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The BKR Ecoframe Bike Takes Advantage of Timber's Forgiving Properties

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: russomanno.it and yankodesign
Carbon fiber bikes are all the rage these days, but less processed materials like wood are certainly able to do the job. The BKR Ecoframe Bicycle might not be as lightweight or as strong as the crystalline chemical, but it would more than satisfy the needs of its rider.

First of all, many are sure to marvel at the grace and beauty of Pietro Russomanno's design. It's got an earthy aesthetic that does well to represent the planet-friendly values of plenty of cyclists. Plywood was used to cut and bend a fairly rigid frame for the conveyance, but the lumber's natural ability to change under compression and tension allows it to absorb shock.

The BKR Ecoframe Bicycle also comes with the clever features of a push-button seat adjuster and a sensor on the front wheel that can deliver trip information to your handlebar-mounted smartphone.