On Saturday we had the great pleasure of stopping by Renovo Hardwood Bicycles in our fine city of Portland, Oregon. The latest teaming of Audi with Renovo Bikes had us intrigued and we spent a couple hours talking with the owner, Ken and getting to know his brilliant dog, Elwood. You would be hard pressed to find someone as passionate about bike building as we are about Audi – but we found him! Ken has managed to turn something he loves into a very thriving business and still maintained his dedication to all things handmade. These bikes are incredible! We were amazed to find that minimally 12 hours of hand sanding goes into every frame – it is truly a remarkable process.
The bikes are all custom made and fit to each individual, and every inlay of wood is tested and dried right on site – the end result; a bike like no other. I suppose this is what caught Audi’s attention as well – they have teamed up with Renovo to produce the DUO, unveiled last Saturday in Dallas. The bike is distinctly unique and sports the four rings on the frame for an understated and perfectly tasteful combination of handcrafted and cutting edge – would Audi have it any other way?! Stay tuned for more updates on the DUO and be sure to be on the lookout for them and any other Renovo Bike in the city! A special thank you as well to Ken (and Elwood!) for taking time out of a packed schedule to show us around and educate us on this very unique process going on right next door!! It was a pleasure. To inquire more about the Audi Duo contact the Audi Wilsonville parts specialists to discuss the Audi collection!!!