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Alta One bike by Frost Produkt, Norway Says and Bleed

Industrial designers Frost Produkt, furniture designers Norway Says and graphic designers Bleed, all from Norway, collaborated to design the single-speed Alta One bike for city cycling.


Originally intended as a limited edition of 50 bicycles in 2004, the design is now in production and comes in six colours and three sizes.


Photos by Gaute Gjøl Dahle.


The following text is from Frost Produkt:


The Alta Bike was designed as a collaboration project between the Norwegian designers Bleed (Graphic Design), Norway Says (Furniture Design) and Frost Produkt (Industrial Design) in 2004. It was initially meant to be a project with a limited production of 50 bikes but Alta soon got so popular that it became the first serial production single speed bike on the marked. The initial idea behind the Alta Bike was to make a light, timeless, fast and durable bicycle that was designed for city use, in contrast to the mountain bikes mostly used in the cities at the time. The handlebar, The Alta Bike’s signature feature, is designed to give you the power needed to deal with hills and obstacles and the construction of the aluminium frame enhances the drive train efficiency.


The Alta Bike has over the years it has been in production stayed true to its original concept with only a few altered parts and some new colours. The Alta Bike has been bought by the Norwegian National Museum as a part of their permanent collection.


The Alta One bike is available in: Traffic Yellow, Bone White, Jet Black, St Peter Blue, Navy Gray, Apple Green and the sizes Small (50cm), Medium (54cm) and Large (58cm).

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