Bamboo bike

The bike is sponsored and donated by Ecoplanet Group, Oxford Brookes University, and Bikezone in Oxford, to raise awareness of the capacity of bamboo technology.Bamboo’s unique strength and flexibility offer a strong and vibration absorbant bike frame material. Thanks to co-designer Dr Shpend Gerguri* and co., the frame has recently passed stringent European testing standards.Bamboo’s unique strength and flexibility offer a strong and vibration absorbent frame material for bikes
Bamboo is a fast growing grass requiring significantly less land and water to grow than other trees, and can absorb up to 5 times more CO2 and release up to 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. It can be harvested after 4 – 5 years, and re-grows easily
*Dr Shpend Gerguri is one of 2 Oxford Brookes School of Technology academics who designed and engineered the bamboo bike frames and tested them during a competitive Craft Bike Transalp event.
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