zuri: handcrafted african bamboo road bikes zuri: handcrafted african bamboo road bikes
jul 26, 2012

zuri: handcrafted african bamboo road bikes

‘zuri’ handcrafted bamboo road bikes ‘zuri urban city road bike’ model

 

 

german bicycle manufacturer zuri is a company that specializes in building handcrafted road bikes in africa out of locally harvested bamboo. the brand is dedicated to provide a sustainable, unique and stylish form of transportation for the new urban generation. with production based out of africa, they have teamed up with experienced bamboo frame builders zambikes, to focus on creating new jobs and opening opportunitiesfor local production in zambia. the management practices of zuri implement fair and honest paying wages that in turn create postitive social and working conditions.

 

 

with four models tailored to different cyclist demographics, each frame undertakes a tedious harvesting and drying process that can last from two to three years. the selection of a slow growing bamboo species results in high density and surface hardness, maintaining the ability to become fully water impermeable, waterproof and imperishable against chemicals and fire. the tensile strength and fracture stability of bamboo partially exceeds that of common construction steel – while having a superior load capacity-to-weight ratio. the material has an extremely flexible and cross aligned fiber structure similar to carbon that ultimately prevents an immediate failure of a tube.

 

 

urban city road bike frame detail

 

 

 


urban city road bike frame detail
 
 
 

urban city road bike detail

 

 

 

urban fixie road bike front handle bar view

 

 

bamboo frame detail

 

 
clockwise from top left:
zuri urban fixie; zuri urban city; zuri jungle; zuri speed
 
 
 
 

urban city road bike 

 

 

urban city road bike

 

 

urban city road bike

 

 

 

urban city road bike

 

 

urban fixie road bike

 

 

urban fixie road bike

 

 

urban fixie road bike

 

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