Montane's Stormrider in for next issue's waterproof jacket group test. Sorry about the sideways pic - can't work out what's going wrong!
Montane Velocity ladies jacket.
Giro ladies glove. Modeled by a lady.
Finish Line lubes 'n' stuff. Including ceramic-ness.
More gloves from Giro.
The red one is Madison's Stellar ladies jacket.
Sideways Benji modeling a Madison Evo jacket.
More useful stuff for bike builds - post-to-post disc brake mount from Shimano.
Calfee Mountain bike.
Yes, it is made from bamboo (mostly).
The bamboo is heat treated for six months to prevent splitting.
It's joined together with hemp fibre and tung oil.
Different thickness "tubing" is available for different rider weights/preferences.
Different shades of bamboo are available too. This one is one of the darker ones.
A lacquer is applied all over for the finish.
Sunline are now doing seat posts. Here's one for Benji's Decade Virsa bike build.
Sunline's "modern classic" V2 OS riser bar in black. Again, for Benji's Virsa.
Posted on: September 7, 2009
AlexSimon said on September 7, 2009
Wow – I’ll be looking forward to ride reports of the Bamboo bike!
kiwijohn said on September 7, 2009
Love the cable guide on the Calfee.
Ian Munro said on September 7, 2009
I looking forward to seeing more of those nice strappy gold spd shoes out on the trails.
montylikesbeer said on September 7, 2009
bamboo what ever next………………reed full sus
Benji Haworth said on September 7, 2009
Ian – I’m afraid they’re flatties (with sticky Stealth rubber sole) 😉
BillOddie said on September 7, 2009
Through the Grinder
Calfee Bamboo bike.
vit-t said on September 7, 2009
feeling drawn towards the bike, very odd.
How will it cope with the heat from the rear disk?
myheadsashed said on September 7, 2009
Looks like the seat stay is cracked above the brake bridge…..is it me!!!
I think that’s just a join in the bamboo
elaine anne said on September 7, 2009
jeepers, if you pull a big wheelie and land hard ,wont the bamboo crack ?… lol
Admanmatt said on September 8, 2009
Isn’t Tung oil cruel to reap?
0range5 said on February 21, 2010
If anyone’s interested in the Calfee bamboo bike, I’ve just had a day’s test ride & there’ll be a review on http://www.chasingtrails.com towards the end of next week. I’m not associated with the importers, so the review is impartial & my honest opinion, but without writing the whole lot here I can say I really liked the bike.
0range5 said on March 5, 2010
@elaine anne “jeepers, if you pull a big wheelie and land hard ,wont the bamboo crack ?… lol”
– see review on http://www.chasingtrails.com/home/mtb-kit for pics in the air. It didn’t break, felt solid. The bamboo is heat treated so it doesn’t crack or split like green stuff might.
Which of these bikes do you aspire to own next?
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