Kwiggle-Bike

About the bike

> The most compact folding bike in the world market
> The pleasant style of upright biking
> One bike for all
> Technical Data
> Made in Germany combined with Italian frame construction art

 


 

The most compact folding bike in the world market

Fits conveniently in the airlines hand luggage size, weighs fully equipped (with wheel guards, lights, rack, 3-speed, etc.) only 9,5 kg, can be folded really fix and you can ride easily 20 – 25 km/h.

 

Kwiggle® is the only bicycle in the world featuring this unique combination of drivability, compactness and weight.

Kwiggle® is ideal for your next journey, perfect for commuters and everyone will find space for it in his flat or in a suitable backpack.

This compactness was made possible only due to patented gear, folding system and seat device.

 


Kwiggle®: The pleasant style of upright biking

This is unique in the world: thanks to a globally patented, movable saddle, the saddle gives space for the descending leg while at the same time supporting the hip side of the bent leg. Hence the saddle always swings to the left and to the right and optimally adapts to your movement.

That means:

  • The Kwiggle® allows for a riding experience in an upright position. Almost upstanding but still supported it is a pleasant mixture of biking and fitness walking.
  • Kwiggle® uniquely supports the mobility of the back and prevents tension in the shoulder and neck area.
  • Kwiggle® is suitable for outdoor fitness and for back exercises.
  • Kwigglling is excellent endurance sports.

How dynamically this looks in practice, you can see here:

 


Kwiggle®: One bike for all

It almost doesn’t matter how tall you are. Due to an adjustable seat device almost everyone is able to ride the Kwiggle®. The special touch: Kwiggle® always remains the same folding size.

 


Kwiggle® – Technical Data

Made for: 1,35 – 1,95 m
Folded: 55 x 40 x 25 cm = 55 l = hand-luggage
Speed: min. 1 km/h – max. 40 km/h
Weight: ca. 9,5 kg
Load: max. 90 kg
Wheels: 12 inch
Gears: 3
Development: 4,8m, 5,4 m, 6,2m

 


Kwiggle® Features: Made in Germany

  • Colour: black
  • Handluggage-size: 55 x 40 x 25 cm folding size
  • Frame: Aluminium 7000er alloy, high-strength stainless steel
  • 3 gears with rear derailleur and sprocket cluster (7, 8 and 9 teeth)
  • Brake and brake lever: Tektro side pull brake
  • Rim: Aluminium-wrought alloy, made from one piece
  • Tires: Schwalbe Big Apple 12 inches with reflex stripes
  • Wheel guards: SKS
  • Crank: Miche Team CPT, 170 mm, BC 110mm, 1 chainring (46 or 48 T)
  • Circular chainwheel disc
  • Pedal: MKS XP-EZY (removable pedals)
  • Rack for Ortlieb-bag with a slot for the right pedal
  • Lights: frontlight Roxim X4 AP with rechargable battery-pack and rear light Spanninga Nr. 9 with battery
  • Trolley-wheels for pulling the Kwiggle® like a trolley

 


Made in Germany combined with Italian frame construction art

In the Kwiggle we have perfected German manufacturing quality and Italian manufacturing art in combination.
The selection of the superb materials makes the Kwiggle stable and light at the same time.
The load-optimized design uses material only where it is needed.
Industrial manufacturing processes guarantee highest processing quality.
And we have taken the design principle of “forming is better than mating” to the extreme. So we manufacture many parts from one piece and with high-strength materials, wherever it is possible and economically viable. This saves weight while increasing stability.
In order to be able to realize the Kwiggle so compactly and easily, we have long been looking for partners with the required manufacturing competence at the highest level:
Together with highly specialized industrial manufacturers, we now realize many worldwide unique, innovative solutions in the Kwiggle.
The result is an awesome product with unique solutions in detail:

 

The frame (patented functionality and technology)

Alle Aluminiumteile sind aus hochfestem 7000er Aluminium gefertigt.

Our worldwide unique aluminum treasures are:

  • the fork: highest quality made in one piece
  • the rear frame part: functional form in perfect elegance
  • the hinged joint: most stable connection with only one turn

Rahmenfalz Gelenk

Wherever welding is required, flag-like welds have been provided for the best possible stress distribution. Excellent TIG welds are made with industrial robots.

