Estonian bicycle company Viks launches a new carbon bike

The Estonian bicycle brand, Viks, celebrates its second birthday with a new carbon version of its distinctively designed two-wheeler.

Viks was set up in 2013 by GrabCAD co-founder Indrek Narusk, who is a dedicated bicycle buff. The bicycle has since become a sort of an icon of new generation of Estonian design and featured on many international exhibitions.

To celebrate its second birthday, Viks has designed a special small edition version that is lighter than the previous one, thanks to the carbon fibre frame.

Viks bike II

The frameset weighs four kilograms (8.8 lbs), compared with the standard stainless steel frame that weighs seven kilograms (15.4 lbs). In its complete configuration and equipped with the Gates Carbon belt drive and the Aerospoke wheelset, Viks Carbon weighs 10 kilograms (22 lbs).

All carbon tubes used for the frame have been custom built for Viks by the Slovenian carbon enchanter company, Berk Composites, also known to collaborate with Team Sky.

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About the author: Silver Tambur

Silver Tambur is the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of Estonian World. He has previously studied journalism at the University of Tartu, and politics and society at the Birkbeck College, University of London. Silver has been the editor at the Estonian Public Broadcasting’s news service in English, as well as contributing for the Business Sense magazine in the UK, Deutsche Welle and Radio New Zealand. You can also follow him on Twitter and like his page on Facebook. You can write to Silver at silver@estonianworld.com.