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the bicymple. Now taking preorders.

Is it possible to evolve from the established bicycle design while adhering to the basic principles of simplicity, functionality, style, and excitement?

This is the question that gave birth to the bicymple. By removing the chain, the number of moving parts and overall complexity is significantly reduced. A direct-drive, freewheeling hub joins the crank arm axis with the rear-wheel axis, shortening the wheelbase and minimizing the design.

More than just a stylish concept bike, the bicymple is comfortable, easy to ride, and brilliantly simple to maintain. The lightweight design and short wheelbase make for a nimble ride. The optional rear-steer mode is reminiscent of custom "swing bikes" and allows tighter turns and "crab-riding".

The ultra-compact design makes it effortless to get in and out of tight spaces and easily squeezes into stairwells, hallways, fire escapes, nooks, and crannies.

bicymple. Designed by Josh Bechtel: a bicycle, simplified.

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dimensions:*   specs:  
Wheelbase 31" Frame Material CroMo Steel
Top Tube Length (Eff.) 23" Fork Material CroMo Steel
Head Angle 74 Degrees Freewheel Integrated, Single Speed
Standover Height 35" Rear-Steer Optional w/Lockout
Wheel Size 29" (700c)    
Tire Size 29 x 1.75"    
* Dimensions shown for Large size.      


We are currently accepting names to be placed on our waiting list!


The first run of bicymples was sold exclusively through Kickstarter. At the current time, we're actively shipping those orders and also working to set up production for future runs. As more information becomes available, we will post it here and also through Facebook and Twitter.

For questions, dealer inquries, or investment opportunities, email info@bicymple.com

about the bicymple

The bicymple was created by Josh Bechtel in late 2011. It was an idea that he had been developing for some time and needed to bring to reality. Bechtel partnered with co-conspirator and Operations Manager Gabe Starbuck in 2012 and together they are hard at work to bring the bicymple to the world.

Bechtel's background in product and graphic design meshes perfectly with Starbuck's magic elixir of business management and neuroscience experience. Both are lifelong bicycle enthusiasts and while Bechtel can outrun Starbuck on any descent, Starbuck will laugh as he leaves Bechtel in his wake once the trail tilts up.

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