Or more to the point, I want wood. Bike that is. Renovo Hardwood Bikes have to be the coolest looking bikes on the market, reason being, they're made completely of wood. They look like a traveling work of art, but are meant for riding.
If you plan on buying one and hanging it up on the wall as a piece of art, don't bother. Owner of Renovo, Ken Wheeler told me that these babies are great looking and tough, as tough as carbon fiber.
You see back in the day all bikes were made of wood. Then other materials became popular for bike frames and the idea of the wooden bike stopped being developed. Cut to XYZ? years later and Renovo has advanced the technology to be competitive with high end carbon, aluminum and steel bikes.
So if you are looking to get a little wood or give a little wood this holiday season, check out Revovo Hardwood Bicycles. Here are a few more fun facts about Renovo Hardwood Bikes.
- Lightweight; a frame weighs from 3.5 to 4.5 pounds--bikes, 16.5 to 20 pounds.
- A magically smooth ride thanks to wood's unique ability to absorb shock and vibration--you feel the difference immediately.
- Stiffness to order: from carbon-stiff hickory and others, to the supple smoothness of laminated bamboo; you can tailor the stiffness and ride to what you want, not just what comes off a production line.
- The hardwood frame is remarkably tough. It easily withstands impacts that ruin butted metal or carbon frames.
- The fatigue life of wood rivals carbon and is substantially longer than aluminum or steel. The Renovo is an heirloom quality frame.
- The Renovo frame is environmentally friendly, with sustainable woods, bamboo and low VOC waterborne sealers and finishes.