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Friday, September 16, 2011

The World’s 5 Greenest Bikes



Looking for a great bike without the accompanying eco-guilt? Check out these 5 planet-friendly models.

When it comes to getting around, bikes are the right compromise between speed and sustainability. But while there’s no question that biking is better for the planet than, say, driving a Hummer, there’s a lot left to be desired by today’s bike production, 95 percent of which takes place in China and often with very unsustainable methods.

With these bikes, however, green is part of the design. Utilizing wood, secondhand parts, and local builders whenever possible, these green machines are beyond reproach from even the haughtiest of eco-snobs (unless they’re on foot, in which case they’ll be moving far too slowly to give you a hard time).

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