Fresh Goods

by Tom dB 13

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'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.
Montane Velocity ladies jacket.

Giro ladies glove. Modeled by a lady.
Giro ladies glove. Modeled by a lady.

Finish Line lubes 'n' stuff. Including ceramic-ness.
Finish Line lubes 'n' stuff. Including ceramic-ness.

More gloves from Giro.
More gloves from Giro.

The red one is Madison's Stellar ladies jacket.
The red one is Madison's Stellar ladies jacket.

Sideways Benji modeling a Madison Evo jacket.
Sideways Benji modeling a Madison Evo jacket.

More useful stuff for bike builds - post-to-post disc brake mount from Shimano.
More useful stuff for bike builds - post-to-post disc brake mount from Shimano.

Calfee Mountain bike.
Calfee Mountain bike.

Yes, it is made from bamboo (mostly).
Yes, it is made from bamboo (mostly).

The bamboo is heat treated for six months to prevent splitting.
The bamboo is heat treated for six months to prevent splitting.

It's joined together with hemp fibre and tung oil.
It's joined together with hemp fibre and tung oil.

Different thickness "tubing" is available for different rider weights/preferences.
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.
Different shades of bamboo are available too. This one is one of the darker ones.

A lacquer is applied all over for the finish.
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 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.
Sunline's "modern classic" V2 OS riser bar in black. Again, for Benji's Virsa.

Comments (13)

  1. Wow – I’ll be looking forward to ride reports of the Bamboo bike!

  2. Love the cable guide on the Calfee.

  3. I looking forward to seeing more of those nice strappy gold spd shoes out on the trails.

  4. bamboo what ever next………………reed full sus

  5. Ian – I’m afraid they’re flatties (with sticky Stealth rubber sole) 😉

  6. Through the Grinder
    Calfee Bamboo bike.

    It rotted.

  7. feeling drawn towards the bike, very odd.

    How will it cope with the heat from the rear disk?

  8. Looks like the seat stay is cracked above the brake bridge…..is it me!!!

  9. I think that’s just a join in the bamboo

  10. jeepers, if you pull a big wheelie and land hard ,wont the bamboo crack ?… lol

  11. Isn’t Tung oil cruel to reap?

  12. 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.

  13. @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.

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