Bamboo Mountain Bike

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Bamboo has a greater tensile strength than steel. It can withstand compression better than concrete too. Bamboo grows up to 60 feet tall and it has the same width from bottom to top. As a result all the compression strength is needed to hold its own weight and tensile strength to bend in the wind without breaking. Calfee Design has started making bikes with bamboo and they want to grow the bamboo stalks in the right size for the bike frame components. That way they can go directly assembled into the bike.. It’s eco friendly since bamboo grows fast like a weed and can easily be sustainably harvested.

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