Find out how tall bikes will save the world

The tall bike remains on the fringes — only embraced by the daring, the creative and the foolish.
A collection of Tall Bikes
Tall bikes will save the world © Zenga Bros.
By Benny Zenga

Riding any bicycle is a positive step toward a healthy lifestyle and personal enjoyment, but it's the tall bike that has the power to change the world.

Join us in a six-episode series where we explore how to build, ride and coexist on a tall bike.

Watch every episode below and learn more about the modern tall bike movement.

Our mission is the eccentrification of the world: To create everywhere, redeem everything and be a fool.

ONE – Episode 1

Tall bikes are something my brothers and I discovered through the trial and error making of art bikes. They were always really fun and seemed to stick around, so we naturally didn't stop creating tall bikes – and then at some point, the ridiculous nature of it became ridiculously practical. Almost 20 years later, it's become the only bike I want to take to the grocery store or travel across the world on.

WHO – Episode 2

Episode 2 gives a thorough introduction to tall bikes; how they're built and why the Zenga Bros are so obsessed with them. Explore the family history with tall bikes, and why we've come to believe this revolutionary vehicle has the power to change the world. Learn about the building process, which doesn't require specialised skills, just a wild imagination and a keen sense for reusing materials.

HOW – Episode 3

Episode 3 illustrates how our tall bikes have evolved into rolling workshops, enabling us to make art, build ramps and carry all the supplies needed to transform any environment we pass through. You'll see a bike give birth to another bike, and skateboard ramps built in unexpected places.

WHY – Episode 4

Why tall bikes? To be fully self-sufficient – it feels so rad to be able to load up with all the gear to ride out and go camping. Episode 4 explores the full capabilities of the tall bike. Like the early settlers who ventured forth by horse and carriage, porting everything they needed to build a new life, the tall bike can be loaded with all the supplies needed to transform any environment they pass through.

TRY – Episode 5

Ultimately, it's not about the rider asserting their creativity, but about how the tall bike can initiate such wonderful, spontaneous encounters along the way. In episode 5, you'll see the tall bike as an augmented reality machine that surprises the passersby and awakens them from their daily routine.

NOW – Episode 6

Episode 6 culminates the series by highlighting the truly revolutionary aspect of the tall bike – it isn't part of the economy. You can't buy a tall bike, so the tall bike's existence has to be about working with your hands, repurposing stuff and then taking it out on the streets and sharing it with people.

The tall bike encourages you to be a creator not a spectator, make the most of what you have, and express joy and love fearlessly. It can shift the rider's perspective so that they can approach even the most familiar places from an elevated state of awareness – but let's not get too serious, these are tall bikes.

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