…Paul Efmorfidis and his son decided
to make the journey from Holland to Greece ON THEIR BIKES! They set off from Amsterdam and for a while everything seemed perfect. However, during their trip they faced many technical problems with their metal bikes. The worst was when Paul’s bike broke down high up in the Alps.
By the time they reached Athens a new idea had taken form and a new goal had been set: next time they were on the road it would be on a different bike, one made from all-natural materials, one that could relate to nature.
A new story unfolds in nature!
COCO-MAT.bike shapes bikes out of solid wood and in 2013, sets its wheels in motion and starts paving a new path, with the motto “MOVE ON NATURE”.
The wooden bike was built to become a world’s best.
A revolutionary concept which is addressed to everyone, regardless of age, body type or fitness level. The ergonomic design ensures comfortable, easy riding and the aesthetics make an eye-catching statement.
By using wood we managed to robustly extend the bike’s life cycle
and at the same time carry nature’s imprint in the daily-life cycle of the urban landscape.
In 2016 we opened our factory in Athens Greece
Since then, every day…
PREPARE THE WOOD.
CONNECT THE PARTS.
CONTROL THE PRODUCTION.
DELIVER THE BIKES TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
1st COCO-MAT.bike Store, in Athens Greece!
Ιn the centre, in a historical area of Athens, where we rent our wooden bikes, we organize 6 different bike tours all around Athens, we sell our wooden bikes and we also organize bike events and customized bike tours. Come to visit us!
New COCO-MAT.bike Store, in Antwerpen Belgium!!
In the amazing city of Antwerpen Belgium, we rent our wooden bikes, we organize many different bike tours all around Antwerpen and excursions even out of the city until the Netherlands, we sell our wooden bikes and we also organize bike events and customized bike tours. Come to visit us!
The wooden bikes are unique, because they are hand- made in every detail. Each piece of wood used for the construction of the bikes, is grown in nature, with rain water and sun power. All those hours of sunlight warm- ing the wood, is natural energy absorbed and radiating. Get on one of our bikes and let it take you on a ride in nature.
Each wooden bike is designed and constructed
by experienced engineers, designers and carpenters,
who lovingly and passionately shape wood and give it life.
A life they wish to share with all of us and tell its story.
The bike is made of ash tree wood; the best choice to ensure
durability in use and stress. The tree’s color is light gray and
the wood is easily processed and has mechanical properties
that are ideal for the performance of the bike.
From the selection and processing of the wood to the creation of the bike, our hands and our passion are our main tools and guidelines. The unsung heroes of our story are our workers, who translate knowledge and love into creation. Each bike is fully handmade and unique (no use of any CNC machinery).
Our bike has one of the most durable, solid wood frames
(this wood is not sensitive to cracks in its contours),
that is expertly treated and fault tolerant (any problem
can easily and inexpensively be repaired). In addition,
wood’s lifespan exceeds that of steel or aluminum,
while being equally as strong.
Our bike’s unique, ergonomic design makes it comfortable
and easy for everyone to use both in the city and in the country.
Every time we sell an adult bike, we plant a tree
that will grow in our environment locally, in Canada,
name-tagged on behalf of the owner. We partner with organizations
that specialize in conservation. Our dream is to create a big forest,
where every tree has a name.
Our dream is to create a big forest, where every tree has a name.