First FSC-Certified Bike in the US
The Collins Companies has just announced that it has commissioned the first 100% FSC-certified bicycle in the nation. The bike, manufactured by Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, is an “R4 Pursuit” model that features a stiff, powerful and lightweight frame. All of Renovo’s bikes are custom-made – adjusting the stiffness and ride quality to the customer’s individual riding style and weight. Renovo is one of the few companies in the world that manufactures wood bicycles and the only one making them with hollow frames. “I am proud to have used 100% FSC-certified wood on this particular bike,” stated Ken Wheeler, owner, Renovo Hardwood Bicycles. “We utilized a species combination of CollinsWood® from the Collins Pennsylvania Forest including; Black Cherry, Hard Maple, and Birch.” The bike is made its worldwide debut at the Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago, on November 17-19, 2010.