Mat BrettAugust 23 2018
An Italian designer has reinvented the wheel, the Revolve folding down when not in use to take up less space for easier portability and storage.
“Revolve occupies up to 60% less space when folded and can be used in all conditions,” says its inventor Andrea Mocellin.
With its 665mm diameter (including tyre), the Revolve is almost as large as a 700c wheel (622mm diameter) with a tyre fitted, folding to a height of 260mm.
“When folded it allows the user to store it easily at home, in a backpack, in a trolley, in a trunk or even in the overhead baggage compartment on an airplane,” says Andrea.
The structure is hexagonal with six arcs around the edge that combine to produce the useable wheel. Opening and closing the aluminium frame is simple and you carry it via two handles that lock and unlock the wheel when unfolded. An airless tyre folds with the rest of the wheel.