Christian Metzler rides the Brooklyn FAT. Rolls well, looks good, perfect for asphalt.
Who is this cool guy?
Christian Metzler. Photographer, tattooed and with a mighty beard – long before hipsters existed – collector of glasses, dachshund lord and Coboc driver with iron principles: “I only wear my silk shirts in Miami.” Like Coboc, Metzler is an original. We looked over the shoulder of the man responsible for most of Coboc’s imagery in recent years.
Pforzheim. You immediately feel at home in Metzler’s studio in the Baden “gold town”. Whether it’s the 400 or so pairs of glasses and sunglasses of all kinds (his collection totals around 2,000 models), the designer silk shirts or exclusive art prints from hip-hop culture that create this positive, creative atmosphere? We can see that Metzler likes to surround himself with things that have a certain external effect.
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Why Christian Metzler rides Coboc.
Self-confident? Yes, of course, but not at all forced. Arrogant? No, maybe a little self-absorbed, but always respectful when dealing with others. At work? Professional. He sees himself as a craftsman, not an artist. After all, he learned how to take pictures. And Coboc? “The beauty is that the e-bike still looks like a bike and not like a tractor or a cyborg,” Metzler says, summing up the design language, and then he’s especially pleased when the straight lines are captured in light and shadow in the photos. “You see that line? That’s sooo good.”
For all its beauty, all its understanding of aesthetics – the fact that it has to work is just as important to Metzler. “If you don’t see cycling as a sport, but as transportation, it should be as comfortable and as beneficial to you as possible.” Functionality that makes everyday life easier is what he likes to use the latest technology for, such as an e-bike. It’s hard for him to understand why some traditionalists take issue with him. “When people say it’s uncool because I’m using the technology that’s available today, I think that’s absolute nonsense.”
Barked at by Beanz the dachshund, Metzler does a few laps around the studio – after all, he has to know what makes the new models tick. The young dog keeps him on his toes. Not that Metzler is old. Is it laziness that makes him ride an e-bike at this age? “It has nothing to do with lazy. For me, cycling is something beautiful and not torture. And the fact that Coboc has managed to combine the useful with the beautiful is actually what I find most awesome about it.”
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