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SOLID: a Portland-Designed 3D-Printed Bike for Modern Living

  July 28, 2014

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SOLID is an urban transportation machine created for the prestigious Oregon Manifest competition by a team of distinguished Portland designers and thinkers. Equipped with a Gates Carbon Drive belt system for low-maintenance simplicity and grease-free cleanliness, SOLID features 3D-printing technology, a mobile app and other innovative features designed to inspireeveryday cycling with style and practicality. This beautiful work of functional design is the brainchild of Portland’s Ti Cycles and the PDX design firm Industry, with input from Nike design icon Tinker Hatfield, former Portland mayor and Portlandia actor Sam Adams, and others. The bike features:

  • a 3D-printed frame and parts
  • a “Discover My City” mobile app
  • light and strong titanium “Super Commuter” frame
  • Gates Carbon Drive belt and sprockets for lightweight durability and cleanliness
  • internal geared hub for easy shifting without a derailleur
  • disc brakes for stopping power in all weather
  • dynamo powered electronics
  • fenders (it’s Portland!)
  • internal wiring for a smooth aesthetic.

 

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INDUSTRY and Ti Cycles want to reclaim Portland as the bike capital of the world with their release of SOLID. Online voting begins on July 28 and concludes on August 2. Vote for the SOLID athttp://oregonmanifest.com/vote.Follow the hashtag #SOLIDPDX on Twitter and Instagram. Journalists and editors can download the full press kit with images and video athttp://www.industrypdx.com/inspire/solid-press-kit

Watch the video:

SOLID Bike – “Discover My City” from INDUSTRY on Vimeo.

 

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More SOLID details:

• 3D-printed titanium handlebars
• Panaracer Pacenti Pari-Moto 650B road tires
• Matte black Ti Cycles carbon clincher 650B rims
• Gates Carbon Drive belt system
• TRP HY/RD hydraulic disc brakes
• Tig welded by master titanium expert Ti Cycles
• Titanium finish with bead blasted texture details
• Custom black Brooks Cambium seat
• Custom Ti Cycles handmade titanium seatpost
• Custom Ti Cycles bottom brackets
• Custom Ti Cycles monostay
• Custom Ti Cycles frame split for Carbon Drive belt installation.

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Don’t forget to vote for SOLID at http://oregonmanifest.com/vote