The bicycle company ReCycle is getting close to releasing its first full run of 100% recycled aluminum bikes. In addition to the appeal of a bike created out of 100% recycled aluminum, the bike features some nice improvements that really help to make it stand out. Some of the models will feature belts instead of chains, for example, and the grips and saddles will be made be made from cork. The company is currently looking to fund this first run via a Kickstarter campaign.
The one downside, though, is that the bikes are going to be a bit on the expensive side. The Moshi Moshi model is $2000, and the Mudmaste and mBula models will be somewhere around there also.
“The price tag may put some buyers off, but it’s not crazy for a high-end bike, much less one fashioned out of recycled aluminum,” Amanda Koozer of CNET notes. “If the company gets off the ground, it’s hoping to eventually implement a program through which customers can bring in used aluminum items and have them turned into a new bike. Better start saving up your Red Bull cans.”
The bike clearly has a bit in common with a recently viral cardboard bike, but it also has some clear differences. For example, the price tag for the cardboard bike is reportedly $5-12. What do you bike lovers think of this new ReCycle bike?
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For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. - Ecclesiastes 3:19