Calculus Bikes is the first South African Bike manufacturer building bamboo bikes. We decided to choose Bamboo as our frame building material of preference along with carbon fibre.
Nothing else comes to the lure of something as exotic as riding a bamboo bicycle. The ride characteristics of a bamboo frame are superior to aluminium or a full carbon frame due to its damping properties. The bamboo absorbs much more of the vibration from the road or mountain.
By using bamboo tubes and carbon fibre as lugs the best of both worlds are achieved: a light, stiff and responsive frame that absorbs the unwanted vibrations. These frames are truly the best that nature and technology can provide.