This isn’t a joke – The Contes Athos Quad BMX Bike
Do you know what all the un-coordinated kids have been dreaming about as they longingly gaze at their friends hooning their clapped out department store bikes? A four wheeled, American made, 40 lb monster, with 8″ of travel!
The video says it almost all. Fast forward a minute to watch the beast in action. By beast, I mean the rider, he throws a little bar tweak and triples that first set of rollers like he could do it all day on a 20″ rigid two wheeled contraption.
Sure, haters will poke fun at the concept (myself included), but it may find a niche for those interested in taking their bungling buddies off the beaten track.
No word on whether they’re considering 650B wheels as a standard option, but you can order one configured for a gamut of disciplines including BMX, Downhill, or XC. Check past the break for the geometry, weight, and options.
Contes Engineering also makes frames for those who want to adventure in a more nondescript fashion. They have a full range of fancy disc rotors in the works and have a production run of their Theophany BMX Frames will soon be available.