Taiwan-made bike takes elegance to new heights

Taiwan has a rep for building bikes for a reason. The nation’s love for bicycles continues with this elegant two-wheeler crafted using metal and woodworking. Commissioned by the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute and made by AOI CYCLE, this baby showcases industrial designer Ken Aoi’s unique craftsmanship.

Made from stainless steel, the frame of this bike uses an aerospace-grade welding technique and is complete with vegetable-tanned leather adorning the handlebars, saddle and other accessories.

We can only imagine what a joy it is to ride…