jan gunneweg combines nature + city with wooden bough bikes
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oct 17, 2013
jan gunneweg combines nature + city with wooden bough bikes


jan gunneweg combines nature + city with wooden bough bikes
image © mona miri
all images courtesy of robbert zoon

 

 

 

offering a light and smooth ride, the wooden ‘bough bikes by jan gunneweg provide a direct connection with nature, even while cycling on urban streets. sustainably manufactured in the netherlands, the top country of cyclists in the world – 84 percent of all dutch citizens use a bicycle daily – the design is characterized by simplicity and functionality, helping to generate a super quick response on city streets.

 

‘I have a real passion for wood and want to bring people closer to nature’, says designer jan gunneweg.

 

 


the dutch-designed wooden bicycles offer a smooth ride on city streets
image © mona miri

 

 

‘bough bikes’ are constructed from oak wood sourced from environmentally friendly managed forests in france. they also feature stainless steel hardware components and extra durable schwalbe tires. in order to ensure a high level of safety is maintained, a 2-speed SRAM automatic shifter, a coaster break and a manual front break have been included. made to be extremely durable, they have passed the TÜV rheinland endurance test. the unique dutch design has recently arrived in new york city, featuring two models: an open and solid frame.

 

 


test driving the wooden bikes on new york city’s streets
image © mona miri

 

 

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the open frame model of the wooden bough bike

 

 

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the closed frame model of the wooden bough bike

 

 

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the bikes feature stainless steel hardware components, and extra durable schwalbe tires

 

 

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a 2-speed SRAM automatic shifter, a coaster break and a manual front break are included

 

 

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bough bikes are constructed from oak wood that is sourced from environmentally friendly managed forests in france 

 

 

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the design is characterized by simplicity and functionality and is made to be extremely durable

 

 

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examples of the wooden materials used to construct the dutch designed bough bikes

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