They’re awfully pricey, but damned if I don’t want one of these bamboo-frame bikes.
personally I prefer fixing up old, interesting bikes for dirt cheap, but that’s a comparable price to other new bikes I’ve looked at.
oh, i thought it was gonna be some kind of motorized deer thing.
At first I was like “Bamboo bikes! Strong and cheap! Awesome!”
Then I was like “They’re $500! Strong and expensive! Just like every other bike not made in China! Not awesome!”
The beginning of the article sounds deplorably optimistic in terms of it’s price. I don’t really know anyone who would think $500 is cheap for a few pieces of bamboo with wheels attached…
You underestimate upper-middle-class white people in their desire to be green and show off just how green (and clever) they are. Some people ride their bikes to work just so they can tell all their coworkers that they’re so glad they aren’t killing the environment with a car. Imagine one of those guys discovering that they can one-up even fellow bikers by cutting down their carbon footprint even more because the bike’s made of bamboo.
Hey, I resemble that.
Though I am middle-class AND white, I drive my car to work because I’m too poor to afford a $500 bamboo bike.
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