Mountain Bikes

Made for the dirt, this bike will go head to head with any hardtail on the market. Tested on the trails of Africa, it comes with disc brake mounts and a slightly heavier construction for great crash tolerance. The bamboo absorbs washboard surfaces better than any other material.
All of our frames are made from bamboo that has been cured to prevent splitting. We finish the bamboo frames with an automotive quality polyurethane that functions as a vapor barrier and allows the frame to be maintained as they would a carbon frame.
Lugs are made of locally found fiber that has been tested for strength. Ride quality is superb, smooth over the rough stuff yet stiff where it counts.

Designed for use with an 80 – 100 mm travel suspension fork.  They are available with horizontal dropouts or an optional eccentric bottom bracket for converting to singlespeed or internally geared hub use.

Frames weight varies.

Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm

Fork steerer tube: 1 1/8"

Front derailleur clamp: 35 mm

Max tire size: 2.25"

Currently in stock:

 

View the Mountain Bikes frame geometry Chart

 

 

 

 

 

SRAM 8 spd Mountain economy build

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Sram x-3 8 speed
F/D Sram x-7 triple
Headset FSA th-855 1 1/8″
BB Sram Standard
Cranks Sram x-5 34/50
Front Brake Avid BB-5 N/A
Rear Brake Avid BB-5 N/A
Shifters Sram x-4 trigger 8 speed
Cassette Sram Pg 820 11 thru 32
Chain Sram Pg 850 8 speed
Bar FSA V Drive Riser Bar
Stem FSA OS 190 100mm
Tires WTB VelociRapter 700x23c
Wheelset Handspun Alex DP30/Sram x7
Seatpost FSA SL-280 27.2/240
Grips Oury Black Grips N/A
Saddle WTB Speed V N/A
Fork Rock Shox XC30TK
Tubes Q Tubes


Mountain Bike Shimano SLX

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Shimano SLX 9 Speed
F/D Shimano SLX triple
Headset FSA Pig 1 1/8″
BB Shimano Standard
Cranks Shimano SLX 9 Speed
Front Brake Avid BB7 N/A
Rear Brake Avid BB7 N/A
Shifters Shimano SLX  Speed
Cassette Shimano Deore 11 thru 32
Chain Shimano HG 73 9 Speed
Bar FSA V Drive Riser Bar
Stem FSA OS 150 100mm
Tires WTB VelociRapter 700x23c
Wheelset Handspun Deore XT Mavic 719
Seatpost FSA SL 280 27.2/240
Grips Oury Black N/A
Saddle WTB Speed V N/A
Fork Rock Shox Reba RL
Tubes Q Tubes
Levers Avid FR 5


Mountain Bike Sram X-9 10 Speed

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Sram X-9 10 Speed
F/D Sram X-9 triple
Headset FSA Orbit 1 1/8″
BB Sram Standard
Cranks Sram X-9 10 Speed Triple
Front Brake Avid Elixer 3 N/A
Rear Brake Avid Elixer 3 N/A
Shifters Sram X-9 10 Speed
Cassette Sram PG 1050 11 thru 32
Chain Sram PG 1031 10 Speed
Bar Titec Carbon Riser Bar
Stem FSA OS 150 100mm
Tires WTB VelociRapter 700x23c
Wheelset Sun Ringle Black Flag Expert
Seatpost FSA XC 190 27.2/240
Grips Ergon Bio Cork N/A
Saddle WTB Speed V N/A
Fork Rock Shox Reba RL
Tubes Q Tubes


Mountain Bike 9 speed build

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Sram x-7 9 speed
F/D Sram x-7 triple
Headset FSA Pig 1 1/8″
BB Sram Standard
Cranks Sram x-7 MTB Triple
Front Brake Avid BB5 N/A
Rear Brake Avid BB5 N/A
Shifters Sram x-7
Cassette Sram PG 950 11 thru 32
Chain Sram PG 951 9 Speed
Bar FSA V Drive Riser Bar
Stem FSA OS 190 100mm
Tires WTB VelociRapter 700x23c
Wheelset Handspun X-9/ No tubes Arch
Seatpost FSA SL-280 27.2/240
Grips Oury Black Grips N/A
Saddle WTB Speed V N/A
Fork Rock Shox Recon Solo Air TK
Tubes Q Tubes
Levers Avid FR-5


Shimano XT 10 spd Mountain Bike Build

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Shimano XT 10 Speed
F/D Shimano XT triple
Headset FSA Orbit 1 1/8″
BB Shimano Standard
Cranks Shimano XT 10 Speed
Front Brake Avid Elixer 3 N/A
Rear Brake Avid Elixer 3 N/A
Shifters Shimano XT 10 Speed
Cassette Shimano XT 11 thru 32
Chain Shimano HG94 9 Speed
Bar Titec Carbon Riser Bar
Stem FSA OS 150 100mm
Tires WTB VelociRapter 700x23c
Wheelset Handspun Deore XT Mavic 719
Seatpost FSA SL 280 27.2/240
Grips Ergon Bio Cork N/A
Saddle WTB Speed V N/A
Fork Rock Shox Reba RL
Tubes Q Tubes

 

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"Yeah, its a sweet ride. I took it yesterday on that 27 mile ride to Mt. Vernon and back. Leaped up hills, cruised the flats... and I am sure there were some roadies I could have smoked had I had the room and inclination. That is how versatile this bike is. Its sort of funny really... I haven't ridden my Cannondale road bike since I got the Bamboosero and I am worried it will no longer be anywhere near as fun or comfortable to ride. Such a hard biking life if that is my biggest issue! Cheers, "

George

 

 

"In short: I love the ride quality of my bike! It's way better than my old full-suspension aluminum bike. It's lighter, easier and more comfortable to ride. Also the fact that I know someone has spent many hours building it by hand gives me a good feeling. It makes the bike more valuable to me than a 'factory'-frame. My bike is from the Philippines and I know this helps poor or rural communities so that's an added value to me."

Joep Van Ginderen

 

 

"Most of my cycling experience with biking during the past several years has been with small-wheel, suspended bikes as the Brompton and Moulton. Certainly some of the ride experience I'm enjoying with the Bamboosero is due to wider, larger wheels, but there is definitely an almost indescribable fluidity to the ride of the bamboo. I feel the road surface perfectly and yet it is almost without shock, and allows a confidence I've not felt with regular suspended bikes. Only problem with it is the nut between the ears thinking he's in his 20's again and getting too near the edge too soon. But long live the 'Type G(od) Carbon Fibre Bicycle!'

Gary Batterson MSG, USA, Ret. And Livin' Large