Workers building bamboo bikes in Ghana
A bamboo bike on the job in Ghana
A bamboo cargo bike built in Ghana
A client's Calfee Design Bamboo triathlon bike
The Calfee Design Bamboo road racing bike
The Calfee Design Bamboo mountain bike
We’ve seen bikes with frames made out of aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, and even IsoTruss tubes, but bamboo? Well yes, actually, we saw some here in Gizmag just last May. Back then, we were looking at some fairly basic city bikes built by Brazilian designer Flavio Deslandes. This time around the bamboo bikes are decidedly higher-end creations, built by Californian designer Craig Calfee, of Calfee Design. Although these bikes are definitely high-end, he’s also working on using bamboo to provide employment and cheap transportation for the people of Ghana.
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