Wooden bicycle – a different driving feel
Wooden bike the better driving feel
If someone put a bandage on your eyes, and then you sit and ride a bike, you’d know that the bike is not made of steel, the aluminum or carbon fiber. But it is a bicycle made of wood, it certainly would not hit.
The first impression is that the wooden bike very comfortable, absorbing vibration, easy to operate.
Currently there are two models: “Imagine” – urban version of walnut wood, and “Perfect Day” – mountain bike variates completely made of birch plywood.
These bikes are made by the same principle, technology as a real wooden boats, from quality, a durable wood that is resistant to all weather conditions. To create a frame was used CAD computer technology to provide the necessary precision. Both bike frames are hollow and are made by connecting the left and right half. The design employs a combination of different types of wood. The construction is “monocoque”, which means that the ram is hollow and that the shell itself bears all the burden. The structure is reinforced with the use of glass fibers in combination with epoxy resins.With this approach, obtained are lightweight bicycles that are characterized by exceptional stiffness, but on the other hand are far more comfortable to drive. Finally, the entire structure is protected with several finishes which, besides UV protection is achieved and the desired level of gloss surfaces.
Ram model “Perfect Day” weighs 2,700 grams, while the ram model “Imagine” heavy 2,400 grams. Complete bikes with heavy equipment are around 10 kilograms.
“Perfect Day”, as well as MTB bike, nice moves on offroad terrain, while the model of “Imagine” as a city bike with thin tires and 28-inch point to easily get to the speed and agile.
The bike is somehow silent during drive and produces almost no additional sounds, say designers..