September 15, 2012
The bike you’re about to see was an idea originally started and
created in 2008 by a German guy named Gunter Mai who logged over 20,000km on the machine for a couple years and it weighed at around 3.2kg.
Early in 2011 he parted out the bike and sold each piece
individually around the world. Some of the key parts were bought by
some guy in Colorado who commissioned Jason Woznick of Fairwheel
Bikes in Tuscon, Arizona to create even lighter parts to finish a
new build of it.
Every part on the bike is completely custom made and cannot be
bought unless you wanted it made specially for you. Even if you did
want it made for you, you would have to contact manufacturers who
already make the lightest parts and then ask them to make a custom
piece for you that is even lighter. Woznick guessed that if you tried
to recreate the effort put into this bicycle, it would cost you at
As a result, this new machine weighs in at 2.7kg or just about 6.0lbs.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to hold such a large item that
weighs two pounds lighter than a gallon of milk, but it must feel like
nothing! Even the carbon fiber used in the wheels isn’t readily
available (even if you have the cash for it) as it’s a special grade
that was gotten from some Formula One guys.
As a result of some of the custom work, this has allowed
manufacturers to push their limits. Both of the prototype Dash
hubs will actually be going into mass production this year, for
example. Anyway, enjoy the pictures as there isn’t quite a bike as
exotic as this in all its minimal glory.
Credit for photos and info: Nick Salazar from TriRig.com
Wow makes you wonder when the public will be able to buy bike off the shop floor this light.
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