Biomega, co-founded by my friend Jens-Martin Skibsted, is a Danish industrial design firm that continually reinvents the wheel with high-end city bicycles. Previously models were designed by luminaries like Ross Lovegrove and Marc Newson. (For more background on Biomega, read Mark's excellent feature on the company in the October 2000 issue of Wired! Link) This latest beauty is a collaboration between Biomega, Vexed Generation, and Puma. Part of Puma's Urban Mobility line, the foldable commuter bike is tricked out with an ingenious locking mechanism. The "down tube" is a removable tension wire that works as a chain lock. Clip the chain and the bike is useless. Link
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.