‘Bamboobee Revolution Lifestyle 01’ by bamboobeeall images courtesy of bamboobee




three years ago, ah sun chuah built his first bamboo bicycle and completed a solo cycling expedition around central asia, covering 3,792 miles (6,103km).


riding on tough terrains during the expedition revealed a lot about riding comfort, bamboo as a raw material and bicycle design principles. it was also pleasantly surprising at how a natural material like bamboo can break language barriers to create conversations and bring people together. the experiences during my expedition led to the creation of a range of affordable and stylish bamboo bicycles, tapping on the natural dampening property of the sustainable timber to offer a magic carpet-like riding experience. it is his wish to enable everyone to enjoy the breeze in their faces as they cycle down their favorite street with their family and friends, having meaningful conversations on a natural bicycle.


It has been 3 years of constant trial and error, research and tests which has led to a certain confidence in the new range of technology-infused natural handcrafted bicycles: ‘you have to ride it to believe it.’ the designers at bamboobee have come out with an in-house technology, a honey infusion that prevents bamboo from cracking, solving the world’s most common problem for bamboo-craft. The aesthetic value will last and therefore consumers can appreciate the products for generations to come. the first application of the technology is in the ‘bamboobee bicycle’. taking an old idea with a twist, it is the world’s first nature and technology-based handcrafted bicycle that brings you simplicity and happiness.



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