More about Bamboo

 

We offer our bamboo bicycle frames in all frame styles and geometries. We enjoy this flexibility as we do not use forms or molds to join the bamboo tubes. As a result, there is no imposed constraint. We are able to miter and join the bamboo tubing at any angle to support complete personalization of the product.

While they have long been popular with enthusiastic racers and endurance road riders, owing to our bamboo’s amazing strength they are increasingly seen in Cyclocross, Mountain and Touring dress. These bamboo frames are much stronger than the carbon frames so popular in these categories. This inherent strength lends itself to mounting and even integration of key accessories such as racks, fenders and lights. Interestingly, all of our frames, carbon included, are Gates Carbon Drive and Rohloff Speedhub compatible. You can imagine the visual and functional elegance of a belt driven, internally geared bamboo bicycle with matching fenders, rosewood bottle cages, complimentary cork grips and even an integrated rack.

Calfee Bamboo bikes have won awards for Best Road Bike, Best Off-Road Bike and Peoples’ Choice Award at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Further, they’ve been featured by Time Magazine, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Discovery Channel and the BBC, to name just a few of many. Check out the very thorough editorial reviews from road.cc and Cycling Weekly for some objective feedback from discriminating industry insiders.

If you are in the market for a bicycle frame that is more comfortable, more durable, more beautiful and far more unique than the carbon and metal, look no further than a Calfee Bamboo.