A well crafted bicycle completely designed, engineered and built in Italy
The goal of SZ Bikes is to deliver a stylish, dynamic and safe way of moving to all those who believe in a green urban mobility future with less cars and less pollution, with the aim of improving quality of life.
While one might wonder, what else can be done to improve the bicylce… SZ Bikes has in fact done it. The beautifully crafted Equilibrium Bike is completely designed, engineered and built in Italy by SZ Bikes with particular attention given to details and high quality materials.
Aluminum is used for the frame, rims, pedals, handlebar and the seat tube. As the weight plays a crucial part, the front fork is completely made of carbon fiber. This material reduces the overall weight, and consequently simplifies the carriage of the bike into an apartment.
The award-winning bike has a unique design, it features half rim coloration that give it particular and noticeable effect, an automatic gearbox, disc braking system, CNC machined pedals, a spyder saddle, and the integrated Anti-Thieft System makes it more difficult to be stolen. A built in 120 decibel siren is set into the taillight which is secured under the saddle. A remote control activates the siren and, as soon as someone lightly touches the bike, the built in vibration sensor enables the siren. After a first short warning ring the siren will continue ringing until it gets switched off.
After months of tests and research for the perfect saddle, the particular “Spyder Saddle” came forward as most suitable for the project. Aside from its minimalistic design and lightweight, the seat comfort stands out the most by using a flexible plastic material that keeps the saddle soft while keeping its form unvaried.
Equilibrium features a two-speed automatic shifting hub, which assures the best gear ratio depending on the speed of the bike. The working principle is simple: a centrifugal clutch mechanism chooses your gear automatically and switches as soon as the rider requires the high or low gear. The braking system delivers a safe and rapid stop thanks to a hydraulic front disc brake is mounted to guarantee a precise brake in any weather condition. In addition to it, a coaster brake is installed into the automatic gear hub and assures even better braking quality as soon as someone pedals backwards.
The bike is customisable, where as you can choose the color of the frame, the rim colors, and from several accessories.
Available from September 2017, you can now pre-order the bicycle on the brand’s official website for around $820.
Photography by Giovanni Mocchetti – Model: Jil Carrara