I am absolutely blown away by the feel of the bikeI The combination of the custom geometry, comfort and strength properties of bamboo together with brand-new components means that this is by far the most comfortable, smooth bike I have ever ridden.
I started the build last winter and it taught me a heap of new skills as well as giving a real appreciation of how a bike is put together. I'd recommend that every keen cyclist tries it once!
"It is great that you are able to make something with your own hands using a few simple tools."
“In comparison with steel frame, you only have to glue the tube together instead of weld it. It is very easy and It is easier to get a straight frame.”
“The most fun part was planning out the geometry and setting it up on the jig, cutting the bamboo and seeing the frame come together.”
“I already own a bamboo bike which I had purchased on a trip to Ghana, and I really love it.”
“I wanted a bike that would stand out from the multitude of carbon super bikes that all look the same when they are whizzing past you.”
“The additional understanding I gained from the process, along with the 100% custom built for me by me bike is not something you can buy in a shop!”
“Half a day is spent measuring and rough fitting the tubes, the other half double checking, tweaking and gluing it all together...I'd advise other builders to mask around the carbon lugs so you can use your finger to rub the adhesive around the joint leaving a neat glue line”
“I was in the market for a new gravel bike but also wanted something to focus on during lockdown and building my own bamboo frame ticked both boxes ... It's one of the most rewarding things I've done.”
"Reading the stories and watching videos in which cyclists were riding bamboo bicycles on dirt roads assured me that building a bamboo gravel bike is definitely possible."
Tamas built his bamboo commuter at a 4 day workshop. Hear how he found the build and what he thinks about his finished bike!
"Real bike enthusiasts immediately spot this unique one-of-a-kind bike. You will always end up having a nice chat with a stranger."
"...bamboo gives the bicycle a great deal of stiffness. Something I had not thought beforehand. I cycle to the office with it every day."
"Like riding on a cloud, until this bike I never understood how much a difference frame flexibility makes."