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Rocking frames and handlebars fashioned from American ash and walnut, Connor Wood Bicycles are works of "functional art" modeled after modern cruisers that, unlike their stainless steel- and aluminum-bodied counterparts, provide a naturally smooth ride due to wood's ability to absorb impacts and vibrations, hence why it's such a popular material for carshelmetswashing machines floors

The brand offers two models -- the one-speed Cruiser and the two-speed Scorcher -- each of which're hand-built, and'll stand up to wear and tear thanks to special "steam bent" construction, Kevlar reinforcements at key stress points, and a marine varnish that holds up to the elements.