Ukrainian team presents unique wooden bicycle
Expensive toys for adult boys. Ukrainian company produces unique wooden bikes that are rideable. The exclusive product was recently shown at the Bologna Design Week 2016.
WoodRover team, headed by businessman Valeriy Gorbatov, is one of the 8 Ukrainian participants of the event.
The idea of wooden bikes emerged two years ago. Gorbatov worked on the design, and then found an aircraft designer - to think up some engineering solutions. The whole development took four months.
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The first test-drive was organised at a real bike race. A Ukrainian sportsman tried it out during a marathon. Ukrainian minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin - took a wooden ride in Amsterdam before the referendum on the EU-Ukraine association.
Wooden bikes are quite rare. There are less than a dozen of companies producing them all over the world. In Ukraine wooden bikes are not sold because of their price - almost 3,000 Euros. Yet, they are gaining popularity abroad - the producers already have contracts in three European countries.