KURV is a concept of modern transportation seeking to re-visualize the landscape of current bike trends. Our research assess the playing field of current designs and metrics to analyze what is truly necessary in a modern bike. We wish to make a minimal, but also visually striking fixed gear bike to emphasize the design of the bike. Another key concern was lightweight frame structure. Current methods of reducing weight use expensive materials and advanced molding process to form monocock structures. Kurv is different in that it seeks to shift the material centric world of current bicycles to look for solutions through simplification and geometry. Our goal is not to reinvent the bike mechanically, but instead create a beautiful object that would lure any casual biker to want to ride around the city.
Project was in collaboration with Kevin Zhao