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buy back

We care about our environment, it is our playground. Therefore we build high quality bikes that will last very long, can be easily maintained and eventually recycled.

end of life

“Your bike will most likely last a very long time. You might pass it on to the next generation. But also then, eventually there will be an end-of-life moment.

 

You might also damage your frame severely in a crash big. That just happens. In both cases your frame needs proper recycling. We help you with that.”

buy back

If your bike is younger than two years old, in good condition and for some reason you are not able to ride it anymore, we are happy to buy back from you.

 

Send an email to buyback@instinctive.bike

to get instructions how we can make you a price.

recycling

If your frame has been damaged beyond repair, we can help you recycle your bike frame in a proper way, so that the carbon from the frame can be re-used in other products, like high quality public transport seats or even bike frames.

 

Write an email to recycling@instinctiv.bike so we can help you. We will pay for the transport of the bike or frame and you will receive a nice Instinctiv jersey for free from us.

why not aluminium?

We understand that question and it is a hard one. Some bike manufacturers like Pole are doing really interesting things with aluminum frame building.

 

After a lot of research we decided that for us potential counts most. Although carbon fiber is a composite material, which means that inherently it is hard to recycle, we believe the largest opportunities are for carbon.

 

Aluminum has evolved to its pinnacle and offers little room for improvement. New technologies like high quality additive manufacturing in titanium or aluminum could offer new opportunities, but are still extremely expensive to use for bike frame building.

 

Carbon becomes more and more recyclable, and our well-made carbon frames have the potential to maintain their performance and appearance for many years.

 

And they can be repaired and finally recycled into new carbon parts, although until now from a lesser quality.

 

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