A wooden bicycle is no longer a novel idea, but if the wood used to a scotch whiskey barrel, you might stop and check it out.
The brainchild of Glenmorangie and Renovo, Glenmorangie Original is the first bicycle with a frame 100% made from a whiskey cask.
Each bike requires at least 15 staves, which are processed to ensure smoothness and aesthetics. It is then polished with luster to add to its grandeur.
With its looks, you may think it is merely for display, but no. It is actually designed for cruising. Renovo is founded by the cyclist Ken Wheeler, who has a background in aeroplane engineering. Hence, when he designed the Glenmorangie Original Bicycle, he made sure it meets the cyclists’ standards.
The result—a unique bicycle that’s also lighter and performs better. Wood absorbs vibrations better than carbon fiber thus you get a smoother ride. Plus, with the addition of Shimano shifting and hydraulic braking systems, 28-Spoke velocity wheels, and a Stelle Italia saddle, you’re guaranteed the ride of a lifetime.
We hope you’re not the enjoy-drinking-whiskey-while-cycling kinda guy though.