As a general cycling fan, what better way to celebrate the end of the final stage of the Tour de France (congrats to both Mark Cavendish and Cadel Evans) than with the discovery of a truly beautiful bike. The Schwinn Vestige.
Not only does it offer high aesthetic value, but it took Eurobike‘s gold award for innovation with the use of semi-translucent flax fibre in its construction. The fibres are then coated in a water protective paint, keeping it lightweight and incredibly eco-friendly. When constructed this way flax offers similar performance qualities to carbon fibre bike frames, but in addition to an improved carbon footprint in the manufacturing process, it actually offers improvements in vibration dampening to improve the ride quality.
Feature components such as mud guards and handlebar trims are appropriately finished in natural bamboo to stunning effect.
Utilising the naturally clear finish of flax, Schwinn have included an internal lighting system powered by the front wheel hub, offering a glowing illumination to the bike’s frame. This leaves the contours unspoiled by additional lights, and your safety uncomprimised.