It seems that wood bikes are the new thing that every designer wants to solve, and they all do it a little different. Woodster departs from the idea of craftsman putting a lot of hours into a piece of art, and takes a technological approach, CNC machining them into hollow structures to build a precise, consistently manufactured frame.
They say one of their reasons for using wood is that it is eco friendly, and they say buying a Woodster keeps 14kg of CO2 from the atmosphere, since wood is natural storage for CO2 pulled from the air by the living tree. We think it would actually reduce quite a bit more than that when you factor in the energy used to do heat treatment and welding on a steel frame.
Check out a few shots and a video of the swoopy cellulose rides after the jump…
With a pretty simple parts kit, the bike sells for $1,200, but is not available to the United States. Made in Slovenia, they say that since their country is covered more than half by woods, this is an easy resource to start with.