Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 21st, 2017 at 10:26 am
Perhaps most impressive is that company founder Ken Wheeler has managed to carve out a solid niche in quality, high-performance bicycles made out of wood. Renovo fits right in a city like Portland where we’re proud of our legacy of wood, bicycles, and making things.
Renovo’s latest is the John Day “adventure bike.” Check out the official press release and more photos below…
Renovo Hardwood Bicycles introduces the John Day, an elegant and simple adventure bike that moves seamlessly from paved to gravel and mixed terrain roads. The John Day’s hollow lightweight frame is engineered to deliver exceptional vibration damping, offering a remarkably smooth ride for comfort on any road.
John Day features include “longbow” seat stays, wide/flat down tube, curved top tube and hollow chainstays which augment the Total Ride Quality of wood, making this a great bike- no matter which terrain you choose. The geometry features a long wheelbase, generous BB drop and a tall headtube to let you enjoy the scenery without veering off into it…until you want to.
John Day Features:
— Hollow Frame Construction: Black Walnut, Spruce
— Cable/wiring routing: Internal, Di2 ready
— Brakes: Disc
— Drive train compatibility: Road
— Fenders and Rack Mounts
— Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
— Headset/Steer tube: 1.125″ – 1.5″ Tapered
— Tire Clearance; 40mm
— MSRP: Frameset: $4,250 Full build: $6,150+
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