WOOD.b is an urban bike made in France by BSG Bikes, made entirely of wood. BSG was founded by Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, from the design studio Boltz & Saos based in Strasbourg, France.Wood.b was born from a shared passion for cycling and the everyday use of this mode of transportation by the two designers. The choice of the wood and the steel for the frame design was very important for BSG Bikes. So designers Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos from Strasbourg based BSG Bikes, decided to use high quality materials to create an exclusive bike in its design, but not in its use.
“A portion of the frame is constructed using ash plywood, forming the architectural structure to which are then added high quality Columbus brand steel (stays and fork) compatible with standard bicycle components. The design for WOOD.b is revealed by the concept of assembling steel elements around a wooden frame, which, of course, permits a complete customization of the bicycle. We chose wood and steel because they are recyclable materials. Especially ash plywood (a very common wood in Europe) allows a better solidity in regard to massive wood, while keeping a standard flexibility. The Crmo steel is well known for its capacity to weaken harshness of road or ground. Components used are standard bicycle components that meet European quality standards allowing for easy at-home repair or maintenance by your local bicycle shop. WOOD.b is planned, for the moment, in four different versions, however the principle of construction of the bikes stays the same in all four of them. The differences lie in the specific choice of speeds and brake systems. This permits a complete customization of the bike”, say Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos.
As a result, WOOD.b is a bike made on demand to guarantee a high quality product and also to answer every request of our customers in term of colors and accessories. So it might look like a work of art, but it’s meant to fully function as an urban, timeless bicycle. Which is absolutely solid, dynamic and comfortable.