NAHBS 2012 – Boo Cycles’ Bamboo Cyclocross, Road, “Exogrid” & Scoot Bike

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo road bike with internal brake cables

Boo Cycles had some trick new features on their frames, from hidden cables to massive head tubes to an all new carbon fiber “exogrid” style tube. Their road, cyclocross and mountain bike frames now have a full 1.5″ head tube. The benefit is that you can run any fork you want, whether it’s tapered or straight, thin or fat. For the mountain bike, that means you can run a Lefty with no adapters.

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo road bike with internal brake cables

This road bike had Ultegra Di2 along with a very trick internal brake cable run. Because it used an integrated seat mast, the cable could run straight out the back. Designer Nick Frey said he was concerned about the severe bend in the housing coming out the back, but they used segmented cable housing and it felt pretty smooth.

Another change on this bike is a new full carbon seat tube, something also seen on…

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo carbon fiber exo grid weave

…his new carbon fiber grid frame. Besides looking killer, it stiffens things up a bit.

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo carbon fiber exo grid weave

Who needs aero tubes when you’ve got such a sweet looking bike?

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo cyclocross bike

You might recognize their cyclocross bikes from our Road to NAHBS post.

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo cyclocross bike

Check out the bamboo headset spacers.

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo carbon fiber exo grid weave

Nothing like a carbon fiber and bamboo balance bike for your little ones.

NAHBS 2012 Boo Cycles bamboo bicycle details

Little details help make their bikes really stand out. The carbon/bamboo handlebar with massive bamboo stem on the commuter was pretty slick.

Comments

Evan - 03/03/12 - 5:53pm

Super cool bikes!

tim o - 03/03/12 - 10:45pm

Carbon seat tube, carbon external reinforcement- one of these days, someone will make an all-carbon frame…

Nick Frey - 03/03/12 - 10:52pm

Tim, the goal is the ultimate combination of bamboo for supple/lively ride and carbon for all-out stiffness.

awesome guy - 03/03/12 - 11:48pm

Love the boo cross. Absolutely love it.

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