• This is not just a cool bike. It is appropriate for everyday use and for racing. The vibration damping is a performance advantage on longer rides. Each frame is built to order and every frame is a unique. Tubes are selected for the weight of the rider. The geometry of the frame can be any of our usual geometries: Pro, Tri or Cross. Custom frames can also be made.
  • Details. The bike is made from Bamboo that has been smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting. Lugs are available in carbon fiber or hemp fiber, for the all-natural look.
  • Finish. Black Bamboo has natural oil that simply gets rubbed with a cloth to obtain a beautiful, semi-gloss finish. We treat it with Tung oil to seal it up. Clearcoats and paints won't stick to it. Occasional wiping down with a Tung oil is advised to maintain the beautiful finish.
  • Awards. Calfee Bamboo bikes have won awards for Best Road Bike, Best Off-Road Bike and Peoples' Choice Award at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. A Calfee Bamboo bike won 1st place in the open class at the Great Western Bicycle Rally's Concourse d'Elegance show.
Available in these geometries:
Bamboo Bike Features:
  • Amazing Vibration Damping - Even better than Carbon fiber!
  • High performance frame. Weighs about 4 pounds but has good stiffness.
  • Crash tolerant. Bamboo is a lot of tougher than most people realize.
  • 10 year warranty
  • Looks cool! A work of art!

Ken Runyan's Ironman Bike: