Urban Taniwha BMX
This high spec Avanti BMX is designed for the urban enthusiast. It is specifically engineered for an urban street/jump environment. Nicknamed ‘Urban Taniwha’ to represent the spirit of its intent. Modern maori motifs have been used to express movement and energy, to show a connection between rider and machine. Subtle use of gold motifs on the chrome framework gives the bike a reptilian quality. The front forks finished in luminescent black pearl with high gloss gold flecks, suggest a morphing of bike and creature from the deep.
‘In order to get the subtle finish I wanted, the bike had to be stripped right back before the artwork could be applied. Even the rims were stripped from black, polished then anodized in gold. I wanted the gold to gently inhabit the chrome. The design elements all grow and expand from the strongest part of the frame. If you look at the design as a whole you will see the ‘Taniwha’. His arms support the front shocks, his legs and tail spread towards to back wheel. He who rides the beast, tames the beast.’
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