Sandwichbike WF1

88/100
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Sandwichbike WF1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • The ride-experience on the Sandwichbike was characterized as being comfortable and forgiving, due to the natural properties of the wooden frame. One owner said it offered a fun, relaxed daily ride.
  • The Sandwichbike is built around a DIY concept. Assembly was easy and quick. The bike comes with all required tools, video instructions and a comprehensive manual.
  • It is a unique bicycle design. Owners called it striking and noted that it drew a lot of attention.
  • Reportedly, this bike handles well. Riders called it manouevrable, responsive and reactive.
  • Schwalbe Big Apple 26” tires were durable, resilient and comfortable.
  • Customizability is a hallmark of this bike. Using specialized printing techniques; custom designs, artwork or branding can be transferred to the plywood frame.
  • The Sandwichbike attempts sustainability in manufacturing processes. Plywood is locally sourced from sustainable Beechwood harvesting, with manufacture on-site. Parts of the bike are recyclable.
  • Framework is constructed from weather-coated plywood and aluminum cylinders. This material contributed to a stiff but forgiving ride.

2 reasons not to buy

  • At 37 pounds, the Sandwichbike’s weight puts it in the same class as a beach cruiser.
  • Although the Sandwichbike’s distribution system omits the middleman, price is still relatively high, due to small production numbers and a boutique design.

Bottom line

Some have described the Sandwichbike as the most European bicycle they have ever seen. While design is a major consideration of this bike, it is also intended to innovate in terms of DIY assembly and sustainable construction. None of this comes especially cheap. One expert compared it to a ‘California Cruiser’, in that it is heavy, comfortable and relaxed. It would easily serve buyers who are looking for an alternative to the standard beach-bike. It also suits those looking to promote a wood-centered or design-oriented business, via Sandwichbike’s personalization options.

Expert Reviews

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Dinan Troode

Sandwichbike

Level 1 expert

I expected a great looking bike but I fell in love with it because of the ride… The Sandwichbike is a unique bicycle that is delivered in a box and customers have to assemble it on their own. I not only like the bike, I like the whole concept…

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Allan Henneberg

Sandwichbikes

Level 1 expert

The trip where three friends ride the bike all the way from the Netherlands to Denmark. 800 km over 4 1/2 days to check that the bike can hold.

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Le Mobiliste

Un vélo en bois à monter soi-même ! (A wooden bike to build yourself!)

Level 1 expert

In terms of comfort, the wood actually serves you well, in that it is both rigid and responsive.

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Ada Karabiyik

Ahşap Bisiklet – Sandwich Bike

Level 1 expert

User Ratings

98/100 based on 21 ratings
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88
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80
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77