VIKS Carbon, a Lightweight Contender

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To celebrate their second birthday, VIKS has reimagined their flagship design in a sleeker, lighter model. Built with a carbon fiber frame instead of the usual steel, the VIKS Carbon is 42% lighter than the standard model, weighing in at an impressive 10 kg (22 lbs) total. Adhering to the company’s commitment to quality merchandise, the carbon tubes are all custom built for VIKS and still utilize the same twin tube frame design that put them on the map. This new model comes just in time for the Eurobike 2015 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where it will be on display as part of the VIKS event booth, and available to try out. While currently built in a small edition, VIKS seems set on bringing it out to the consumer in the near future, which is quite an accomplishment for a two year old, an age when most people haven’t even learned how to ride a bike yet.

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

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