Dai Wei (left) and Zhang Xiangdong present the Ofo Curve at the launch recently. (Photo/Courtesy of Ofo)
Chinese bike-sharing startup Ofo has launched a new bike called the Ofo Curve with their domestic strategic partner 700Bike. The new bike is the product of a collaborative effort and is designed with more functions to improve user experience.
According to a recent Ofo report, each Ofo Curve has been fitted with an advanced mechanic seat raiser that allows cyclists to adjust the height of the seat easily with one hand. Also, to make it easier for riders to find the best height for their legs, measurements are marked on the tube under the seat so that they can better adjust it to their height.
The Ofo Curve has also been fitted with solid tires that the company says offer the same quality cycling experience as pneumatic tires with the added advantage of not bursting or going flat.
Also, in response to user feedback, the company has fitted the new bikes with a basket. Each Ofo Curve basket is designed with fixed gravity concept so that the basket will not move when the bicycle is in motion. The bike is made of aluminum alloy, which makes it lighter compared to previous Ofo models. Other concepts, such as damping resistance, have also been improved.
Ofo's founder and CEO Dai Wei said that the Ofo Curve will also minimize operation and maintenance costs, which makes it a win-win deal for both Ofo and its users.
Zhang Xiangdong, the founder of 700Bike, added that both 700Bike and Ofo hope the new product design will help improve the biking experience of cyclists and strike a balance between user experience and product management.