WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
 
WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
jun 10, 2013

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
‘WOOD.b alfine 11’ + ‘WOOD.b duomatic’
all images © BSG bikes with permission

 

 

created by french designers thierry boltz and claude saos of BSG bikes, the ‘WOOD.b’ is born is conceived as a high-quality urban bike, influenced by a passion for cycling. the conception incorporates the use of a unique frame system: it draws functional elements from traditional bike parts, but delivers a refined metal and layered wood veneer package. meeting european standards for safety and durability, the two-wheeled transporter provides an ease of mind with its easily maintainable configuration, making it repairable at any shop. set-up as a fixed gear, the ‘WOOD.b’ also incorporates wooden handle bars and splash guards for added style and presence.

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b duomatic

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b alfine 11 & WOOD.b duomatic

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b alfine 11 (detail)

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b alfine 11 (detail)

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b duomatic (detail)

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b duomatic (detail)

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b alfine 11 in white (detail)

 

 

WOOD.b wooden bicycles by BSG bikes
WOOD.b alfine in white 11

 

 

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  • I love this as a piece of art. Who cares if you can ride it in bad weather, it’s beautiful and creative. Congratulations. I wish I could buy the steel bits so I could build one too. Bill

    Bill
  • I agree, adds nothing to normal cycle design except deleting 3 simple tubes buts adds expensive castings to attach the plywood. Show us some video of you riding them over bumpy roads…..

    At least you look to have made them reasonable throng where most of the wooden bikes you see (wood makers seem to be obsessed with bicycles) are quite obviously not strong enough..noticeable by the lack of photos of them being ridden on real roads…

    My suggestion? Try designing something where wood works better than the current material

    Graham
  • There is definitely a market for this sort of thing. It’s whether or not the tight-jean hipsters could afford the bike. Love the look. Great work!

    Ben
  • I love the look and all but agree with michael downes whole heartedly. The other overlooked thing is that unless your wood coating can stop UV penetration the wood will start to deteriorate in a couple of years.

    james Martin
  • A wooden bicycle without any roots in reality. Certainly not a sensible use of materials but very nicely made. Wood is great on the smaller deatils like fenders, hand grips and handle bars. As a Dane who cycles everyday in all weather, this bike is not anything more than an interesting design study.

    Hanzilla
  • How much does the Alfine version weigh?

    meija
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