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    Gravel Rash King jonomc's Avatar
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    Bamboo bike

    Got a chance to have a quick blast on one of these 2day.

    http://www.bamboobike.co/bamboo-mountain-bikes/

    It's a really nice ride, the geometry is a bit too xc for my liking, but the ride is a bit like a really short travel full sus, but not in a spongy rubbish sort of way. Oh and it's really light (~22lb).

    The downside, Oh are they expensive, frame will set you back 1000!!!!

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    There is a couple of pandas nearish here, would not dare go past them on one

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    Wonder if dry rot or wood worm are a problem??
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    Where's the Bamboo seatpost, Bamboo fork stantions and Bamboo extra wide handlebars?

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    When I was in Singapore, they used bamboo as scaffolding up to five stories high, so its a very strong material (for grass).
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    It has a higher tensile strength that steel cabling too. Really awesome material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xendistar View Post
    Wonder if dry rot or wood worm are a problem??
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    Now they make base layers out of bamboo, you could have matching bike and clothing.

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    I saw one of these in Cycling weekly, it pooked **** UGLY! Sorry to rain on the parade but it is one serious munter!!!
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    everyone to his/her own, but no I don't think this one is for me?

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