Bamboo framed fixed wheel and single speed bikes are now being imported by UK company, RAW Bamboo Bikes, who already sell high-end bamboo road and mountain bikes.
The new additions to RAW’s range are made in California by new bike builders Masuelli, and locally grown bamboo is used to build the frames. The bikes are built as single speed city or track bikes, with the extra options of a fixed or coaster wheelset. The ‘All Black’ track bike is £1,200, with colour custom builds starting from £1,500.
These bikes are built to order - including the colour of the fibreglass lugs, coloured seat posts, bars and wheelsets. The build up can include a high spec internal geared system, hydraulic brakes, or simple fixed gear.
The bamboo is joined with fibreglass, which gives a clean and natural look, but dyes can be added in any colour to match the parts of the rest of the bike, or to create a multi coloured bike. The customer can even have their name on the frame.
RAW are based in the North of England, and the bikes are available to test ride on request.