Where form meets function

Part of Porsche Design Driver’s Selection Spring 2012 collection are two sleek city bikes, the RS and S models. Not exactly evocative names, but Racing Sport and Sport make up for it with body contours that have us thinking Carrera.

RS is heavy on the carbon fiber construction, making it extra light (19.8 pounds). A 20-speed Shimano gear system and custom pedals keep it under control. A hydro-formed aluminum frame makes up the body of S, and we are intrigued by the appearance of the belt drive and the Shimano 11-speed Alfine internal hub derailer. Seems it comes in Carrera white, so we were not far off. Available exclusively though Porsche dealers.

More looks after the jump…

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