I'm curiously interested in buying a bamboo bike for use as a Sunday road bike, and I'm just wondering whether they're suitable:
- Strength at high speed? I live near Parbold, which has nice hill for climbing and of course speeding down. So my question is whether the bike would hold together at 40mph+?
- Durability in the wet? The UK has some miserable weather. I accept that the bike would be like a suede jacket, and not something to be caught in the rain with!
- Weight - found a quote of a 60cm road frame weighs just under 2.5 kilos. I think that's substantially more than carbon or my titanium road bike frame.
- Joints - Would you go for a bike frame with steel interlocking joints or bamboo throughout?
These are the two manufacturers I'm looking at:
As a note, this is for fun, I just want to be safe. I fully acknowledge that I won't be winning races on this bike, but not being dropped from the peloton would be good!