igus:bike goes RCYL
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An idea becomes reality - igus:bike becomes RCYL

While on holiday on the beach in Florida, the idea for a rust-free and easy-care plastic bicycle took roots in igus CEO Frank Blase's mind and he couldn't let go of it. A bicycle with the beautiful working title igus:bike rose up in his mind, but one piece of the puzzle was still missing to complete the project. It was found ten years later - with the Dutch start-up mtrl.

The go-ahead was given for the igus:bike project, it was tinkered with, tried out, discarded, rethought and developed ... three years passed before the first prototype of the urban bike was ready. Finally, the igus:bike was presented to the world at the Hannover Messe, and even German Chancellor Olaf Scholz marvelled at the plastic bicycle. Development was intensified, new prototypes were assembled, tested and improved.

Until the time finally arrived at the beginning of 2024 - a small batch of the first 100 igus:bikes went into production! The prototype status is gradually being abandoned and the focus is increasingly shifting towards high volume production. That's why the working title igus:bike is now being discarded and RCYL is seeing the light of day! Once high volume production has started and the bike goes on sale, there will only be the RCYL logo on the frame - and the igus:bike will be history.

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is more than just a plastic bike, it's a way of life! It is the motivation to change something. To break up existing thoughts and constructs and to rethink them. To be innovative, to be different.

RCYL combines sustainable action with modern mobility in the city. With bicycle components made from recycled plastic. For the environment. For a future worth living. For more fun when cycling.

RCYL - how is that pronounced now?

No matter, say it however you like. Everyone is different, or as we say in Cologne, every reveler is different. If you want to pronounce it like we do, just say [R(E)CYL].

Just think Differently. Think twice. RCYL your Ride. The bike is Important.

Are you convinced by our sustainable bike made from recycled plastic? Then simply pre-order it without commitment - you are under no obligation to buy the RCYL bike when it becomes available. By placing a non-binding pre-order, you will be included in the pool of people who will receive priority delivery when they place an order.

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