Bamboo bikes on the rise?

22 June 2009 By Justin Cooper 1 Comment 1,137 Views

Calfee Bamboo Bike

The folks at the UK Guardian were lucky enough to ride a bamboo bike made by the bike designer and manufacturer  Craig Calfee.  Calfee is known for his high-quality handmade carbon fiber bikes, and his bikes made out of bamboo are nothing short of amazing.  Bamboo is an incredible material that is mostly environmentally friendly (according to the Guardian, Calfee uses responsibly grown bamboo too).

After reading the following quote, I’d love to try one of Calfee’s £3,000 (~$4,900) bamboo bikes:

When I first sprint off, nothing happens for a split second, just like when you swish that bamboo cane. Then, almost before you’ve noticed, it springs ahead as though it has more energy than you’ve put in. It rivals carbon, steel, anything I’ve ridden.

That sounds like it would be an absolute blast to ride.  I can only imagine it feels like it’s light as a feather as well.


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