Gary Silva to launch bike range from Taiwan

Silva - the "M.C. Escher of bikes" - was most recently the designer for Phat Cycles, the US chopper and cruiser brand. 3G Bikes is his new, Taiwan-based company. He's seeking European distributors for his bikes which he describes as on the "wildside but functional and fun."
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It was US custom bikes website which described Silva as the M.C. Escher of bikes, adding "...his visually-odd but functionally-right approach to frame design is [instantly] recognizable."

And anybody who has seen a Phat chopper will agree to that.

[NB M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was the Dutch graphic artist responsible for all those impossible buildings drawings and repeated geometric patterns so beloved of poster printers].

Silva's new line of bikes, also known as GGG, will have more street bikes and commuters than the Phat line-up.

"Every thing that I design I try to make it fun and functional," Silva told

"The S-frame is design for city riding, a bike that will turn a lot of heads. The best way to describe the ride of this bike is more like a soft ride but with a nicer feel to it. This frame has been tested by the Aerospace Ind. Development Corp. and by structural engineer, Szui Lu, a bike fanatic."

The Hogg frame gives a more laid-back, recumbent-type ride.

Silva is now based in Taiwan because "it is the heart of the bike industry" and it's "where all the R&D is being done.

Suppliers wishing to distribute G3 bikes in the UK and beyond should contact Silva by email.

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