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Stebles Bike will sport integrated carbon fiber fenders

Stebles Bike will sport integr...
The Stebles Bike prototype, on display recently at the London Bike Show
The Stebles Bike prototype, on display recently at the London Bike Show
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The Stebles Bike's features include a built-in streamlined mount for an included custom water bottle, along with a rear compartment that will come equipped with a pump, spare tube, patches and tire levers
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The Stebles Bike's features include a built-in streamlined mount for an included custom water bottle, along with a rear compartment that will come equipped with a pump, spare tube, patches and tire levers
Mark Stebles with the prototype
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Mark Stebles with the prototype
The Stebles Bike prototype, on display recently at the London Bike Show
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The Stebles Bike prototype, on display recently at the London Bike Show
A rendering of the final carbon fiber production fame
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A rendering of the final carbon fiber production fame
The final version of the Stebles Bike should weigh around 10 kg (22 lb) and sell for £2,495.95 (about US$3,570)
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The final version of the Stebles Bike should weigh around 10 kg (22 lb) and sell for £2,495.95 (about US$3,570)
Mark Stebles tells us that he hopes to begin production this year, assuming he meets his funding goal
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Mark Stebles tells us that he hopes to begin production this year, assuming he meets his funding goal
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If you're a cyclist who rides in the rain frequently, chances are that you're going to put fenders on your daily commuter bike. Doing so can be a hassle, however, plus they often end up rattling or rubbing. That's why UK product designer Mark Stebles created his Stebles Bike – its front and rear mudguards are actually part of its frame.

Currently in full-scale 3D-printed prototype form, the bike doesn't simply feature fenders that are attached to a regular tubular frame. Instead, they actually replace the traditional front fork and rear triangle. "The design separates the rider from the terrain surface and anything that may fly off the tyres, while also helping to keep the drive train running freely in all conditions," says Stebles.

Additional features include a built-in streamlined mount for an included custom water bottle, along with a rear compartment that will come equipped with a pump, spare tube, patches and tire levers.

A rendering of the final carbon fiber production fame
A rendering of the final carbon fiber production fame

Mark is planning on ultimately manufacturing the Stebles Bike in full carbon fiber (see rendering above), and is currently raising funds on gofundme towards that goal. The final version should weigh around 10 kg (22 lb) and sell for £2,495.95 (about US$3,570).

He tells us that he hopes to begin production this year, assuming he meets his funding goal.

Sources: gofundme, Stebles Bike via Bike Radar

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5 comments
Keith Reeder
So what problem is this supposed to fix, exactly?
Bob Flint
Those have to be the ugliest fenders I have ever seen, seriously doubt they control much mud, dirt, & water...and at 22lbs, & almost $5k CDN what a joke...
tacheonabike
just what i need in rainy city (manchester) now shut up and take my money
Island Architect
Strangely reminiscent of the Indian Motorcycle but far more weird.
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unklmurray
Bob,you can't be serious.....the cutest you ever saw!! I think they are rather nice looking........I would buy it but only if made to fit my frame!!........LOL :-)