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Old 04-13-18, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MrFlamey View Post
Do you know if the changes to the dimensions of the Vellobike+ were mentioned to backers during development? That fold looks kind of messy compared to the prototype
No, it wasn't announced and is still not confirmed by the creators.

There is also no clear information about the weight increase, they just recognize that the delivered bikes are heavier than announced during the kickstarter campaign and stated that their Vellobike+ "remains the lightest electric assist folding bike".

There are only the pictures that show the difference between the original design and the actual design.

I suppose they were forced to do that to provide a good+safe behavior to the bike because such an increase of the length of the rear triangle should improve the bike stability.

The increase of the folded bike size is an unavoidable undesired consequence of that.

From what was written in the last update sposted by the creators about the titanium frame model, it seems that the titanium frame manufacturing won't start anytime soon.

At this time, their main concern of the creators seems not to deliver the backers bikes but to establish their business.
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