bamboo offers sustainability
Are you ready to go cycling about on an armful of bamboo cane through rush-hour traffic? Sound crazy? Or does it sound ultra cool? We’re for the latter. In Asia bamboo is often used as scaffolding, and even to reinforce concrete, so it’s most certainly strong and of course super springy depending on the usage.
Do note that the bamboo has been grown responsibly in Taiwan’s Yushan national park, and hand-picked before being shipped to bike manufacturer Calfee’s California headquarters. It’s also smoked and heat treated, rather than chemically hardened. There are definite environmental benefits to using bamboo as a raw material: it grows extremely quickly, requires minimal pesticides and water and is a prolific producer of oxygen.
So, if you’re looking for a £1,000 – £3,000 eco-bike ride then click here: Eco Age