Go boldly into the bike/tech frontier at Oregon Manifest unveiling tonight

The culmination of an eight-month collaboration between Ti Cycles and Portland design firm Industry will be unveiled tonight as part of the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project competition. (Photos: Industry) Portlanders will have an opportunity to dwell on the frontier of bicycle design and technology tonight at the Reveal Party for the Oregon Manifest Bike … Read more

Manufacturing commitment raises stakes for 2014 ‘Oregon Manifest’ competition

Launch party was at Ace Hotel Cleaners last night.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) The details of the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project were announced in downtown Portland last night. Among a crowd of professional product designers, bicycle builders and bike industry tastemakers, event director Shannon Holt introduced five teams that will compete to create the … Read more

The ‘best e-bike ever’ soon available to the masses

The Faraday, shown here at the Oregon Manifest field test in Portland last September, will soon be available as a production bike.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Back in September, when the entries in the 2011 Oregon Manifest Design Challenge competition were revealed, one bike in particular caught my eye. It was the “Faraday” electric-assist bike built … Read more

Tony Pereira takes top prize at Oregon Manifest competition – UPDATED

The Cielo by Chris King entry and the Tsunehiro/Silas Beebe entry (R) roll on Skyline Blvd during the 50-mile Field Test. The bikes took 3rd and 2nd places respectively.(Photos © J. Maus) Tony Pereira of Portland-based Pereira Cycles took home top honors for the 2011 Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge. The event, which was a … Read more

Best e-bike ever? The IDEO/Rock Lobster Oregon Manifest entry

What happens when you combine one of the most esteemed product design and “innovation consultant” firms in the world, a highly respected custom bike builder, and the latest battery technology and then tell them to build the ultimate utility bike? Introducing the Faraday, the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge Entry from the San Francisco-based IDEO … Read more

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Oregon Manifest entries revealed: Wow

Bike builders and design pros from around the country unveiled their entries for the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge this morning in Northwest Portland.– Photo Gallery – (Photos © J. Maus) The entries into the 2011 Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge have been revealed and urban utility bike design will never be the same. Right … Read more

Oregon Manifest: Insights and teasers from local constructors

Jonathan Reed of Quixote Cycles is confident in his entry and can’t wait to see what others have created.(Photo © J. Maus) If you’re not excited about the Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge yet, I have no other choice than to seriously question your love of bicycles. Some of the most accomplished bicycle minds in … Read more