NAHBS 2013: Sanomagic’s jaw dropping wooden bicycles

Sanomagic Wooden Road Bike

What happens when a wooden ship builder combines his knowledge of wood working with his passion for bicycles?  These happen.  Sanomagic created a lot of buzz on the show floor.

Sail past the break for a gallery of images showcasing these beautiful wooden bikes.


Ryan - 02/25/13 - 9:43am

Ron f’ing Swanson would be proud. Those are beautiful; hand me meat and scotch.

Nash - 02/25/13 - 9:58am

I got wood!

Kyle - 02/25/13 - 10:36am



Nick Burklow - 02/25/13 - 11:00am

7.8kg estimate is what we were told.

WR - 02/25/13 - 11:32am

Amazingly Beautiful! wow!


Kristibee - 02/25/13 - 11:57am

WR – yes, we saw them riding them at the show.

Steve M - 02/25/13 - 12:19pm

There is something you won’t see on Ax Men.

Nick Burklow - 02/25/13 - 12:29pm

@WR – Assuming I read the builders website (translated to english) correctly, he’s had a wooden bike he built that has been raced with success.

fraser - 02/25/13 - 1:43pm

Pure japanese ingenuity. One guy started on this bike at the IronMan in Hawaii. I bet its a comfy ride. :)

Brian - 02/25/13 - 1:54pm

looks flexy 😛

Domitarou - 02/25/13 - 4:49pm

I met with this builder (I’m Japanese). He said that the material is mahogany and it is no longer can cut down freely, so he only can build the bike with his stock. He is not sure how many he can build for the future, but said not so many. And also said he has many back orders for 3 or 4 years.

Nick Burklow - 02/25/13 - 6:05pm

@domitarou – will you be atending the show next year? We could use a translater to help get details from the Japanese builders. They bring amazing work. If interested please email me at

weekendwarriorwally - 02/25/13 - 7:49pm

does he have a carbon version? i must have carbon. it’s the best and so am i.

Domitarou - 02/25/13 - 10:43pm

@Nick – I wish I could do so, but I’m living in Japan and not have enough budget to visit the US… (also my wife won’t let me travel alone 😉

Bing Ring Keep On Turning - 02/26/13 - 2:59pm

Is the big ring on that mini velo designed for chasing tandem bikes on the downhills?

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