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What bike is this? Ikea x-ray bike poster leaves cyclists guessing

We just had this brought to our attention and thought we'd see if you could be any help in our (albeit pointless) quest to find the answer!

This rather unusual framed poster being sold by Swedish flat-packed furniture merchants Ikea was recently brought to our attention... but can you guess which bike it is? 

We've been scratching our heads in the office and have a couple of best guesses, but haven't managed to vote on a definitive answer just yet. Here's the full pic as our lead image above may have been a bit unintentionally cropped...

skeleton bike ikea

It appears to be for sale only on the German version of the Ikea website for €39.99 (link here), and is known as the 'Katebo'. Our x-ray cyclist appears to be riding something pretty racey, but the rim brakes with a few cables on show and the not-so-aero fork would suggest this isn't an aero road bike launched in the last couple of years at least. What do you think, is it even a shadow of an actual existing bike or have we been taken for a flat-packed ride? And for extra nerd points, can you identify what the groupset, wheels and the rider's helmet is? 


The poster and subsequent guessing game was sent to us from Trevor Hughes, director at Vielo Sports... go check out the Vielo website here and our glowing review of their Vielo V+1 adventure bike here

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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