The year 2007 was when Saab presented a bicycle. Not just any, but a perfectly thought-out one, developed in cooperation with the Danish manufacturer Biomega. Back then Saab was already a little bit ahead of the times. Because people in Trollhättan thought of inner cities worth living in and how the Saab driver could best get around there. A Saab for the long haul was agreed. And in the luggage compartment a practical bike for sustainable, urban mobility. Optimized to find a place even in the narrow convertible trunk.
Even back then Biomega was already thinking about the inner cities of tomorrow and the image of a bicycle as a means of transportation. They started to design bikes in a modern and highly functional way. They should be light, with high-quality materials. The Saab bike was made with a mix of aluminum and stainless steel components. 8 gears and a belt drive made of carbon instead of a chain. The cable pulls were integrated into the main frame wherever possible, and two disc brakes caused a delay.
The Saab bike still exists!
The bike was a successful lightweight and weighed just over 10 kg, which made it very easy to use. As a special highlight, it could be folded and stowed in the trunk of a Saab Cabriolet without any problems. The Danes did without the lower frame tube, replaced it with a wire rope that could also be used as an anti-theft device. Some things are awesome - and very simple.
The Saab bike was sold through the Expression Shop, which no longer exists today. Now, 13 years later, the bicycles are wanted. They are used quite expensive, especially if they are in good condition. Not just out of Saab nostalgia, but also because they are practical, beautiful design classics.
The last chance for a design object
Its basic design has been preserved because it is simply timeless and because well-made things have a long life. Little has changed in its configuration since 2007. It still has 8 gears, a carbon belt drive and the shift cables in the frame. The lower frame tube is still absent, it hasn't got any heavier, 10,8 kg are on the scales. Only one characteristic has changed over the years. The bike is no longer foldable, the frame is now rigid. Which is only a disadvantage if you want to sink it into the trunk of your convertible.
The manufacturer Biomega is currently offering the former Saab bike at a significantly reduced price. The company is moving, the warehouse should therefore be reduced. A few days ago, 30 were still in stock, 15 on Friday. For our readers, Biomega has 10 bicycles Reserved until midnight on January 22nd. The last chance for a classic at a low price. When ordering, the comment “Saabblog” must be given under comments. In contrast to the original, it is only available in white. An option for fans of high-quality design or Saab nostalgics who could simply stick the branding on the frame. Regardless, it's interesting anyway. Because sustainable mobility in an urban environment is even higher on the list in 24 than in 00.