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Spreading Hope with every turn of the wheel.

Bamboo bicycles, really?

Made in Zambia, are you serious? YES! Since 2008, Zambikes has been producing high quality bamboo bicycle frames for export. The bamboo bike building techniques and technology has been in development for over a decade, and Zambikes has been able to harness that development, add value to it, and produce some of the best bamboo frames in the world. Zambikes has sent over 300 frames to more than 20 different countries worldwide. Check out some photo’s of the bikes around the world.

The best part about Bamboo bikes built in Zambia is that lives are being transformed with every frame. 1 frame = 5 Zambians employed. Chrispin now has a new house and food for his family. Danni can now open his grocery store and finish year 12 of school. Stain can now feed his 3 kids and take computer class. Buying this bamboo bike transforms lives in Zambia. Hear more stories of how Zambikes transforms lives.

Road Bike Specifications:

size top tube length seat tube angle chainstay length BB drop head tube angle head tube length
48 51.7 74.5 41.5 7 72.1 115
50 52.8 74.5 41.5 7 72.5 120
52 53.2 74 41.5 7 72.8 130
54 54.8 73.5 41.5 7 73 150
56 56 73.1 41.5 7 73.4 170
58 57.3 72.9 41.5 7 74 180
60 58.4 72.5 41.5 7 74 200
62 60.1 72.3 41.5 7 74.1 220
64 61.2 72 41.5 7 74.1 220
66 63 71.6 41.5 7 74.1 240

Frame Notes:

  • Road Bicycle Geometry
  • Strength to weight ratio for bamboo is stronger than any alloy
  • Bamboo has natural shock absorption
  • Bamboo is stiff and responsive

Frame Specifications:

  • 700c Wheel
  • 27.2 Seat Post
  • 130 mm Rear Wheel Spacing
  • 68 mm English Thread BB
  • 1.125" Head tube
  • 38 – 49 Short Reach Brake Caliper
  • Dropouts are slotted for chain adjustment (Fixie/ Single speed/ Internal Gear Hub)
  • Droupouts also have provision for derailleur

Check out what other people think about bamboo bikes:

Zambikes Bamboo Bikes Turn Heads In The U.S., Fight Poverty In Africa (pdf)

Bamboo bikes made in Zambia, sold around the world (pdf)

Interview with Vaughn Spethmann (pdf)

BBC Radio show on Bamboo bikes (mp3)

See more pics on how we build these mastercraft bamboo bicycles:

           

Check out our new 2012 Zambikes Bamboo Bike Brochure:

Brochure Front (pdf)

Brochure Back (pdf)


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