Eurobike has a bit of everything, but these wild prototype concept bike projects from Muzzi Cycles, HeFlow & Komo Bike caught our eyes. Muzzi is a one-piece molded plastic frame that can be recycled or even made from recycled material. HeFlow is an adaptable 4-wheeled cargo bike powered by a hydrogen engine. And Komo’s project is a mini-wheeled city ebike with no hubs…
They’re all pretty wild. Muzzi Cycles eco-friendly recycled plastic bike
Surprisingly enough, the entirely one-piece plastic Muzzi Cycles frame project has actually been around for more than 20 years, with functional production as early as 2008.
But in the time since, this made-in-Brazill concept bike has evolved the frame design itself, and even the material that it is made from.
Environmental sustainability has been been a key focus since the start. And these latest models are created from a blend of various recycled post-consumer plastics, and now even “photosynthesis-based” frames that incorporate biomass fibers in the injection-molded composite blend.
Thanks to the modular design – and the thick resulting frame sections – the Muzzi Cycles has been able to be adapted to various newer standards in recent years.
The latest Muzzi project bikes have adapted to disc brakes (but still QR axles, so far) with bolt-on metal dropout plates.Muzzi have even managed to turn the sustainable modular recycled plastic project bike into an e-bike now, screwing a battery under the plastic downtube and adding a front-drive hub motor that allowed them to keep the regular disc brake / derailleur-geared rear end. […]