antoine fritsch: t2o bamboo electrical bike
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sep 30, 2011
antoine fritsch: t2o bamboo electrical bike

‘t2o’ bamboo bike (prototype) by fritsch-associes
image © fritsch-associes

the ‘t20′ bamboo bike is a prototype by french designer antoine fritsch as part of an ongoing
research project to investigate themes exploring changing behaviors related to sustainable development.
although the body is made out of bamboo, other elements include cork, steel, aluminum and rubber.
surprisingly, the small motor, which is hidden under the footrest, can reach a cruising speed of
35 km/hr (21.7 mph) for a range of about 40 km/hr (24.8 mph). the acceleration works similar to
a scooter, employing manual power from the user to push the bike forward until it gets going,
while a hybrid cork structure acts as a fusion between a seat and backrest for a comfortable ride.

scale of bike in relation to users
image © fritsch-associes

detail of bamboo frame
image © fritsch-associes

detail of footrest with hidden motor underneath
image © fritsch-associes

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