A new approach to the horrible wooden bike problem

Imagine you tire of the bicycle arms race — every year the frames get a bit lighter, a bit stronger. How to make a statement that you are a traditionalist? Well, you could just hang on to one of your old bikes, or you could follow the path of wooden-biked hipsters everywhere and spend $4000 for a Viks WOODaLIKE.

 

The capitalization of WOODaLIKE is a mystery to me too.

The capitalization of WOODaLIKE is a mystery to me too.

I mock, but there is a bit of genius here in that, unlike so many terrible hipster bikes, the WOODaLIKE isn’t actually made of wood. It’s made of steel painted to look like wood. So you get all the cred of a horrible wooden bike without actually having to ride one.

Viks says this bike is ideal for commuters. Could be true if you want to want to spend $4000 and commute on a fixed gear bike.

The photos always show men on this bike. No woman would be stupid enough to buy one.

The photos always show men on this bike. No woman would be stupid enough to buy one.

http://www.woodalike.com/the-viks-woodalike-i

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