A father and his son, combining craftsmanship and knowledge, old materials and new fibers, give shape to a lightweight and durable bike made of carbon fiber and wood.
This bike comes from the idea of Daniele Quintaba, an Italian industrial design student, and his father, who is an expert wood craftsman.
Their project for the Carbon Wood Bike combines an ancient material – wood – with a contemporary one – carbon fiber. This combination allows them to give the bike a smart looking design and at the same to make it lightweight and strong.
The production is stricltly artisanal and small scaled, no complex machines are used, only the manual ability of the artisan gives birth to these bikes – which weights is around 9 kilograms – by using ash and mahogany bent layers in combination whit carbon fiber ones; as well as the handlebar and the saddle which are carved from a sandwich of that woods, the frame is very lightweight and strong.