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Shock-Absorbant Wooden Bikes

This Resilient Bicycle Has a Spring Effect on Uneven City Roads

— October 12, 2015 — Eco
These wooden bikes designed by student Niko Schmutz not only look stunning but have features more functional than those of bicycles crafted from metal. The oak that the frame consists of is actually more resilient and harder to crack than metal. The natural properties of wood also mean that the bike is more flexible on bumpy city roads -- lending to a comfortable, spring-like ride.

With three concentric layers, the bike's frame resembles a tree trunk's rings. The oak is a beautiful light color with a lacquer that makes its smoothness pop. The rest of the bicycle is black with shiny and matted styles, topped off with leather-covered handles. These wooden bicycles are really works of art, appearing to be the modern carpenter's choice mode of transportation.
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