Thursday, April 9, 2009
Local. Organic. Bicycle?
Too bad we're not mountain biking 350 miles.
I don't even remember what I was looking for today when I came across this WIRED article about Craig Calfee, a bike shop owner dude in Santa Cruz (where else?) that is making bicycles out of BAMBOO! At $2,700 a pop, the frames are a bit pricey but probably totally worth it. The weight is apparently similar to aluminum, dressed up with titanium and carbon fiber components, but the performance is reportedly out of this world. And the environmental imprint - or lack thereof -would be hard to beat.