Schwinn Vestige Recyclable and Organic Flax Fiber Bicycle
Schwinn Vestige Bike is built from natural, biodegradable flax fibers and coated with water soluble paint. The world’s first flax fiber bike has won a 2010 Eurobike Gold Award for innovative design and is an innovative product to enhance urban mobility.
Schwinn is committed to providing fun, innovative bikes that inspire people to get out and ride. The Schwinn Vestige combines style and function, and has a low carbon footprint that any rider would be proud of.
Painted with water soluble paint, the entire bike frame is made of 80% biodegradable flax, which provides similar performance benefits as a carbon fiber frame. Schwinn Vestige Bike features translucent tube which illuminated by the Vestige’s internal lighting system. The frame lighting system no need a battery, it is by the front hub dynamo.
Other faeatrues include fenders and grips which made of a natural bamboo material, 9-speed Shimano drive train and the bike’s tires also include a unique recycled insert, made by Schwalbe.