Berliner Fahrradschau – Berlin Bike Show to most of us – has launched a limited edition Thinbike with German urban brand Schindelhauer Bikes.
Thinbike is an existing model in Schindelhauer's range, but this limited edition has a polar white finish, Berliner Fahrradschau (BFS) graphics, Voroop front rack and a wall mount for use at home. Only 25 have been made.
The Thinbike comes with a Gates carbon Drive system rather than a chain, a two-gear hub, a taillight integrated into the seatpost, and a Supernova E3 Pure 3 dynamo front light.
It earns the Thinbike name courtesy of pedals that fold up and a handlebar that can be quickly turned to sit parallel to the frame while the front wheel remains straight; features that have been found on many other bikes over the years. The idea is that the bike takes up very little storage room. It can easily be hung on a wall, for example, to free-up floor space in a small house or flat.
The standard Thinbike is priced €1,195. The limited edition model is €1,500. If you're interested in one of these you need to email email@example.com.
Berliner Fahrradschau – the Berlin Bike Show – runs 20-22 March 2015. It features big brands like Canyon, Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, Felt, Colnago, Cinelli and Brooks England, plus many urban and fixed gear brands like Schindelhauer Bikes, 8bar and Retrovelo. For more info go to www.berlinerfahrradschau.de.
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