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Freerider Skatecyle // Antonio Meze

The “Freerider Skatecyle” was developed by Antonio Meze in conjunction with Brooklyn Workshop.

Official notes about the “Freeride Skatecycle”:

The Freerider Skatecycle is a self propelled hubless skate capable of riding on flat ground or tackling any skatepark. The 9 Inch wheels makes it easier to overcome objects in your way and is very durable. Weighing just 7.3 lbs, it folds easily, and can even sit over your shoulder freeing up your hands when you walk. Now part of the permanent collection at the Henry Ford Museum, the Freerider Skatecycle is available in retail for $149.95.

Receiving a bronze in the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards the Skatecycle’s frame is made of solid aluminum with body parts made of a durable composite. It features two slip-resistant footboards sitting inside the two 9-inch, polyurethane, hubless wheels that are connected by a double-jointed, twisting axle. This axle enables the rider to twist their body, moving their feet inwards and outwards, to propel the device.

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