06 Sep '12, 1pm

Check out these bamboo #bicycles from #Berlin! Via @treehugger

Check out these bamboo #bicycles from #Berlin! Via @treehugger

What happens when an orthopedics technician, an aerospace engineer, an industrial designer, and, a former bicycle courier join their curiosity and obsessions? A bamboo bike is born in Berlin ! I spotted in on the streets of San Francisco last week where a rider from the Ozon Cyclery is currently working as a messenger and testing the bike at the same time. © Ozon Cyclery From their workshop in Berlin, Ozon has developped more and more durable and lightweight bicycles over the last 3 years, and ridden them over thousands of kilometers, from Berlin to Paris, to the Baltic Sea and Poland. © Ozon Cyclery Made from TigerBamboo and hand sculpted flax fiber composite joints, the bikes weigh around 1.75 kg, and, according to the designers, “have a ride quality similar to high end steel, but with better vibration absorption”. © Ozon Cyclery And they look funky! Prices for a customi...

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