Specially designed machine is on show at the Design Museum bamboo aero bike What material is your bike made from? Carbon, aluminium, steel? How about bamboo? It might sound odd, but according to the Bamboo Bicycle Club, bamboo has the ideal properties for bike construction, and has chosen to show these off by producing the “world’s most advanced” bamboo bicycle.
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The bike, which has been specially produced for the Design Museum’s current exhibition on bicycle design , has all the features you’d expect to see on a top of the range carbon aero bike, inclusing aerofoil tube shapes for the seat tube and down tube, plus a tapered top tube for improved comfort. And this hasn’t just been put together to look aero, with the company using CAD (computer-aided design) modelling to decide the tube shapes. Creating an aero bamboo bike is a complicated process The bike has then been finished off with a carbon seatpost, fork and integrated carbon bars, deep section aero wheels , and a Shimano Ultegra mechanical groupset .
Although this bike won’t be going on sale, the company sell a variety […]