Impossible electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack

bike foldBicycles tend to be big. Even the most compact of folding bicycles still end of being the size of a suitcase when collapsed down.

Electric bikes typically add even more heft to the equation. That’s why the Impossible electric bike on Kickstarter is attracting attention.

It weighs 11 pounds and, when folded up, is a mere 17 inches tall. You can plop it into a backpack, and it doesn’t even have to be a very big backpack.

The secret to making an electric bike this small has to do with some clever design shenanigans. When unfolded, the bike looks like a giant pair of weird glasses thanks to the circles-within-circles design that lets it all fold up.  More