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Audi Launches Stunning “Duo” Hardwood Bicycle Collection

Posted By Hazel Saunderson On April 1, 2011 @ 12:10 pm In Eco Travel,Environment,Green Transportation,Innovation | No Comments

Audi, Serrano, City, Bike, Hardwood, Launch, 2011, [1]

Although some of the world’s first bicycles were wooden, it seems that history is now repeating itself — Audi [2] just announced yesterday that it has teamed up with Renovo [3] to create an exclusive set of “Duo” handcrafted hardwood bicycles. The collection will blend the unique lightweight monocoque (hollow) frame that Renovo [4] is famous for with the luxury and performance for which Audi [2] is renowned. Renovo is the first and only bicycle manufacturer to develop wood as a material for lightweight bicycle frames, and they’ve included a number of component innovations as well – the parts include a belt drive, aluminum and carbon fiber components, disc brakes, and LED lights.

audi, road, bike, bicycle, launch, 2011 [5]

Many car manufacturers have dabbled in bikes [6] before, however, Audi is the first to recognize the benefits of a wooden bicycle that embodies the core principles of luxury and performance. Who knows — perhaps these super stylish bikes will encourage some Audi drivers to become Audi bikers.

With a price tag between $6,530 -$7,460, we are glad to hear that these bicycles are built to last — their design combines high-end craftsmanship with high-tech engineering to create a truly durable item. However, it is also good to know that once Duo bikes has lived a long and stylish life, they are also recyclable and biodegradable.

Audi’s new Duo range is available in three models – Road, Sport and City.

+ Audi America [2]

+ Renovo [4]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/audi-launches-stunning-duo-hardwood-bicycle-collection/audi_serrano-red-city/

[2] Audi: http://www.audi-collection.com/duo

[3] Renovo: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-wooden-bicycles-by-renovo/

[4] Renovo: http://www.renovobikes.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/audi-launches-stunning-duo-hardwood-bicycle-collection/audi_espresso-brown-road/

[6] dabbled in bikes: http://inhabitat.com/the-human-powered-mercedes-benz-trailblazer/

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