Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Triumph of Design

Having just returned from the amazing Velorama bicycle museum in Nijmegen, Netherlands, I thought I had seen pretty much every weird idea in cycling. Apparently not as up until now I have never come across deer antlers turned into bicycle handlebars.  These come from Taylor Simpson, a designer in New York and you can check out his M-O-N-I-K-E-R handlebars here, although there is not much information about them.

For several reasons, I can imagine as dramatic as they look there are some drawbacks to this idea.  I am sure the first pedestrian you pierce will point these out but I also think in the event of an accident you are going to risk getting pierced yourself as the rider if they shatter.  They do look cool, though.


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