03 Oct '11, 2pm

Incredible innovations in bike design by @OREGONMANIFEST

Incredible innovations in bike design by @OREGONMANIFEST

The most innovative ideas in craft bicycle design recently made their debut at bi-annual design-build competition Oregon Manifest 2011 , held September 23-24 in Portland, Oregon. For this competition, participants -- 35 independent builders and five student teams -- were challenged to design the "ultimate" utility bike. All of the bikes held their own in the competitive 51-mile race that culminates the design competition. Since the bikes are prototypes, no word yet on a possible release date or price. Here's a sampling from the 31 entries. Fuseproject Local The Fuseproject Local trike, designed by Jeremy Sycip and Yves Behar, points to one direction cargo bike innovation could be headed: important carrying up front, a lean 40 pounds of total weight and a spare yet sassy look. It's even got Fuseproject's own wireless

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