Unusual ideas and interesting innovations
Bekes wooden bikes: Attila Bekes builds custom, handcrafted wooden bikes as a sideline to his high-end carpentry business in New Jersey. His bikes are gorgeous, expensive
(this one would be over $20,000) and rideable. If you’re rich and don’t mind waiting
months for your bike to be finished, Attila is the guy to call.
Future shock: Is this what we will all be
riding in 10 years? We kinda hope not.
This inventor—or is he an artist?—was
spied at the Sea Otter Classic, the spring-break event for mountain bikers.
The name says it all: The guys
behind Black Sheep Bikes do not
make your average, everyday mountain bikes. Check out the titanium
fat bikes on the left and the 36-inch-
wheeled ZAMer on the right. If you
want to buy a ZAMer,
it’s $3900 for a frame,
with a wait time
of 13 months.