IKEA Has Designed Its First “Urban Lifestyle” Bike
Cycling gals, exercise-lovers and anyone who’s into stylish transportation will definitely want to check this out. Get ready to ride, IKEA-style! This summer you’ll be able to jump on IKEA’s first award-winning (chainless, stylish and accessory-ready) bike, deemed the SLADDA.
Introduced as a lightweight, aluminum-framed unisex bike suitable for anyone over the age of 12, IKEA tells us that it was designed to require little maintenance while fitting into an “urban lifestyle.” The chainless SLADDA relies on a corrosion-resistant drive belt that apparently lasts approximately three times longer than the average chain.
The sleek white design also incorporates a “click system,” which allows owners to add accessories (such as a basket, a back-wheel rack and little towing trailer) to make the bike truly individualized to each rider’s needs. Designer Oskar Juhlin likened it to “tablet apps: You can add endless accessories to enhance ease of use.” Coooool!
Unfortunately for us on this side of the pond, it looks like the bike will only be for sale in Europe for the time-being (in the range of $797), but we’ll keep our fingers crossed that it makes its way over to our streets soon enough.
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