"A bike is ideally a continuation of the human body, a machine made to transform one’s energy into thrust."
In search of the ideal bike, we – KEIM – redraw this area’s boundaries. We draw our inspiration from you, our customers, pure cyclists and collectors, and we invent, shape and perfect our trailblazing frames to leave a better mark on your personal stories and to elate your adventures to a wider extent.
Our bikes are made of ash wood, but what makes them so unique is a question of time :
The gliding time of the imaginary,
The cyclical time of a tree’s growth,
The repetitive time of 300 000 grueling tests on the OVL technology.
The accumulated time of work on wood by man,
Finally, the time when in a single breath or gesture, the craftsman acts on a raw, unprocessed material to bring life to a light, sustainable and one-of-a-kind frame.
Machines to make time stand still
Akin to reliability, stiffness and lightweight, all KEIM frames are OVL monocoque white ash wood frames. Our bicycles are designed to last and carry you over unrivaled distances thanks to their weather-resistant marine glazing. Our exclusively bespoke and custom-designed manufacturing process will guarantee you exceptional pleasure and unparalleled comfort.
The OVL technology opens up new aesthetic perspectives.
By designing the most fascinating object of all, tailored for your needs, we rejuvenate the match between art and technique. We work with exceptional craftsmen, all heirs of ancestral skills. We encourage them to reinvent their art by giving life to your dreams through contemporary and functional sculptures which stay true to the trailblazing spirit of KEIM.
Live at the heart of creation.
Taking our cue from the finest and most refined vehicles of all time, our bicycles blend nature’s ingenuity with the best of technology.
Our workshop – approved by the most demanding sponsors* – is specifically equipped to attain that subtle mix and to produce your ideal frame.
In 2016, We were in Berlin, Bristol,Copenhagen and Monaco to participate in specialized exhibitions and meet you!
Alkonost was in Paris at the DOUBLE JE exhibition set in PALAIS DE TOKYO.
Arvak is presented in 'Cycles Revolution' in London Design Museum till June 2016 the 30th
Alérion is shown at BIKE TO THE FUTUR exhibition in Gent Design Museum from march the 25th to octobre the 23th, 2016.
Trying our bikes is the best gateway to our universe. Feel free to contact us and we will be delighted to organize a test session for you and your club or group of friends.
Our bikes regularly appear in exhibitions and we take part in various European events.
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We design your KEIM frame to fit the exact measurements of your existing favourite bike or on the basis of a postural study (morphology and body positionning / ergonomics).
Each of our bikes is a customised design. The whole manufacturing process takes one month from the 3D modelling of your frame to your bike’s final packaging. In order to fully dedicate ourselves to each customer, KEIM never produces more than 50 bikes a year.
A delivery date will be given to you on the day of your order.
Finalisation of your order will follow payment of your 50% deposit.
We will then launch into your personal frame’s manufacturing.
Your bike will be shipped and delivered fully assembled and adjusted in its own wooden box. Upon receiving your bike, you can then proceed to mounting the front wheel.
Shipping and packaging are free of charge inside the EU.
On ordering, contingent shipping fees to destinations outside the EU will be communicated to you.
The ARVAK bike is proposed with a specific set of accessories as specified on the product information sheet.
The HONZA design can be delivered to you fitted with components among the best on the market as described in the product information sheet. You will receive your bike duly equipped directly from our workshops.
If you wish any other equipment or accessories, we will hand your HONZA frame out to the shop of your choice or to one of our partners for the fitting. Our frames are designed for internal brake and gear cabling. We therefore invite you to tell us what components you have chosen in order for us to prepare the necessary adjustments.
Our bespoke frames are designed to meet your every whim. You would like to have your ARVAK adorned with sculpted initials or would rather possess a red tinted HONZA? Submit your request and we will forward to you a detailed proposition. You can then follow every step of production, from the first sketches to the choice of tint through samples.
Our frames are guaranteed for five years.
If you wish to see the exact terms of guarantee, please ask for our general terms and conditions section.
Our frames are weatherproof and shockproof under normal use.
We advise you to clean your frame with soapy water and a soft brush or a non-abrasive sponge.
For any alteration concerning your bike’s equipment, we advise you to get in touch with your usual dealer.
In case of damage to your KEIM frame, we recommend that you contact our team of experts so that our craftsmen can proceed to the varnishes’s restoration or to perform any necessary and appropriate repair within the best time frames.
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You are a professional cyclist or amateur and wish to become an ambassador of our brand or race on a KEIM bike, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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If we have not quenched your thirst for more knowledge about our bikes, send us a request to the address below.
3 rue des Canches, ZA de la Gare
+33 (0) 2 47 37 31 17
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