Alternative frame materials are becoming more popular these days, and wood has been a favorite of the experimental set.
French designers Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, from the design studio Boltz & Saos, based in Strasbourg, France, build the WOOD.b bike from laminated ash. The wooden main triangle is mated to a columbus steel rear triangle and fork.
Here is how they describe it (translated from French):
A part of the frame is realized in ash plywood and plays the role of the architectural structure on which can be added the high quality steel parts of the brand Columbus (bases and fork) which can welcome standard mechanical elements.
The design is justified by the concept of assembly between the steel and the wooden frame. This enables a complete customization of bikes.
The combination of wood and steel enables the bike WOOD.b to be solid, comfortable and dynamic!
The mechanical elements are standard elements resulting from the bike industry, they are quality elements and in the European standards. This allows maintenance and repair at every bicycle shop.
An international patent was filed on WOOD.b.
BSG it is the range of exclusive urban bikes that you will notice, and which will differentiate you!
The WOOD.b is only available by demand, and there’s no word on price. What do you think?