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World’s Lightest Bike Weighs Just Six Pounds!

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On September 27, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Green Transportation | 4 Comments

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Think your bicycle [2] is lightweight? It’s probably a clunker compared to this $45,000 racing bike designed by Fairwheel Bikes in Tuscon, Arizona. The speedy bike [3] weighs just 6 pounds–considerably less than the 15 pound bikes used by professional racers.

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Fairwheel’s bike, which was shown over the weekend at the Interbike Show, features front and rear brakes, a 10-speed rear gear, a two-gear chainset, and AX Lightness carbon fiber rims with titanium spokes.

The bike [5] isn’t for sale — yet — but Fairwheel has already logged 20,000 miles on the six-pounder. If Fairwheel could figure out how to lower the price, however, it could drum up considerable interest from even casual cyclists [6].

Via DVICE [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/27/carbon-fiber-bike-weighs-just-six-pounds/6lbbike1-1-thumb-550xauto-48359/

[2] bicycle: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/07/worlds-first-flax-fiber-bicycle-wins-eurobike-gold-award/

[3] bike: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/09/this-bendable-bike-can-tie-itself-to-any-post/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/27/carbon-fiber-bike-weighs-just-six-pounds/6lbbike8/

[5] bike: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/19/bike-shop-attracts-buyers-with-120-bikes-mounted-to-the-facade/

[6] cyclists: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/27/philadelphia-parking-lot-transformed-into-cycling-oasis/

[7] DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2010/09/worlds-lightest.php

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