Psst… wanna see the World’s Lightest Bike? To enthusiasts who appreciate weight conservation over classic construction, the invitation is akin to a saucy seduction. To those who prefer traditional tubing as reassuringly reliable, the fact that numerous pilots have accrued between 12,000 and 15,000 miles on this featherweight carbon fiber is a testament to the resilient nature of this material.
The original father of the World’s Lightest Bike is Günter Mai, who’s a bit of a visionary when it comes to the concern of weight and bicycles. Since then the bike was dismantled but the current owner and Portland’s Het Fairwheel Podium have rebuilt the bike to weigh in at an incredible 2.7kg. Discover the full spec sheet on the Het Fairwheel Podium website. Massive thanks to Emir for the photography.
PS: The 2014 Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar is now available to purchase and/or download. It features 13 of the world’s most beautiful handmade bikes from the likes of Giovanni Pelizzoli, Cherubim, Fast Boy and Baum Cycles, captured by some of the world’s most talented two-wheeled photographers. Click here for a free preview and thank you, your support helps keep the wheels of Cycle EXIF turning.