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Halfway / Folding bicycle

Halfway
Halfway

Discipline: Product

Halfway
Halfway
Halfway
Halfway

Discipline: Product

Inspired by the needs of the urban commuter, this is a minimalistic and practical folding bike. It has a clean, uninterrupted style that blends seamlessly into any city landscape. The term "Halfway" refers to the folding system of the bicycle – utilizing a single-sided fork and chain-stay which equates to a more compact enclosure size. This enables easy carriage by car or on public transportation. The auto-lock system provides fewer steps for folding and introduces a new level of safety while riding. Halfway – a simple and classy form with a dedicated user-centric focus.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2021

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

This folding bicycle is elegant, intuitive and easy to use and maintain. The strong yet compact structure has ingenious features such as a sturdy front basket that doubles as a stand and a magnetic catch to hold it together when folded. ‘Last-mile’ solutions have never been more important than they are today, and the new Halfway design is a winning design in every way.
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Client / Manufacturer

Giant Co., Ltd.

Giant (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu, China

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Design

Giant Co., Ltd.

Giant (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu, China

Chang Zan Yu (Industrial Designer), Ya Jie Rao (Product Engineer)

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