While eating breakfast and scanning my online creative resources this morning. I stumbled across a unique “easy rider” bamboo bike, designed by Calfee Design. They produce carbon and bamboo bicycle style frames. Yep, you read that right. Bamboo.
According to the Calfree online product details, the bamboo they use for their bike frames provide a better ride for longer distances. The key details in achieving this advantage is how they smoke, heat treat and then coat the bamboo in a satin polyurethane finish.
Other features include:
- Amazing Vibration Damping – Even better than Carbon fiber!
- High performance frame. Weighs from 4 to 6 pounds but has good stiffness.
- Crash tolerant. Bamboo is a lot of tougher than most people realize.
- 10 year warranty
The Calfee team is also committed to working with entrepreneurs in developing countries like Ghana to assist them in using locally sourced bamboo materials to build bikes in their communities. What a great example of how good design can make a difference!