The Coren - Urban Carbon Bike
Winner of the ISPO Brand New Award 2012.
UBC GmbH based in Murr, Germany are presenting the coren, an outstanding urban bike. The frame of the coren is made of very high tensile strength T1000 carbon fibres which are otherwise used almost solely in Formula 1 monocoques. Innovative for the bicycle sector are the avant-‐garde shape, created by UBC designer Christian Zanzotti, and the design of the frame: super-‐slim top and down tubes lend the coren a unique visual lightness.
The overall weight shows that this lightness is also a fact: 7,700 grams – more than acceptable for an urban bike. The coren is available from the end of 2012 directly from the manufacturers. Given UBC's heavy workload of motor racing projects, only a limited number of the high-‐tech bicycle will be available, either as Singlespeed, Pedelec or Fixie. The price is around €25,000 (incl. VAT).
The bicycle is completed with selected parts. For the delivery of components, UBC deliberately opted for partners whose philosophy and quality comes as close as possible to their own. The decision in favour of specialist German manufacturers such Tune, Schmolke, BOR, and Trickstuff has facilitated close collaborative partnerships. On the other hand, the carbon wheels from ENVE and the Gates carbon belt drive system come from the USA. Features such as the CNC milled fork ends with integrated belt tensioners, the rear light optionally integrated in the seat tube and the contact surfaces, saddle and handle bar tape, covered with the finest cowhide are testimony to the attention to detail.