Calfee Bamboo in Bike Monkey

Bike Monkey is Sonoma County’s magazine about cycling.  They composed a fantastic article about our bamboo bicycle frames in the current, quarterly issue (#12).  This is a very good read.  Please enjoy it.  They write, “What he discovered tested the industry’s fidelity to standard frame materials like steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber.  Bamboo’s hollow structure and fiber alignment have a natural high-tensile flexural strength (also know as modulus of rupture or bend strength, a material’s ability to resist deformation under load) and rigidity.  These fibers run longitudinally and are integrated in a matrix of lignin, essentially a woody organic polymer.  If this sounds suspiciously like a naturally occurring corollary to another extremely popular frame material, that’s no accident.”

These good folks also produce and promote Levi’s Gran Fondo; we exhibit there every year.  Visit us in their fabulous expo on Saturday, October 1′st.  Please read the entire article here.

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