Would you ride a bamboo bike?

by Kevin on February 14, 2011

Bryan McClelland, an entrepreneur in Manila, Philippines, is making bikes out of bamboo. Seems like a good idea as there is lots of bamboo available for a raw material. Some of the bike parts are made of metal. His claim is that bamboo has the same tensile strength as steel and a higher strength to weight ratio. He sells them for between 500 and 600 dollars. Check out the video below. So would you ride one of these bikes? I would.

Here is a link to their website.

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1 Jakeb February 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hey Kevin,
That’s a great Idea, I would buy one if the price of the bike was cheaper, or when oil hits $200 a barrel, which may be sooner than later. Thanks for sharing!


Kevin Smith Reply:

Hi Jakeb, I may be getting one sooner than later. Thanks for stopping by.


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