Connor Wood Bicycles

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Connor Wood Bicycles brings you the Woody Scorcher, Woody Cruiser, Woody Mountain and e-Woody.  These sustainably built ash wood bicycles are individually hand sculpted in Denver, CO using steam bending and Kevlar lamination. As strong as they are beautiful, they are truly rolling works of functional art.

Connor Wood Bicycles, embody simple, pure fun in the most unique way possible on two wheels. Experience the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle provides.

  • strong– Steam bent, Kevlar reinforced and race tested
  • durable – Protected with marine spar varnish
  • green– Individually made from sustainable American hardwoods
  • beautiful– Hand-sculpted ash and walnut  woods
  • local– Made in Denver, CO USA

Connor Wood Bicycles, LLC was founded by Chris Connor in 2012 to build wood bicycles that beautifully combine form and function. Chris is a longtime Denver woodworker and cycling enthusiast, and building wood bicycles came as a stunning realization that he could bring the two together. After years of experience building classical guitars and designing and building modern furniture, Chris has a love and respect for the beauty, strength, and durability of wood. Connor Wood Bicycles uses a unique combination of sustainably harvested American White Ash, Black Walnut and Kevlar in curved composite laminations throughout its bikes.

Ash wood is a traditional tool wood, used for the handles of axes, hammers and other tools.  Even today with the availability of other materials, Ash wood is used in the best baseball bats. Ash has long been preferred because of its strength and natural ability to soften the impact on the user — whether it’s a batter connecting with a 100 MPH pitch or a craftsman hammering nails.

These are just the sort of qualities bicyclists look for in their rides. Chris Connor has created a series of “scorchers” or hotrod cruisers and mountain bikes which have clean lines with natural flowing curves and a beautiful grain that is unmistakably wood. The bikes are minimalist in appearance, typically having a simple leather saddle and grips, a single speed or two speed internal gear hub, coaster brakes, and 29er wheels.  They are protected with marine spar varnish – the same material used to seal wooden boats – so their beauty will endure for years to come. Chris also reinforces the handlebars and the frame’s rear triangle with aircraft epoxy and Kevlar to ensure unparalleled strength. The bikes’ greatness however comes from the wood and the rider’s experience. Like the Ash tools and bats, the bike dampens the bumps and vibrations of the road and offers a truly unique ride. As Chris creates them, they have just enough give to make for a delightfully fun and supple ride that almost feels like floating down the road.

These bikes are beautiful, fun and strong!

Woody Cruiser
This bike embodies simple, pure fun in the most unique way possible on two wheels.  It’s just wood, leather and rubber with coaster brakes, fat tires and a proper riding position. Enjoy the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that only an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle provides. This minimalist cruiser brings riding back to its basics.

1 Woody Cruiser

Woody Scorcher
The Woody Scorcher combines form and function into a rideable work of art.  Equipped with disc brakes, a belt-drive and an 8-speed internal gear hub it is perfect for commuting city streets or cruising on dirt roads.  Enjoy the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that only an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle provides. This hot rod city bike can take you just about anywhere.

2 Woody Scorcher

Woody Mountain
Yes, it’s wood. Yes you can ride it anywhere you want.  Don’t worry, this may be the the yes-man of bikes.  Race tested durability, lightweight and gorgeous, this 11-speed mountain bike can do what you ask it to. Its simple drivetrain gives the range to tackle any cross country riding, and the plush shock makes for an amazing ride.  Enjoy the unbelievably smooth ride and the distinct look that only an individually crafted, hand sculpted wood bicycle provides.

3 Woody Mountain

e Woody
It’s wood, it’s electric!  The e-Woody takes the great ride and simplicity of the Woody Scorcher and adds an electric hub. This smart system requires no throttle and knows when to provide power and when to regeneratively recharge while you’re riding.  Technically sophisticated but functionally simple, this bike gives 50miles of riding range and an elegant rack to take your things with you. Great for commuting, around town, or just for fun.  The e-Woody uses the new SRAM e-motion hub and battery pack and is coupled to the drivetrain with a Gates belt drive.  It has amazing power which is applied quietly and efficiently making for a great ride.

4 e-Woody

Axehandle CX
The freshest bicycle from the Connor workshop is the Axehandle CX.  This versatile drop-handled bike will have cross geometry, and is built for speed and beauty.

5 Axehandle CX

Louisville Slugger Bat Bike
Connor Wood Bicycles  is working with Louisville Slugger to produce a wood bike made from Slugger’s ash wood baseball bat billets.  Following NAHBS, the bike will be installed at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, in downtown Louisville and will be used as  an interactive display at the museum.  Visitors to the museum will be able to see the bike, spin the cranks and hear the familiar sound of a baseball card flapping in the spokes.

6 Louisville Slugger Bat Bike

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