Jim has been riding bikes for decades. He's ridden every type of material under the sun. He also does the engraving work for Kent Eriksen Cycles, who make titanium bikes. Bamboo bikes are often compared to titanium bicycles as lightweight but more compliant than aluminum.
"I have to say I was blown away by how well the bike rode.
Fully ridgid with 38mm tires isn't optimal for trails...
especially the downhill one...
but the bamboo bike took it in stride.
It handles as well, or better, than any hardtail I've owned."
Shane (age 14) and his dad, Jim, built bamboo bikes side side in April. They live up in Steamboat Springs, CO with tons of single track and sent us an email excited to report the performance of Shane's bike!