What you’re taking a look at is a coupler design and system that lets you take aside your bike as if it’s constructed from Lego items and transport it whereas taking on as little area as potential. The corporate behind this technique is No. 22 Bicycle Firm, a crew of bicycle producers, designers, engineers, and craftsmen with the purpose of making high-grade titanium bikes; it’s what the ‘22’ represents of their title, titanium’s atomic quantity.
Nonetheless, this new coupler system shouldn’t be restricted to only one bike from this crew’s lineup and may be utilized throughout the board, clearly solely to No. 22 rides. As talked about, the concept behind it was to scale back a full-size bike to an simply transportable bundle ready to slot in a suitcase.
To attain this, No. 22 has created the coupler system you may have earlier than you. Merely put, the highest tube and down tube each break aside and separate the bike down the center. Now, coupler programs do exist, however No. 22 regarded to make issues less complicated, within the course of making a system that requires nothing however an Allen wrench to place collectively.
All you’ve acquired to do is introduce the wrench right into a screw head, give it a couple of twists, take away the bolt, and the body breaks aside. From right here, the one different factor you’ve acquired to fret about is disconnecting the internally routed brake line.
To ensure that this technique to work fluidly and effortlessly, No. 22 needed to rethink the brake strains as properly. In doing so, they’ve provide you with a “Brake Break” characteristic that decouples the brake line simply as simply because the body, with a twist of the wrist.
Now, one query I had popped up in my thoughts was as to how protected this technique could also be. Trying carefully on the coupling areas themselves, with a tad of engineering information, you’ll be able to determine the driving a motorcycle with this characteristic shouldn’t increase any alarms or indicators as there’s no place to your body to swivel or pull aside as you experience.
What the group additionally targeted on was making this whole setup as seamless as potential. When you’ve got a have a look at the video beneath and a few of the photos within the gallery, you’ll be able to see how tight every little thing is as soon as the bike is put again collectively. In case you run your palms over this phase, you shouldn’t really feel any adjustments.
Once more, this particular coupler is simply out there to No. 22 machines. Simply to get an thought of how a lot you’ll must spend to get one, a few of their bikes can attain into the $12,000 (€10,240 at present trade charges) vary relying on the form of drivetrain you ask for.
Frankly, in the event that they ever selected to promote the rights to this technique, it’s potential they’d be pulling in fairly a little bit of dough for the corporate. Heck, after seeing this concept in motion, I felt that my very own bike wants a system like this. Simply consider the issues you are able to do with a bicycle that may break down into just some principal elements.