Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wood Peddler

This is one of those stunners that hits your design sense like a right cross. These wood bike frames are not only gorgeous and unique, they also provide superior performance. They are lightweight, durable, stiff, responsive and offer a smoother, quieter ride than metal frames. Wood also ages better than metal, becoming more beautiful with use and wear. These bikes are made by Renovo Hardwood Bikes of Portland, Oregon using sustainably sourced hickory, ash and other hardwoods and finished with low-VOC finishes. The natural beauty of these bikes make conventional metal frames seem inelegant and crass - like a Louisville Slugger vs. a souless metal baseball bat. Go with the soul. (Pandurban Commuter, laminated bamboo.)