Oregon Manifest unveils the collaborative bicycle designs from five cities- New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and of course Portland. Oregon Manifest’s goal is to create a super commuter bike that would get people excited about cycling.
As of July 25th, the public is invited to Vote on their favorite one, which may be produced by Fuji bikes in the near future.
Portland is a cycling city, diverse in its terrain. Oregon, the team consisted of builder Ti Cycles and design firm Industry. While designing their SOLID bike and “Discover My City” app, certain factors were considered such as where commuters wanted to go, and provide them the perfect tool to get it done. The SOLID bike also features haptic GPG navigation.
San Francisco’s design
The S.F. team consisted of Chris Harsacky from Huge Design and Tom Schoeniger from 4130 Cycle Works. Their bike is intended to carry a 12-pack to local Dolores Park as well as ride to work or fun on the steep city hills. The EVO has a series of easily attachable and detachable accessories, and integrated front light and locks.
The team comprises of Minimal, a Chicago design firm, and Garry Alderman, a local frame builder of Method Bicycle. Their goal is to come up with a sturdy bike to brave winter’s like last year’s “polar vortex.” Their ‘Blackline’ bike features slick LED side blinker lights and a double kickstand on its steel cargo-ready frame.
The Bike ‘Merge’ is a team work of design firm PENSA and Horse Cycles. A super-thin saddlebag with a USB charger connects to a dynamo hub on the front wheel charging a phone on the way to work and powering the elegantly hidden lights on the commute home.
Teague and Sizemore cycles have contributed to the design of a snazzy bike called “Denny”. Denny is equipped with a computer that automatically controls gear-changing assist in the front wheel- ideal for Seattle hills- and sensor-based always on lights that dim or get brighter based on conditions.
So hurry up and cast your votes for your favorite bikes. Voting lines close on August 3 and the winner will be announced on August 4.
To watch the five bikes in action check the video here.