Powers' Custom R4 by Renovo Bicycles

Created: July 2013
Size: 54 cm
Renovo created wooden bicycles based on the principles of how wood was used in the aerospace field before WWII. It is as stiff as carbon fiber, but dampens vibrations more effectively. The company has since been sold and is under new manufacturing and ownership.

Front triangle: tiger (curly) maple, bubinga with a wenge stripe
Rear triangle: padauk and ash
Head tube: ash burl
Components: Shimano Ultegra 6800 with a Whisky 7 fork
Handmade in Portland, OR. 2013