Q: Bamboo? Really?? A: Yes. The frame of the bike is made from a specific species of bamboo that is known for being light and incredibly strong. It is stronger and lighter than most alloy steels. Our frames are joined using either carbon fiber or hemp ,treated with an epoxy-resin. Bamboo has been used for hundreds of years as a structural material for houses and is commonly used for scaffolding.
Q: Why? A: Other than its ridiculously good looks? We think that riding a bike made from natural resource like bamboo doubles your eco-consciousness. Perhaps, one of the best qualities of our bikes is the smooth ride quality. Bamboo, with its dense cellulose structure actually dampens road vibration and is noticeably smoother on the road than bikes made from the usual materials (steel, aluminum, and some carbon bikes ).
Q: How is the frame made? A: The bamboo is specifically selected, heat-treated and joined using extremely strong natural fibers or synthetic material combined with an epoxy-resin. The frame is a sealed system using a combination of polyurethanes and varnishes that are designed to withstand extremely harsh environments.
Q.How much does a Bamboo Bicycle weighs.Due to custom nature of the bicycle that we built,weight can vary. However they are generally lighter than a steel and aluminium frame and slightly heavier than a carbon and titanium . However the comfort of ride does exceed all other materials. Bamboochi frames weighs approximately 1.7 kgs and upwards.
Q. How long a bamboo frame will last long?If you care for your bike as you would for a musical instrument,the materials used should suffer no ill effects for up to 10-15 years.If treat it like a pair of old willies however,the life span may be considerably shorter.
Q. Will the bamboo degrade over time?We've not experienced bamboo degrading. We stock bamboo species that are naturally resistant to degradation. If cared for and stored correctly, your frame will last for many years of smooth riding.
Q. Can I store my bamboo bicycle outside chained to fence ?Give your hand built pride and joy the love it deserves and set aside a dry spot indoors for your bamboo bike!
Q: What type of warranty do you offer? A: We offer a three year warranty on the frame against any manufacturing defects like bamboo cracking or splitting and any joint defect. The better you care for it, the longer it will last. We stand behind our product and take the utmost care in selecting the best bamboo and natural fibers for each bike.
Q: How do I order one? This is custom built product. Once you have determined your frame type (road/mountain/city) ,contact us by mail or telephone.
Q: What happens when I place the order?A: As soon as you place the order, we will contact you to further discuss the sizing and component kits. Price of the fully-built bicycle will depend upon your component selection and that price may vary. You have a choice of components for your bike to buy on your own or through us. We strongly believe in involving our customer in build up process as this develops bonding with this beautiful product. After this we will provide you with a final cost and a delivery date as to when you can expect your bike.
Q: How long does it take to get one?A: Typically, the build process can take 4-6 weeks depending on the production queue.
Q: How will I know that it will fit me?A: Through our sizing process (which might require some basic physical measurements of your body) we can assure that the bikes will fit you very well.
Q: I am not your average-sized person (over 6’2″ or over 100 kgs), can you build a bike for me?A: Absolutely! Depending on your height/weight requirements we can select from our bamboo stock and build you a frame that will be sturdy and comfortable enough for many, many miles.
Q: I am still uneasy about ordering a Bamboochi bicycle. Can I contact someone?A: Absolutely!! Bamboo bikes are huge passion for us and we love to talk about them. The best way to reach us is via email by using the below given contact form. If speaking is best, we’ll setup a time to connect.