sustainable bamboo bikes for urban streets by guapa
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sep 12, 2013
sustainable bamboo bikes for urban streets by guapa


sustainable bamboo bikes for urban streets by guapa
all images courtesy of guapa

 

 

 

made predominantly from bamboo, these sustainable bikes by english bicycle company guapa are influenced from technologies used in extreme sports such as surfing and wake-boarding. combining both ergonomics and aesthetic qualities, the frames are constructed from bamboo – one of the world’s fastest growing plants – along with carbon to create a riding experience that is smooth, yet stiff and responsive. intended for use in urban environments the first series features a single speed bike and a dutch town bike. guapa’s eco-friendly design aims to eventually reduce the use of carbon-fiber, substituting it with different materials to create a more complete, sustainable bicycle.

 

 


side view of the guapa bike, which is made from a combination of bamboo and carbon

 

 


the design is influenced by technologies used in extreme sports such as surfing and wake-boarding

 

 


detail of the crank (left) and rear stays (right)

 

 


detail of the seat stay (left) and second rear stays

 

 


rear wheel

 

 


guapa bike outside impact ready

 

 


guapa bike in covent garden

 

 

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