Here’s the Cinco Bike by Sydney-based Ortre, originally a concept bike designed by Alex Liauw. This incredibly practical, urban bike is designed to carry loads while still being easy to ride (just check out those fat little tires). You can hook up either a wooden deck or a sturdy basket big enough to carry an airline carry-on case in the back.
There’ll be a simpler, single-speed model available in the future but this first one sports nine-speed.
â€œThe Cinco bicycle by ORTRE is purpose built for the baggage of an everyday cyclist. Some people swear by backpacks, some prefer dedicated racks with panniers, and of course there is the ubiquitous messenger bag. However the team at Sydney-based ORTRE asked themselves â€œWhy cant we just take a normal bag cycling? Why do we need a specific cycling bag?â€ The answer of course is the bike.
There’s no price tag on it yet, but it’ll be shown on the Taipei Cycle Show March 16th to 19th.