BikeBiz points us to the Dutchess, a new concept bike designed by Wytze van Mansum, a design student at the Delft University of Technology. According to a company statement, the bike was “designed for women keen to express their style amongst the fast paced and ever changing urban vibe.”
The Dutchess is only a rideable prototype at this point. As has been the case with previous concept bikes though, elements of the design may make their way into future Cannondale urban bicycles.
See more pictures of the bike in Carlton Reid’s Dutchess gallery on Flickr.
Update 11/17: Watch this video, made by Eelke Dekker, which shows the Dutchess concept bike in action. I have more information, straight from Wytze, about this bike’s features and the ideas behind the design, so look for that in a separate post soon.