It is a fine line between what you can do, and what you can, but shouldn’t. There are great examples in design where the envelope has been pushed so hard for performance gains, that a whole new form factor emerged and while it may not have made it into production, as a “One Off “for the purpose it was designed for, it was perfectly acceptable. The Lotus bike that Chris Boardman rode to Olympic glory is a good example (later banned because the performance gains were maybe just a little too good). Innovation and aesthetic can blend to be pleasing on the eye. I loved the massive fat elliptical downtubes of the Cervelo Soloist’s. The slightly arched top tubes and cobra headtubes of the Specialized Tarmac’s. Even the “Wiggle” in the Pinarello Dogma’s forks have grown on me. But the Phibra seems to have them all, literally. This bike is the ultimate Frankenstein.
Any other bike designs out there you find particularity disturbing?