Audi Getting Into the Bicycle Business
Who would have thought Audi would be getting into the business of making bicycles? Recently, they teamed up with the only all-hardwood bike manufacturer in the world – Renovo Hardwood Bicycles – to make a line of six bikes with the Audi brand.
It makes sense, really though. The bikes are some of the best in the world, and mirror Audi’s values. The bikes are all strong, lightweight, and built on a monocoque hardwood frame. They also ride smooth as a cloud due to the wood’s ability to absorb shock better than metal.
The bikes have a high-end drivetrain made from aluminum and carbon fiber components, as well as disk brakes and LED lighting. They have three primary models available, each for a different purpose:
A fitness, long-distance all-weather commuter, perfect for cyclists seeking long-distance comfort and safety. The Sport drivetrain features the smooth, quiet and grease-free Gates CenterTrack belt drive coupled to the Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal gear hub, for effortless and maintenance-free shifting. Other features include drop bars for long distances; minimum fenders; medium width and puncture-resistant 28mm tires for less rolling resistance.
A performance road bike, good for club and century rides. Features include narrow tires; no fenders; minimal accessories; and SRAM Red, compact 20-speed gear train.
And in terms of pricing, you could buy a used car for the same price:
duo City: $6,530
duo Sport: $7,350
duo Road: $7,460
Check out the gallery below, which shows all versions of the bike: