An urban bike made from recycled plastic

With RCYL, you can get around town quickly and sustainably. The bike, which is suitable for everyday use, does not rust, needs no oil and is virtually maintenance-free.


First small production run begins in early 2024. Initially available in exclusive cities.


Individual configuration: One bike, many possibilities

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First bike on the platform

The igus:bike platform

With the igus:bike platform, we make bicycle and component manufacturers the offer to advance modern mobility together with us. One of these suppliers, with whom we work closely, is the Dutch company mtrl. Within the scope of an investment by igus and beyond that in close partnership, we combine experience and forces to demonstrate the infinite possibilities of plastics in the bicycle industry and to realize new visions.

With Generation 4.0 of its bike, mtrl has now presented the first bike on the igus:bike platform that sets global standards.

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We are igus

As the world's largest supplier of products made of flexible and low-wear high-performance plastics, we develop the best solutions for every application for over 50 different industries - with the igus:bike platform also in the field of urban mobility.

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Plastics innovation since 1964

A lot has happened since we were founded in a garage in 1964: We have grown from a small family business into the world's largest supplier of products made from low-wear, high-performance plastics.

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Frequently asked questions

We expect the weight to be around 17 kg. Please keep in mind that the bike will be an urban bike. It will offer an alternative to urban mobility, it is in no way meant to replace mountain bikes or road bikes.

No- not yet. The first bike will not be sold as an e-bike. We are also working on an e-version. However, it is still uncertain when this will come on the market.

The igus:bike made of recycled plastics will cost 1,200 €.

The igus:bike is distributed by igus.

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Do you want to be part of something big?

We are looking for strong corporate partnerships to help us make our vision of producing sustainable, maintenance-free and durable bicycles from recyclable materials a reality. If you would like to enter into a collaboration with us or place a press inquiry, we look forward to hearing from you.

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