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SwissBike TX

totally portable

totally portable

No, it’s not a town in Texas. A new commuter bike has just been released that a great number of people commuting by bike these days will love. The SwissBike TX is a full-size bike (26″ wheel) that folds to fit in the back of a Mini Cooper. The whole philosophy behind this bike is that it offers the full-size stability and ride quality that is needed for a good commuter, while still having all the benefits of a small wheel folder. In short, it can go anywhere. Terrain is not an issue.

In terms of energy, the bike is obviously human powered, but they perceive that the SwissBike will go far in getting more people out of cars and onto bikes for their commute, drastically reducing one’s carbon footprint. With the concept of Drive and Cycle, if your commute is a long one or through an area that is not condusive to

Folds up to fit in the trunk of a car.

Folds up to fit in the trunk of a car.

riding, leave a SwissBike in the trunk for part of the drive and when you hit traffic, ride the rest of the way in. The ability to commute how you want at any given moment on any given day, goes a long way in removing some of the obstacles that keep people from commuting by bike. This is a concept most of their office including their CEO uses daily and while it is not as aggressive as those who commute 40 miles/ day, at this point it is a great step in the right direction.

Also, they would like to extend a discount on their bikes to you. Use the code “forcedgreen” at checkout to get a free carrying case when a bike is purchased. It’s an easy way to get on a cool bike, save a good chunk of change, and reduce your carbon footprint.

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  1. *lynne* Says:

    This certainly sounds like a good idea. Any idea about its weight? Is it as heavy or heavier as an equivalent non-folding bike?

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  2. choopixie Says:

    That is one cool bike.

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  3. Greener Pastures Says:

    Wow, technology at its best. I think ideas like folding bikes are a much better category of innovation to focus on than making better bombs or tanks.

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  4. Eve Says:

    OMG I love this! Must get one for my hubby…

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  5. wilson Says:

    WoW, I liked the SwissBike’s Theme very much —> Performance + Portability = Eco-Friendly!

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  6. Rachelle Says:

    Am currently in the market for a bike. This one looks very interesting!

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