10 Best Bike Innovations From Oregon Manifest 2011 (Slideshow)

Fuseproject Bike Full Length photo

Photo: Fuseproject.

The most innovative ideas in craft bicycle design recently made their debut at bi-annual design-build competition Oregon Manifest 2011, held September 23-24 in Portland, Oregon.

For this competition, participants -- 35 independent builders and five student teams -- were challenged to design the "ultimate" utility bike. All of the bikes held their own in the competitive 51-mile race that culminates the design competition. Since the bikes are prototypes, no word yet on a possible release date or price.

Here's a sampling from the 31 entries.

10 Best Bike Innovations From Oregon Manifest 2011 slideshow
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