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Tato CSSB Commuter Bike

July 21st, 2010 [print] Go to comments

Upstart Swiss bicycle maker, Tato, has revealed a new commuter bike with a cool solution for carrying your stuff.

Instead of using a messenger bag, backpack or pannier system, they’ve designed a frame with room inside the front triangle that’s large enough for a briefcase, laptop, or anything else that can fit the 15.75" x 12.5" x 3.75" slot.  The top tube is a split design–called Central Storage System for Bikes, or CSSB–allowing you to just slip your cargo into the frame and ride off.

The $1,500 bike comes with a Shimano Deore drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, and your choice of rigid or suspension fork.  Personally, I’d like to see more aggressive road bike geometry and a drop bar (or bullhorns), and rear axle dropouts that allow for a singlespeed set-up.  That aside, it’s a pretty interesting concept, and I wouldn’t be surprised if smaller builders mimicked the split top tube (it can’t possibly be patentable, can it?).

Tato Commuter Bike - http://tato.li/cssb/

Tato Commuter Bike - http://tato.li/cssb/

Link:  http://tato.li/cssb/

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