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No bike is quite like the NoBike

No bike is quite like the NoBi...
The NoBike won't be mistaken for anything else
The NoBike won't be mistaken for anything else
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The NoBike's frame is created not from welded-together tubes, but from laser-cut sheets of 4mm-thick aluminum
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The NoBike's frame is created not from welded-together tubes, but from laser-cut sheets of 4mm-thick aluminum
The NoBike won't be mistaken for anything else
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The NoBike won't be mistaken for anything else
The NoBike's steerer runs through a spacer that can be moved forward or backward
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The NoBike's steerer runs through a spacer that can be moved forward or backward
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Let's be honest … when it comes to bicycles, a lot of us do want something that looks a little different. If you're one of those people, then you might be interested in the NoBike. If nothing else, it'll definitely get you noticed.

Created by Italy's Dynalab group, the NoBike's frame is created not from welded-together tubes, but from laser-cut sheets of 4mm-thick aluminum. These take the form of four triangular pieces (two per side), which are bolted together with aluminum spacers sandwiched between them.

The NoBike's steerer runs through a spacer that can be moved forward or backward
The NoBike's steerer runs through a spacer that can be moved forward or backward

One practical consideration – the steerer (between the handlebars and front wheel) runs through a spacer that can be moved forward or backward. This means that riders can adjust the length of the cockpit, instead of having to go with a frame made in one specific size. We've seen something similar in the Universal Bike, made by Brooklyness.

According to Dynalab, one of the main considerations behind the design was to keep the weight down. Tipping the scales at 14 kg (30 lb), we'd have to say that its weight is OK for a single-speed city bike, but it's certainly not going to break any records.

The NoBike's frame is created not from welded-together tubes, but from laser-cut sheets of 4mm-thick aluminum
The NoBike's frame is created not from welded-together tubes, but from laser-cut sheets of 4mm-thick aluminum

Should you be interested in buying one, the NoBike is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A minimum pledge of €999 (about US$1,072) will get you one, when and if it reaches production. The planned retail prices start at €1,400 ($1,502).

For something that looks kind of similar but that's already in production, check out the wooden-framed Sandwichbike.

Source: Kickstarter

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11 comments
exodous
I swear I saw this done somewhere, I know it has been done in wood. I just can't use a fixie bike, it is impossible for me, I don't live in a flat area and I actually want to go places on my bike. If it could be fit with a Rohloff speed hub or a Pinion Gearbox this would be usable though. It would be a very rigid bike though, maybe not the best for touring, but I'd give it a try.
Nik
Add a toothed rubber belt drive, and it could be ideal.
TheSplund
I like the adjustable top-tube length but otherwise this is not worth serious consideration. I doubt it's stiffness; it's weight is a major issue; its planned price-point is laughable; and above all it's butt-ugly.
wle
it should sell about 9-12 units world wide wle
Cody Blank
" one of the main considerations behind the design was to keep the weight down." Yet creates a MUCH heavier bike.
rsheng
I agree with the TheSplund about the weight. At 30 lbs., there is no advantage over a decent "beater" which can cost about 1/2 as much. I actually think that it looks pretty interesting.
Grunchy
Form over function. 30 lbs isn't sooo very heavy, that's about what they weigh from Walmart. Dammit I thought this was a Canadian bike from Magnum Dynalab. That would have been interesting!
Gregg Eshelman
Yet another uncomfortable, hunched over, back breaking, crotch pounding bicycle.
When is someone going to apply all this high tech wizardry to a *comfortable* cruiser bike where the rider sits upright, supported on their butt?
Stradric
@Gregg Eshelman: Sounds like you're looking for a recumbent.
sk8dad
30 lbs weigh more than my 150mm travel dual suspension enduro bike. All those fasteners to maintain. Different is good if it brings new functionality to the equation, not for the sake of being different. These are bikes not clothes.