JacobsGreen's Combination Bike Rack/Fork is Zaftig


Photo: JacobsGreen

According to the Urban Dictionary, Zaftig means "Deliciously plump, or carrying your extra weight very well." We assume that later definition is the inspiration for the name of this combination bicycle rack / front fork.

Need to hump more than 45 kg (100 lbs) around the streets? Then consider swapping out your existing front forks and installing the Zaftig rack. You'll need to also include a 20" (406mm) BMX front wheel, but that shouldn't be too difficult to lay your hands on.

According to the Zaftig's makers JacobsGreen, a few minutes with a 5mm allen key allows the newly installed $200 USD, 4130 steel fork/rack to be adjusted your own bike frame's geometry. The JacobsGreen website has a few issues, but that hasn't stopped a flurry of interest in the product. Such that they haven't had time to upload more product photos, specifications, and installation info just yet. Apparently the photos show a prototype that has since undergone further tweaking.

Via Moopz, via, Urban Velo, via ProllyIsNotProbably, via Superb Bicycle, who seemed to pick it up first.

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