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The Bamboo Bikes


Eerlijke Kansen offers bamboo bikes in the Netherlands.

Bamboo is:

  • strong: strength is comparable to steel see this video;
  • light, absorbs vibrations and therefor is a very smooth ride;
  • suitable to make very stiff frames;
  • the most eco-friendly and useful renewable resource on the planet. During production no CO2 is beiong produced (like during the production of steel and aluminium) but CO2 is reduced and Oxygen is produced!
  • doens't corrode like steel and aluminium;
  • frames can be made almost without electrical power tools(!);
  • frames are made using locally grown bamboo.

The CO2 produced during transportation of the frames is being compensated for by EerlijkeKansen. Therefor these bamboo bikes are the first climate-friendly, zero-emission bicycle on the Dutch market.

Besides a fair price for the frames, the builder gets access to his personal development fund that is credited with €50 per frame. This money can be used to invest in his own development. He can buy tools for his workshop from this money, pay for tuition fees for himself, his wife or children or invest in the future of his company.

Of course all this costs money. Despite this, the price of bamboo bikes in the Netherlands has dropped significantly because of the fact these frames are made in Africa rather than in the USA. Example: the price for a Calfee design mountainbike was €4700,- EXclusive VAT in the Netherlands. Now the bamboosero mountainbike costs €1999,- INclusive VAT.

Testreports of professional bikejournalists can be found here and here.

Prices:

Frame: € 999,- including V.A.T. and 5 year warranty.

Complete bike: from € 1099,- including V.A.T. and 3 year warranty.

Convinced? Book a testdrive or send and email!