Bicycles come in all shapes and sizes. Some are for adults, some for children. For women and men. They can have a classic shape or they can have a quirky design. They can be foldable or not. It comes as no surprise that with all the options available to them, bicycle designers never fail to impress. The Arvak Bike comes with a stunning, minimalist design.
Designer Paul Guerin and wood craftsman Till Breitfuss put their skills together and founded Keim. Their company designs and manufactures bikes made of ash wood. These bikes are known for their unprecedented rigidity and lightness. In an attempt to create the “perfect bicycle”, the two came up with the Arvak Bike. This new invention has a beautiful minimalist design with clean lines and a generally simple, but elegant look.
At a first glance, the Arvak bike does not appear comfortable to ride in the slightest. However, it will certainly catch the attention of anyone else on the street and beckon them over to admire it. The bike was named after the Norse god of mythology that pulled the Sun on its way across the heavens. It weighs 7.5 kg and is made of 24 layers of white ash. The wood was laminated with a bio-based epoxy resin and the frame is completely hollow. Its wheels are Corina 2D aero, making them light and keeping the weight down.
The steering column simply blends into the frame, making the rider sit in a streamlined racing position. It has a single front break and an optional fixed or single gear set up. Everything from its design to the components keeps things minimal for the Arvak bike.
The bike will come in a limited edition of only 20 units. And, as expected, its price tag while leave a deep hole in your pockets. At 8.672 €, this bicycle is more of a piece of art and less of a vehicle.
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