Italian designer Paolo De Giusti has recently designed the 36/28 Postale, an innovative bicycle with a sturdy frame, fat tires and an eight-geared internal rear hub. The frame is made by a 3D printer with a mix of ABS materials and PVC tubing.
Large rear wheels are common for bicycles used in velodromes. The 36/28 takes a similar setup and introduces it to every riding need. The focal point is the 36-inch rim which is the biggest available size on the market today. It is accompanied by a 28-inch front wheel that surprisingly doesn’t radically change the positioning of the rider.
The purpose of the design was to exhibit aggressive riding placements typically found in racing, while still maintaining correct ergonomic postures not distinct from a standard bike.
The frame is super symmetrical, this means that the left and right side are mirrored, and the top and bottom too. It has been designed to be easy to build, using only few components