ABOUT THE MATERIAL

Used as an earthquake and cyclone-resistant material by the construction industry, bamboo is one of the strongest plants on the earth. Other than sharing quite the same mechanical properties than steal, working with bamboo has the advantage of not emitting GES at all. This is why, as an E-CORPS, we decided to start building bamboo bicycles.

FROM BALINESE BAMBOO TO YOUR BICYCLE

BAMBOO HARVEST

Our bamboo suppliers are located in Bali, nearby EWABI’s workshop. Finding the right bamboo is crucial, that is why they are providing us a bamboo with nice shapes, beautiful appearances and a certain level of thickness.

 

DRYING AND TREATING BAMBOO

After cutting it at the right size, we send our bamboo to PT Bamboo pure, a factory specialized in bamboo treatment. After the borax treatment, the bamboo tubes are dried in our solar oven for about three weeks. This long process create the durability of our bamboo.

BUILDING THE FRAME

After choosing the right sizes, we fit them all together in our custom-made Jig to be sure that all of our models share the same geometry. Composed by a steal extrusion structure, the jig holds every part in place before fixing the bamboo tubes to the aluminum parts with resin. 

WRAPPING PROCESS

To get resistant bicycles, the ties between bamboo and aluminum are wrapped with a mix of rami (natural fiber), resin and hardener. Once the resin dried, we obtain a nice and tough bamboo frame, ready for every situation.  

POLISHING AND ASSEMBLE

The last step to build a bamboo frame is the finishing : bamboo frames have to be sand and polished, especially around the ties. This process takes 50 hours per bikes ! 

Every frame we build are handmade in 8 days on average. Whether you want to visit our workshop or to have some informations about how to build your own bamboo bike, don’t hesitate to contact us !