Carbon fiber is out, bamboo is in

25 04 2008

Feast your eyes on the latest in cycling technology: a race frame made out of bamboo (that’s right, bamboo). Meet Nick Frey, US collegiate time trial champ and freshly minted pro who’s racing and promoting bamboo bikes. Commenting on his bamboo bike, Nick says it “is like wearing comfortable loafers and having the efficiency of track spikes.” That’s because bamboo offers better “stiffness (for power efficiency) and compliance (for vibration dampening)” says bike designer Craig Calfee. I can’t wait to try this out.

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25 04 2008
Nick Frey

Thanks for the post, Tom! If you want some more information on our bikes and our plans for the next year, just shoot me an email!

25 04 2008
Tom Van Hout

Thanks, Nick. I’ll do my best to spread the sol cycles gospel in Belgium.

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