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Audi of America has teamed up with Renovo Hardwood Bicycles to introduce a manpowered, two-wheeled version of its Quattro: a bicycle they've dubbed the duo. Introduced on April 2 and handmade in Renovo's Portland, Oregon studio, it features a monocoque frame made of hardwood, noted for its ability to absorb shock while remaining both durable and lightweight (the weight per cubic inch of wood is about one-fourth that of aluminum). The duo takes its design cues from Audi, with woods that match, for example, the cars' interiors and the use of LED lights. The three models come in two colors: espresso brown and serrando red. First, there's the City ($6,530), an 8-speed leisure bike with an upright position and a rack over the rear tire. The 11-speed Sport model ($7,350) is better for fitness and long-distance riding with its drop handlebars, grease-free Gates CenterTrack belt drive, and medium-width tires, which make for less rolling resistance. For the century club rider or racer, there is the duo Road ($7,460) with narrow tires, no fenders and a compact 20-speed gear train. On top of all this sleek design and sophisticated technology, the duo is also biodegradable and one hundred percent recyclable. To order, visit

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