So true.. the devil is in the details, yet I'm still curious as to the design potential. Someone mentioned a drive shaft. There seem to be existing designs out there for that, but I don't know if they've been proven.
Joe TV said:
As someone else commented, where's the drivetrain? Are the pedals actually connected to anything? Interesting that the bike is never shown actually being pedaled!
It's an interesting concept but I find the lack of a drivetrain to be a huge issue; I can't see a way to easily get around that although they may have a solution they are not showing until the bike is released or a patent is complete.
The one other thing I noticed is that if you look closely the seemingly smooth transition to the folded package seems to require a lot of precise movement and control; it all looks VERY practiced. I have to wonder how well it folds up for a first timer with little to know mechanical aptitude.
While cool in how small it gets, the fact that they haven't been able to put a functional drivetrain or brakes (look closely, no pads on the rotors) kind of hints to me this won't be on the market anytime soon. Wish I didn't have to be skeptical though.