 

 

 

 

All steel parts are made of high-strength stainless steel.
Our unique steel treasures are:

  • the upper steering column: springy lightness and stable handlebar clamping in one piece
  • the hinged joint: svelte multifunctional molds
  • the steering column: Highest silver-brazed joint quality ensures maximum stability

 

The rims (patent pending)

AlufelgenThe rims are other highlights on the Kwiggle.
Worldwide unique made from one piece of wrought aluminum alloy:

  • light and stable at the same time
  • wear-resistant
  • highly corrosion resistant
  • highest running accuracy
  • polished noble look

And the tire fits perfectly into the rim.

 

 

The 3-speed derailleur (patent pending).

3-Gang-SchaltungFor a long time we thought it would not work: Now we have realized a rear derailleur, with the smallest space three sprockets (7, 8, and 9 teeth) can be switched – the lightest worldwide and virtually invisible.
The sprocket geometry enables a smooth switching change.

 

 

 

 

 

The rack

GepäckträgerThe rack is another highlight on the Kwiggle. We wanted to provide our customers with a solution for their existing Ortlieb bicycle bags without having to spend extra money on a separate luggage system. We have developed a rack that fits perfectly into the folding size, allows at least 10 kg load and weighs only 75 g.

All current Ortlieb bags fit on the rack.
The influence of the bicycle bag on the steering behavior is hardly disturbing.

 

 

 

 

The components

The front light

VorderlichtThe Roxim X4 AP model combines a high-detail lumination of 400 lumen / 50 lux with high compactness. Roxim X4 AP is a high quality front light. We mount the X4 AP only 40 cm above the ground, in order to make the pavement structure (edges, bumps) very clearly visible. The detection of bumps is therefore no problem even in the dark. The luminance is excellent.
The Sanyo battery has a capacity of 2,600 mAh, is weatherproof and removable mounted in a pocket on the steering column and can be charged via USB.

The rear light

RücklichtThe Spanninga No. 9 with reflector and battery convinces with its retro look.

 

 

 

 

 

The brakes and brake levers
The Tektro side pull brake is one of the best side pull brake available on the market for these purposes. Elegant brake levers ensure controlling brake shoe pressure on the rims.


The crank unit
KurbeleinheitMiche Team CPT, crank length 170 mm, 5-arm, bolt circle 110 mm, high-strength aluminum
1 chainring with 46 or 48 teeth made of 7075 aluminum.

The crank unit fulfills two functions. It allows a very small Q-factor, so that the feet can stand together as closely as possible. This is much more pleasant for driving while standing.
In addition, the Miche Team CPT is due to its high material quality one of the lightest options for square aluminum cranks.

 

 

 

The pedals
PedalThe pedal MKS XP-EZY is a lightweight high-quality pedal made in Japan with a perfectly functioning plug-in principle. Equipped with reflectors, the pedals weigh only 330g per pair of pedals.

We use push-in pedals to narrow the folding size of the Kwiggle decisively 2 cm. A push-in pedal can be easily removed with one hand. With the pedal removed, it is possible, for example, to get the Kwiggle under the seat in the ICE / IC or in a locker or in the small or medium locker of the train stations.

Once you carry or pull the Kwiggle in busy environments (such as a department store, subway station or train station), simply remove the right-hand pedal and attach it to a separate slot on the rack. So the Kwiggle is extremely slim and you always have the detached pedal on your Kwiggle.

 

The bearing quality
Whether for the drive system, the wheels or the headsets: We only use industrial bearings.

 

The trolley rollers
Trolley rollenThe trolley rollers are extra large, so that pulling the folded Kwiggle as a trolley is easy and pleasant.

 

 

 

 

 

The wheel guards
In the area of wheel guards, SKS stands for highest quality worldwide. The unique material is extremely stable and flexible at the same time.

 

The tire
With the Schwalbe Big Apple 12 inch with reflective stripes, we use a robust, abrasion-resistant tire with very good grip. We have covered more than thousand of kilometers with a pair of tires.