Featured here are some killer bamboo frames by WebbWorks, a manufacturer in Thailand. WebbWorks was founded in 2008 by Phil Webb, previously an engineer for Michelin Research. After resigning from his position, he moved to Thailand. While living there, he gained greater knowledge of bamboo as a material. This knowledge is harnessed in the construction of bicycle frames. Phil’s mission is to give back to the people he lives with. Community ties are said to be tightened in the creation of these frames.
Phil’s bamboo know-how has been passed down from previous generations in the area. Primarily two local species of bamboo are used, each species equal in strength but with slightly different characteristics. Although made mostly from bamboo, these frames also have carbon reinforcements.
WebbWorks currently stocks four frames – the Monsoon CX pictured above, the Thai Silk road frame, the Hilltribe mountain/urban frame, and a Curry track frame. Pricing is $1,199 standard for all. WebbWorks is increasing production and now has a North American distribution center in Greenville, SC. Their website will be updated soon with geometries, detailed pricing, and more.
Click after the break for pics of the Monsoon CX Frame, the Thai Silk, the Hilltribe, and a custom build…
Thai Silk – Ideal For Road
Hilltribe – Ideal for Mountain or Urban
Here we have makers Phil Webb and Meechai from Lahu Hilltribe People Group after Meechai completed his first Hilltribe frame.
The Gang – Some Custom Goodness
Features internal hub with shaft drive, some fun rims, disc brakes, and more.