF-Mode, I thought about combining the benefits of small folders with full size bicycles, keeping in mind the innovation and value people expect from their personal tools. The IF Mode combines large wheels, ease of near instant folding, compactness, and clean design. Like luggage, it rolls anywhere. Its monoblade wheel mountings, enclosed transmission and uncluttered aesthetic offer a radical new image of what a bicycle can be.
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