Connect
To Top

Audi Brings Innovation To Two Wheels With Duo Hardwood Bicycles

AN EMBODIMENT OF AUDI’S CORE PRINCIPLES OF CRAFTSMANSHIP, STYLING AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Audi teamed up with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles to create the exclusive duo bicycle. The duo features a monocoque hardwood frame and mirrors elements of Audi cars. Available in three models to suit any cyclist – City, Sport and Road. Audi teamed up with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, the only all-hardwood bike manufacturer in the world, to create the duo – an Audi-inspired bicycle collection that embodies the best of both worlds: luxury and performance. An evolution of the ongoing Audi commitment to progressive ideas, the duo serves as both a work of art and a mode of transportation that blends beauty and craftsmanship with performance and technology.

WEB-750x500_AUDI-HARDWOOD-BICYCLE-2

The duo bicycle from Audi, which was introduced a few years ago, features a monocoque frame made of hardwood. Wood offers the smoothest ride of any bike frame material thanks to its superior ability to absorb shock and vibration. Since the weight per cubic inch of wood is about one-fourth the weight of aluminum, the duo is lighter than most bicycle frames, while offering equal or superior stiffness, durability, and toughness. Unlike other mainstream frame materials, and reflecting the Audi commitment to sustainability, the duo is also recyclable and biodegradable. Audi is the first automaker to recognize the benefits of, and offer a bicycle made from, wood.

WEB-750x500_AUDI-HARDWOOD-BICYCLE-3

Audi is also the first automaker to offer a bicycle, not as a design exercise or a mere rebadging of a commonplace bicycle. Instead, Audi launched the duo as an embodiment of its core principles of progressive innovation that also blends craftsmanship and styling with performance and technology.

The duo features innovative drive train components such as a belt drive, aluminum and carbon fiber components, disk brakes and LED lighting, as well as woods selected to match the look of Audi vehicle interiors. Hand-made one by one at Renovo’s Portland, Ore., studio, the Audi duo is lightweight, strong, durable and smooth, and available in three models to suit any cyclist – City, Sport and Road. The duo’s all-inclusive price is $7,350, which includes shipping.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AUDI BIKE AT: AUDI-COLLECTION.COM/DUO

https://19thholemag.com | IMAGES COURTESY OF AUDI OF AMERICA

More in LifeStyle

  • From Supercars to Eyewear

    McLaren Automotive presents the McLaren Vision Collection, elite eyewear specially designed for driving, playing golf, skiing, sailing, or city life.

    IanOctober 29, 2019
  • Future of Luxury Mobility

    The electric Bentley EXP 100 GT celebrates 100 years of the brand with a look at the Grand Tourer of 2035.

    Steve GensolinOctober 17, 2019
  • Glenlivet’s Newest Whisky

    The original single malt Scotch whisky maker continues to set new standards with the release of The Glenlivet 14 Year Old.

    IanSeptember 26, 2019
  • Bentley Journeys into Scent

    Bentley Beyond, a collection of three exclusive fragrances from Bentley Motors for evocative and sensuous journeys.

    IanSeptember 25, 2019
  • Porsche’s First All-Electric Car

    The world premiere of the Porsche Taycan signals the luxury automakers start of a new electromobility era.

    IanSeptember 19, 2019
  • The Classic Fusion Ferrari GT Watch

    Hublot and Ferrari pay homage to the "Grand Touring" cars, with the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT Watch.

    IanJuly 24, 2019

Founded in 2007, 19TH HOLE MAGAZINE is an award winning luxury magazine and lifestyle brand – focusing on the savvy people, places, fashion and global trends on and off the course. The publication appeals to a sophisticated new global generation of players, affluent and trendsetting men and women who see golf as an important part of their modern lifestyle. The vision chronicles the glamour, essence, and après-golf lifestyle for today’s modern golfer.

COPYRIGHT © 2018 THE 19TH HOLE MAGAZINE | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED