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Calfee Bamboo Road

Bamboo Road Bike

Our bamboo frames perform at the highest level of the sport.

Calfee Bamboo bicycle frames are very stiff, transferring power efficiently; are durable, resisting damage from stress and impacts; are comfortable, surpassing aluminum, steel, titanium and most carbon frames in smoothness.

Bamboo Features:

  • Available in Pro (road) and  Adventure (endurance/gravel/cyclocross)
  • Treated bamboo tubing
  • Available with Carbon-Lined for weight savings and increased stiffness
  • Hemp fiber lugs with plant based high performance eco resin
  • Frame weighs 6 to 7 pounds
  • Titanium dropouts
  • Optional head tube and seat tube extensions
  • Optional rear axle spacing, tire clearance, brake type, cable routing, and accessory integration
  • Optional custom frame geometry
  • 10 year warranty

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Bamboo Benefits:

  • Our most crash tolerant frame
  • Amazing vibration dampening
  • Stiffer than many carbon frames
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Functional work of art
  • Uniqueness; very few on the road

 

More about Calfee Bamboo Bikes

Our frame is made from bamboo that has been treated to prevent splitting. We finish the bamboo frames with satin polyurethane that functions as a vapor seal and allows the owner to maintain the bamboo frame as they would any metal or carbon frame. Lugs are made of hemp fiber, blonde in color.  As is the case with all Calfee frames, we use a plant based high performance eco resin to create the required matrix.  Importantly, we discovered that bamboo and carbon fiber have different rates or thermal dynamic expansion. Our early bamboo frames used carbon fiber, instead of natural fiber, to join the tubes and many of the joints failed over time. Our 10 year warranty protected those Calfee customers and they now enjoy our hemp fiber-lugged bamboo bicycle frames. Read more…

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