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Pop Up Basket by MIO

by Bike Shop Girl

Pop-Up Bicycle BasketPop-Up Bicycle Basket
MSRP : $75.00
Details : Available for front or rear, in 3 colors

A basket system that pops up out of a sheet of recyclable & recycled steel.

From MIO

Description
The Pop-Up Bicycle Basket is designed to fit most bicycles, ship flat and be installed in either the front or rear of any bicycle. The baskets unique design and sturdy construction are fit for urban cycling and carrying purses, backpacks or shopping bags.

Philosophy
The design goal of the Pop-Up Bicycle Basket is to encourage urban cycling through beauty and function. Alternative modes of transportation deserve the same attention to design and utility given to their less environmentally friendly counterparts.

Fine Details

Made in the USA with design and eliminating waste in mind.  I can say I’ve never seen something like this for a bicycle and it is very exciting for creative people to continue to push the bike industry.

MIO Online

 
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  2. Janice in GA says:

    Interesting. It doesn’t look very sturdy, though, and lots of room on the sides where things can escape.

  3. plauale says:

    Creative design concept, but hello sharp edges! Most fast manufacturing techniques that can produce these parts will leave bag-cutting or grocery-ripping edges. Perhaps they plan to sell these with a complimentary metal file.

  4. Kfo says:

    You have got to be kidding me. $75? For a material, steel, that is about $.11/pound? Laser or water jet cut and powder coated! OMG, this “basket” cost them about $3 to make. I’ll be amazed if they sell any of these.

  5. Kevin Love says:

    What’s the point? This basket seems to me to be useless for three reasons:

    1. Insanely overpriced. It reminds me of my father’s saying about those people who have “more money than brains.”

    2. Useless as a basket. The gaping holes along the sides would fail to keep in many items that I would carry in it.

    3. I cannot think of any reason why anyone would want to collapse their front basket. This feature is certainly useless to me.

    Looks like gagetry and gimmickry with no real use.

  6. Paul in Minneapolis says:

    I’ve been using Wald rear folding basket for years. I love baskets that fold up and are big enough to carry a full size gorcery bag.

    People have said my basket look heavy, have holes that are too big, don’t hold enough, can’t carry enough weight and on and on.. But I love mine. I do carry a plastic bag from any store to put small stuff in, then tie in and to the basket…

    I love the idea of having grocery bags with in arm reach, for getting a bite to eat while bringing the groceries home…

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