Tuesday 20 August 2013
BSG Bikes was founded by Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, from the design studio Boltz & Saos based in Strasbourg, France. Wood.b was born from a shared passion for cycling and the everyday use of this mode of transportation by the two designers.
WOOD.b is an urban bike made in France. The choice of the wood and the steel for the frame design was very important to the designers who used high quality materials to create an exclusive bike in its design, but not in its use.
A portion of the frame is constructed using ash plywood, forming the architectural structure to which are then added high quality Columbus brand steel - stays and fork - which are compatible with standard bicycle components.
The design for WOOD.b is revealed by the concept of assembling steel elements around a wooden frame. This permits a complete customisation of the bike. The use of ash plywood allows a better solidity in regard to massive wood, while keeping a certain flexibility. The ash is also a very common wood in Europe, what is an advantage in terms of production and environmental impact.
Crmo steel is well known for its capacity to weaken harshness of road or ground. The harmony of wood and steel allows the WOOD.b to be solid, comfortable and dynamic.
Standard bicycle components used in this design all meet European quality standards allowing for easy at-home repair or maintenance by your local bicycle shop.
WOOD.b is planned, for the moment, in four different versions; however, the principle of construction of the bikes stays the same in each case. The differences are in the choice of the group of speeds and braking, which permits a complete customisation of the bike.
WOOD.b is a bike made on demand to guarantee a high quality product and also to answer every customer request in terms of colours and accessories.
Each WOOD.b is unique; it is realised for you and with you.
Contact: BSG Bikes
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