The Brown Bike
Built for a customer who commutes by bike daily, the Brown Bike features hub dynamo lighting and mudguards. The natural curve forks and lighter seat stays together with the 38mm tyres give an outstandingly comfortable ride. The frame is finished inside and out in a Natural Oil Mahogany Woodstain from Osmo . The 1-10 Shimano XT- gearing with XT 10 spd, 11 – 36 cassette, AbsoluteBlack oval narrow-wide 36T chainring on SLX Hollowtech crank gives the perfect range of ratios with single lever operation from a Zee lever, modified for 32mm bars. Modified Tectro crosstop levers control Avid BB7 cable operated calipers on Avid G2 Cleansweep 180mm disks.
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The Bug Bike – Art you can ride!
The Bug Bike was inspired by a set of poles with a naturally highly textured underbark structure which was revealed intact by our unique de-barking process. Tracks visible on the surface of the poles were made by a beetle larvae which lived under the bark. This inspired the graphics, designed and applied via pyrography by Emma Coates of Rain drops in Reverie.
The stiffness oriented frame offers sure footed handling on and off road, with great accelleration.
The 1-10 Shimano XT- gearing with XT 10 spd, 11 – 36 cassette, AbsoluteBlack oval narrow-wide chainring 36T on SLX Hollowtech crank gives the perfect range of ratios with single lever operation from a Zee lever modified for 32mm bars. Modified Tectro crosstop levers control Avid BB7 cable operated calipers on Avid G2 Cleansweep 180mm disks.
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The BEAMZ Betula
This bicycle was built as a prototype product and to demonstrate the virtue of BEAMZ material and structures by putting the material head to head with the best structural materials available. Experienced cyclists have confirmed that it has handling characteristics comparable to high performance bicycles of conventional materials and construction with the soft ride which wood confers.
Frame and forks
The frame and forks including the 1.5″ steerer are made from birch, while the handlebars are willow. The joints are reinforced with hemp fibre and a bio-derived resin. At 11kg the bike is light and a thoroughly practical means of transport.
Mechanically it has 1-10 deraillure gearing giving single lever control over an ideal range for the hybrid design. The Shimano Saint mech has a short cage for a crisp change. A Raceface narrow-wide chain-ring takes care of chain retention.
Avid BB7 disk brakes handle the retardation.