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World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award
Posted By Mike Chino On September 7, 2010 @ 5:30 pm In Green Products,Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments
Here at Inhabitat we love bikes that boast the latest and greatest high-tech materials , but we’re equally impressed by more organic takes on two-wheeled transportation . Combining both of these approaches, Schwinn recently rolled out the Vestige, the world’s first bike built from biodegradable flax fibers. The sturdy flax-framed bike performs similarly to carbon fiber cycles, although the Vestige’s carbon footprint is much lower and it’s actually better at absorbing and dampening road vibrations. The bike also features a snazzy internal lighting system that is powered by a dynamo  in the front hub, making it a battery-free eco ride that lights up the night .
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/schwinn-vestige.jpg
 high-tech materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/10/transportation-tuesday-the-worlds-most-advanced-bicycle/
 organic takes on two-wheeled transportation: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/26/bambike-bamboo-bikes/
 dynamo: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/05/reader-tip-magtenlight-harvests-energy-from-your-bike-wheels/
 lights up the night: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/04/led-tire-lights-turn-any-bike-into-a-lightcycle/
 + Schwinn: http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/News
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