Well, another day, and another oddball transforming bicycle from Eurobike 2014. Yesterday, we took a look at the telescoping lever-drive Hank from Korea’s Bygen. Today, it’s the MC2 from Singapore-based IDSG Engineering and Trading. Designed by IDSG’s Jing Che and Quoc Bao Dang, its hinged frame allows it to be set into eight different configurations.
In most of the supplied photos, the MC2 is in its penny farthing/child’s tricycle-like Cruiser mode. Although the pedals-on-the-front-wheel setup may bring fixed-gear bikes to mind, the wheel hub actually features a planetary gear system ... along with two brake rotors.
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As you can see in the early renderings below, though, it can also be set into seven other modes, some of which require a different seat to be swapped in. The Sport and Speed modes look particularly ... intimidating.
Some of the MC2’s other features include a parallelogram-style suspension seatpost, and a handlebar height adjustment system that can be locked in place with the flick of a quick-release lever.
There’s no word on eventual commercial availability of the MC2, although a European distributor is listed on its website. In the meantime, you can see the bike in action, in the video below.