Unno bike

A new design framework

Photo: youtube/unno
Words: Robert Sperl

Fourteen square metres of carbon mats, cut into 400 puzzle pieces and baked at 400°C. Meet Unno, the superlative bike frame 

The heart and soul of a bicycle rests in the frame – a structure that gives a bike its beauty and character – and it’s an element former Downhill World Cup mountain bike racer Cesar Rojo has been tinkering with for decades.

Having worked with Spanish bike designers Mondraker, Rojo has now struck out on his own. As CEO of Cero Design in Barcelona, he has developed a unique series of bikes under the name Unno. As Cesar is still perfectly happy hurtling headlong downhill on a bike – he was World Champion in his age category in 2015 – Unno bikes reflect his nature as an uncompromising stickler for detail. 

Are you ready for the fastest bicycle on earth?

Features Four gears efficiently transfer human-pedalled energy to two low-resistance wheels Camera-vision screens in place of a windscreen mean increased aerodynamics Laminar flow shell delivers 100 times less drag than a modern car

Cero will make 25 frames in 2017, retailing from €4,000. It’s not work; it’s a labour of love
unno bike

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The star attraction is the carbon structure. Four hundred individual parts are placed in aluminium moulds, glued together, and transferred to an autoclave set to 400°C and 10 standard atmospheres (atm) of positive pressure. Cero will make 25 frames in 2017, retailing from €4,000. It’s not work; it’s a labour of love. 

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05 2017 The Red Bulletin

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