Inspiration for a Brighter Future

This Custom-Made Bike Features a Sustainable Bamboo Frame

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Cycling has always been a green way of exercising and commuting. However, now you can go even greener, by riding a bike made with an eco-friendly bamboo frame.

The bike is designed and engineered by the Romania-based Craft Bicycle Company, whose mission statement is:

“Change every aspect of riding a bike using only high-quality products and sustainable materials.”

What Makes This Bike Unique?

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Firstly, each bike is hand-crafted to your specific requirements, which includes a perfect-sized frame for your height.

The sustainable bamboo frame sits at the heart of this high-quality bike. It’s easy to believe the manufacturer’s claim that 80 hours of work goes into each bike.

Another unique aspect of this bike is its appearance. I would describe it as… part retro, part sophistication.

Is Bamboo a Suitable Material for Bike Frames?

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Yes, absolutely it is.

Bamboo is lightweight like carbon fiber, but durable and strong like steel. It also tends to grow straight – making it ideal for a bike frame.

You may not know this, but bamboo is a natural shock-absorber. When used in a bike it offers you a super-smooth ride.

In terms of its sustainability, the bamboo plant scores very highly. It requires no replanting after harvesting, and can grow up to an incredible 4 feet per day!

Finally, in case you were wondering, the bamboo used in the bike is treated to be water, weather and insect-proof.

How Can I Get My Hands on One of These Bikes?

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The Craft Bicycle Company is offering accessories and complete bikes via their page on crowdfunding website Indiegogo.

To give you an idea of prices, bamboo handlebars are listed at €60 + shipping, and a complete handcrafted bike starts from €980 + shipping.

To find out more about these unique bikes, please see the introductory video below:

Head over to www.craftbicycle.com for further information.

 

Craig J Todd

Craig J Todd – Freelance writer with a passion for tech, trends and simplicity.

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