Produced for the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project, creative agency Pensa and Horse Cycles come together to offer their answer to cycling in urban environments, the Merge. The Brooklyn based firms aimed to create a bike that pushed functionality and practical concerns – compact and versatile, inspired by the unfriendly roads of NYC. Featuring a USB charging port, retractable rear fender, recessed lighting, an electricity generating front hub and a clever foldable bike rack, the Merge looks to integrate its handy features seamlessly into the frame.

Words by Lena Dystant
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