The Woody Scorcher combines form and function into a rideable work of art. It embodies simple, pure fun in the most unique way possible on two wheels. Enjoy the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that only an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle provides.
- Strong – Steam bent and Kevlar reinforced
- Durable – Protected with marine spar varnish
- Green – Individually made from sustainable American hardwoods
- Beautiful – Hand ash wood
- Local – Made in Denver, CO USA
Woody Scorcher Specs.
- Full ash wood frame
- Disc brakes
- Gates Carbon Drive belt system
- Sport geometry
- 29er wheels with fat tires
- Single speed
- Gullwing wood/Kevlar handlebars
- Weighs around 25lbs
- 135mm hub spacing
more details at www.connorcycles.com
For the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Connor Wood Bicycles will debut its latest model, the Carbon 29er Scorcher. Connor Wood Bicycles, from Denver Colorado, builds wood bicycles that beautifully combine form and function. This latest bike, designed and built specifically for the Gates Carbon Drive contest, features a lightweight ash wood frame, reinforced with Kevlar, with a clean minimalist design. A Gates belt drive will run the singe-speed drive train and disc brakes have been added for stopping.
Wood frames are perfect for integrating a Gates Carbon Drive. They require that dropouts are removable from the frame so that makes it easy to bring the belt inside the rear triangle. Connor has added a dropout system with sliding plates to facilitate chain tensioning and alignment of the disc brakes. On the drive side, it allows for front loading of the belt, and has an integrated tug system to tension it properly. Correspondingly on the brake side, the disc brake mount is kept at a fixed distance from the axle and is adjusted with a tug bolt.
The addition of these details to the new Connor Carbon 29er Scorcher make for a fantastic ride. The wood used in Connor’s frames already dampens vibrations and bumps making these bikes almost float down the road. Coupled with the silent operation of a Gates Carbon Drive, the ride experience is amazingly quiet and smooth, unlike almost anything else. Be sure to see this bike at NABHS at New Builder Table #2.
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This 29er Scorcher has a lightweight hollow frame, composite wood-kevlar construction and an unbeatable ride. Designed for urban riding in high style, the 29er wheels and large slicks work with the wood frame to smooth out the ride and deliver a riding experience like no other. Hand sculpted from sustainable American white ash and black walnut.
Wood composite strength demonstration video:
You have to ride with a smile when you’re on one of these wooden bikes. The Woody 29er Scorcher is unlike any other bicycle out there. It embodies simple, pure fun in the most unique way possible on two wheels. Enjoy the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that only an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle can provide. Ride it and you’ll understand why there’s a big grin a on your face.
- Hand sculpted ash wood frame for an unmistakable appearance and smooth ride.
- Steam bending and Kevlar reinforcement give it unparalleled strength.
- 29er wheels and a two speed gearhub make it roll quickly and smoothly.
- Structural hollowing and composite construction give it lightweight durability.
- Protected with durable marine spar varnish for years of beauty.
Connor wood bicycles, hand sculpted functional art from Denver Colorado, USA.
More details can be found on my Web site: www.connorcycles.com
The Woody 29er Scorcher in an early prototype form shown at the workbench.
This Woody 29er Scorcher is:
Unique – Individually made from sustainable American hardwoods
Strong - Steam bent and Kevlar reinforced for unparalleled strength
Beautiful – Hand-sculpted ash and walnut combine form and function
Fun - 29er wheels, fat tires and a two-speed gearhub make it roll quickly and smoothly
Durable - Protected with marine spar varnish for years of beauty