Wheels of the future

Less is more with John Villareal's Futurist Bike but it still manages to be oh-so sleek.

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Strip away as many structural elements as possible and jazz up the leftovers… The result is a less-is-more, lighter and funkier bicycle.

Material and manufacturing advancements are allowing products like the Futurist Bike to become more minimal while still retaining its style. Designed by John Villarreal, the bike’s design has removed all the extra parts from the body and wheels for a more streamlined look. LED lights are found on the handlebars and at the rear for safety at night. The hubless wheels further add to the modern look. An integrated handlebar, and brakes also add to the sleek appearance.