jan rediscovers natural materials with a wooden bike frame

jan rediscovers natural materials with a wooden bike frame
all images courtesy of jan

tailor-made bicycle manufacturers are slowly rediscovering and returning to the aesthetic and technical values ​​innate in natural materials. wooden, for Czech companies Jan, turned out to be perfect for their new bicycle frame. excellent in terms of flexibility and durability, the element is well suited for high dynamic use. it is also durable and absorbs vibrations, a particularly important feature for a comfortable driving experience.

metal components – seat and steering tubes, bottom bracket, rear dropout – complete the wooden frame

the frame is handmade with no junctions or interruptions. on 40 diapers improve overall durability and improve performance. the lower part – down tube, bottom bracket, chainstays – are thick to make the bike firm and strong. While the upper sections – seat remain, upper tube – are thinner, providing more rebound and counteracting forces on the frame. in its entirety, the frame weighs approx. 3 kilos. (without components)

video courtesy of Jan

by making the frame with wood, it obtains unique qualities which are difficult or impossible to imitate using metal or pipes. Jan’s goal for the project was to avoid creating another mass-produced product. the wooden bicycle is intended to create and transcend both technological and archetypal limits, introducing updated thoughts and possibilities of the future.

wooden bicycle frame jan
the avocado shaped wooden frame is made of layered maple and dural

jan rediscovers natural materials with a wooden bike frame
detail of the bottom bracket

wooden bicycle frame jan
side view

jan rediscovers natural materials with a wooden bike frame
rear detail, with components

jan rediscovers natural materials with a wooden bike frame
top view

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