UBC GmbH have 11 years of experience producing carbon fiber components for the industrial and automotive companies like Audi, Porsche, Bugatti and some Formula 1 teams. Their handmade engineering skills were put into creating the beautiful carbon fiber frame you see above.
Christian Zanzotti, an industrial designer with quite the portfolio, was brought in by UBC for his outstanding aesthetic and ergonomic design skills and the result is pretty incredible albeit insanely expensive. Check out the excellently edited promotional video below where Christian sketches out the Coren under the watching eye of an old steel F. Moser:
From sketch to 3D computer model to milled aluminum mold to high tensile strength T1000 carbon fibers — usually saved for the monocoque frames of Formula 1 cars. Each bike is then build up with components from Tune, Schmolke, Trickstuff, ENVE and Gates – check out that sweet carbon fiber belt drive!
Each Coren is crafted in 40 hours, with numerous teams within the UBC contributing individual skills to build a bike worthy of its prestigious 2012 ISPO Award. The ‘overall’ weight is a sweet 7,700 grams — about 17 pounds — and is available in singlespeed, ‘pedalec’ or fixed gear models. All of that comes at a price of €25,000 — a little over $32,000.
For more information and to watch the video, head to the UBC-Coren website.