Flax Fiber

Here at Inhabitat we love bikes that boast the latest and greatest high-tech materials, but we’re equally impressed by more organic takes on two-wheeled transportation. Combining both of these approaches, Schwinn recently rolled out the Vestige, the world’s first bike built from biodegradable flax fibers. The sturdy flax-framed bike performs similarly to carbon fiber cycles, although the Vestige’s carbon footprint is much lower and it’s actually better at absorbing and dampening road vibrations. The bike also features a snazzy internal lighting system that is powered by a dynamo in the front hub, making it a battery-free eco ride that lights up the night.

Link: World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

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