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The Blackline, a collaboration between Chicago design firm MNML and bike builder Method, takes its name from the city's El train system, and adapts a sealed 3-speed hub, originally designed for rural Africa.
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The Blackline's cargo system can be reconfigured for a variety of destinations.
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The Merge, by New York's Pensa and Horse Cycles, includes built-in cargo and lighting systems—and a USB charging port powered by on-board dynamos.
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The Merge boasts a "spring-loaded, retractable aluminum rear rack that can be deployed and disappear at a moment’s notice".
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The Solid's titanium finish and texture aligns with other products created by Portland's Industry under its in-house brand.
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The Solid's accompanying app offers five guided tours of Portland, assembled by influential locals including Nike design icon Tinker Hatfield and ex-mayor Sam Adams.
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Manifest's Seattle entrant, the Denny, comes from Teague and Sizemore Bicycles, and features auto-shifting electric assist, and turn signal and brake lights.
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The Denny: it will get you coffee. Well, not exactly. But you see what we mean.
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The Evo, created by San Francisco's Huge Design and 4130 Cycle Works, adapts mountain bike geometry to the competition's urban transport challenge.
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The Evo's integrated cable lock speaks to the competition's directive to build in essential accoutrements of a cycling lifestyle.
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