Road Bikes

 


Road frame

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.

The first Bamboosero model to be raced, this bike is designed around classic European road racing geometry. The bamboo absorbs vibration exceptionally well and is suitable for the roughest of roads. The frame is designed to be plenty stiff for the average sized rider of a given frame size. The wide range of sizes offered allows you to get one that fits perfectly. They come with horizontal dropouts allowing for singlespeed or internally geared hub use and are built with a brake bridge for standard reach caliper brakes. You may also select a disc brake setup with vertical dropouts. This frame can accommodate a rack and fenders.

Frames weight varies from frame to frame.

Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm

Fork steerer tube: 1 1/8"

Front derailleur clamp: 35 mm

Max tire size: 25 mm - Some frames allow a 28mm tire width

View the Road Bike frame geometry chart

Stock Items:

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SRAM Apex Road Build

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Sram Apex 10 speed – Long Cage
F/D Sram Apex Double
Headset Cane Creek 40 1 1/8 Upgrade to Chris King for $85
BB Sram Standard
Cranks Sram Apex Compact – Any Length
Front Brake Avid Apex N/A
Rear Brake Avid Apex N/A
Shifters Sram Apex  N/A
Cassette Sram PG 1050 11 thru 32
Chain Sram PG 1051 10 speed
Bar FSA Omega TBD
Stem FSA OS 190 TBD
Tires Michelin Lithion 700x23c
Wheelset Easton Road wheels
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon 27.2
Grips Lizard Sking Black 1.8
Saddle Selle Italia Sl Carbonio Flow N/A
Fork TBD
Tubes Q Tubes

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SRAM Force Road Bike

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Sram Force 10 Speed
F/D Sram Force 34.9
Headset Cane Creek 40 1 1/8 Upgrade to Chris King for $85
BB Sram Standard
Cranks Sram Force Compact – Any Length
Front Brake Avid Force Black
Rear Brake Avid Force Black
Shifters Sram Force Double
Cassette Sram PG 1070 10 Speed
Chain Sram PG 1071 10 Speed
Bar FSA Omega TBD
Stem FSA OS 190 TBD
Tires Michelin Lithion 700×23
Wheelset Easton EA50 Road
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon 27.2
Grips Lizard Skins Black 1.8
Saddle Selle Italia Sl Carbonio Flow N/A
Fork  N/A
Tubes Q Tubes
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SRAM Rival Road Build

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Sram Rival 10 speed –  Long Cage
F/D Sram Rival Double
Headset Cane Creek 40 1 1/8 Upgrade to Chris King for $85
BB Sram Standard
Cranks Sram Rival Compact – Any Length
Front Brake Avid Rival N/A
Rear Brake Avid Rival N/A
Shifters Sram Rival
Cassette Sram PG 1050 11 thru 32
Chain Sram PG 1051 10 speed
Bar FSA Omega TBD
Stem FSA OS 190 TBD
Tires Michelin Lithion 700x23c
Wheelset Easton Road Wheels
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon 27.2
Grips Lizard Skin Black 1.8
TBD
Tubes Q Tubes

Please see in stock items@www.bamboosero.myshopify.com  

Shimano Ultegra Road

Make Model Size/Other
R/D Shimano Ultegra 10 speed
F/D Shimano Ultegra 34.9
Headset Cane Creek 40  1 1/8 Upgrade to Chris King for $85
BB Shimano Ultegra Standard
Cranks Shimano Ultegra Compact – Any Length
Front Brake Shimano Ultegra Grey
Rear Brake Shimano Ultegra Grey
Shifters Shimano Ultegra Double
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 10speed
Chain Shimano Ultegra 10 speed
Bar FSA Omega TBD
Stem FSA OS 190 TBD
Tires Michelin Lithion 700×23
Wheelset Easton EA70 Road
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon 27.2
Grips Lizard Skins Black 2.5
Saddle Selle Italia Sl Carbonio Flow TBD
Fork TBD
Tubes Q Tubes
Please see in stock items@www.bamboosero.myshopify.com

Shimano 105 Road Build
Make Model Size/Other
R/D Shimano 105 10 speed – Mid Cage
F/D Shimano 105 34.9 or Braze On
Headset Cane Creek 40 1 1/8 Upgrade to Chris King for $85
BB Shimano Standard
Cranks Shimano 105 Compact – Any Length
Front Brake Shimano 105 Black
Rear Brake Shimano 105 Black
Shifters Shimano 105 Double
Cassette Shimano 105 10 speed 11-27
Chain Shimano 105 10 speed
Bar FSA Omega TBD
Stem FSA OS 190 TBD
Tires Michelin Lithion 700×23
Wheelset Easton Road wheels Road
Seatpost FSA SLK Carbon 27.2
Grips Lizard Skins Black 1.8
Saddle Selle Italia Sl Carbonio Flow  N/A
Fork  TBD
Tubes Q Tubes

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"I had a beautiful 25 mile ride this morning before church services (I am a Lutheran pastor). It is smooth, comfortable and quick--average speed 17.9 mph. My average speed is up about 2 mph over the Madone. That may have to do more with excitement over the new bike, but it is definitely a smoother ride."

Robert Jones

 

 

"First impressions are good - stiffness will not be a problem as I actually found it very stiff compared to my current bikes. I also thought it rode very smoothly and felt solid as well. I expected to be quite conscious of the fact that it's bamboo and compensate my riding accordingly but I actually found that after the initial few minutes I basically forgot about it and just enjoyed riding a nice bike - the fact that it was bamboo was almost incidental which is how it should be."

Brendan Millar

 

 

Distance: 4,368.9miles (7,281.5km)
Bamboo bike1 record (before accident): 2,979.3miles,
2010/9/10-10/28
Bamboo bike2 record (after accident): 1,389.6miles,
2010/11/11-12/6

Start/Goal: from Bamboosero in Santa Cruz, CA
to Bamboobikestudio in Brooklyn, NYC

"The bamboo bike rides really nicely-stiff like aluminum, probably due to the oversize tubes, er, sticks, but more muted like a nice steel frame. There is not much springiness, though, like you would find in steel or titanium bumps and blips and waves in the pavement don't twang or resonate or bounce like in some frames made of those metals.
Hits are not as sharp, nor do they have that hard, stomping-on-a-rock bone-jarring feel of a big-diameter aluminum frame.
I don't know how to explain this, it's like talking about music...you have to use words that are relative to other things. Like 'blue,' a color, is understood to mean 'sad' or 'melancholy' in music. This bike feels a little transparent-it's tough to pin a character onto it, though. 'Alive,' maybe?
Perhaps because the frame is made from an organic substance-it feels like it is actually working on its own, maybe pushing back against hits. Power transfer is great-it doesn't hesitate in a jump, doesn't seem to flex unfavorably, doesn't creak or groan. Perfect alignment; I can let go and sit up and it goes right straight ahead, no bobbles or wobbles or leaning or arm waving, it goes right where I look."

Paul Altenhofen (Calfee Bamboo Bike January 2008)
"[My] initial concerns before riding the bike would have been the geometry, balance, and alignment of an imperfect material of non man made origin. [I] envisioned riding in non intentional circles, serpentine like patterns of [my] path left behind, or wobbles from flawed geometry. Not the case. The bike tracks perfectly. It has tight maneuverable handling with a feeling of crisp flowing exuberance."

Braxton Dutton