Several bicycle companies use the term ‘module’ or ‘fuselage’ to describe their concept designs. Now a Slovakian company has upped the game several notches with an urban stealth singlespeed, inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk aircraft.
The €7,800/$8,800 B-9 NH Black Edition—designed and developed by BME Design—represents the evolution of the BME X-9 concept bike from 2012, and features a carbon fiber frame and fork, one piece carbon stem-handlebar, BME Design’s unique carbon S72 Saddle system, and CNC machined alloy cranks custom designed for the B-9 NH.
All bicycles are designed and built by Braňo Mereš, the founder of BME Design (formerly known as Brano Meres Engineering & Design). His frame building began in 2001, when Mereš started exploring the possibilities of carbon composites and using bamboo as a tubing material for the frames. He subsequently built the world’s first bamboo mountain bike.
The B-9 NH will be manufactured in a limited-edition batch of 100 complete bicycles. Lead time is three months.