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. Related posts Industry News Would you buy a cycling product that’s made by a firearms company? There’s a good chance you already have by Antony de Heveningham - 3 days ago Can’t Make iceBike? Here’s 7 Highlights To Feel Like You Were There Maaaan! by Wil Barrett - 3 days ago Online Feature Singletrack Editors’ Choice Awards 2017 – more winners! by Ross Demain - 7 days ago Fresh Goods Fresh Goods Friday 384 – Two bikes and a guitar! by Hannah Dobson - February 16, 2018 12:48 pm Online Feature The very best of 2017 – Chipps’ picks for the Singletrack Editors’ Choice Award by Chipps - February 15, 2018 10:24 am Fresh Goods Minty Fresh, Fresh Threads, Fresh Goods Friday 383 by Hannah Dobson - February 9, 2018 12:12 pm Comments (13) AlexSimon September 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm Wow – I’ll be looking forward to ride reports of the Bamboo bike! kiwijohn September 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm Love the cable guide on the Calfee. Ian Munro September 7, 2009 at 12:26 pm I looking forward to seeing more of those nice strappy gold spd shoes out on the trails. montylikesbeer September 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm bamboo what ever next………………reed full sus Benji Haworth September 7, 2009 at 12:40 pm Ian – I’m afraid they’re flatties (with sticky Stealth rubber sole) 😉 BillOddie September 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm Through the Grinder Calfee Bamboo bike. It rotted. vit-t September 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm feeling drawn towards the bike, very odd. How will it cope with the heat from the rear disk? myheadsashed September 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm Looks like the seat stay is cracked above the brake bridge…..is it me!!! Benji Haworth September 7, 2009 at 8:39 pm I think that’s just a join in the bamboo elaine anne September 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm jeepers, if you pull a big wheelie and land hard ,wont the bamboo crack ?… lol Admanmatt September 8, 2009 at 1:20 pm Isn’t Tung oil cruel to reap? 0range5 February 21, 2010 at 12:53 am 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 March 5, 2010 at 12:02 am @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. Comments are closed.