IB13: Boo Bikes to get Fat This Winter with Stock and Custom Bamboo Fatbikes
Part aluminum, part bamboo, Aluboo bikes are now available in size fat. Joining in on the fatbike craze, Boo bikes is staking their claim with a fat tired version of their metal-bamboo hybrids.
If that wasn’t enough, they also built a one off fatbike for a customer where the sky was the limit. Check out both bamboo big bikes after the break!
Built on their lugged aluminum bamboo design, the Aluboo bikes feature full length bamboo tubes for the top, bottom, and seat tubes that are bonded into aluminum lugs with aluminum stays. The Aluboo fatbike has clearance for 4.8 Buds on 100mm rims thanks to a 170mm QR rear axle and 122mm pressfit BB.
Up front there is a tapered head tube that will see an aluminum alloy fork design of their own for production.
Front derailleurs will need to use a clamp on adapter while the pressfit BB will accept standard 100mm fatbike cranks. An Aluboo frame, fork, and headset will go for $895 as do all of the Aluboo framesets, with the bike pictures here weighing in at a claimed 30lbs.
More impressive, but not slated for production was this crazy bamboo fatbike complete with a carbon seat mast that was a custom build for a customer.
Carbon, bamboo, and ti? Yup, it’s all there. While the frame features carbon sections including the seat mast bonded into bamboo tubes, the front end of the bike is all ti with a Black Sheep truss fork and handle bar.
A King headset holds together the front end with the one piece bar/stem from Black Sheep up top.
Of course there is a belt drive and a Rohloff in there too!
Instead of building Rohloff compatibility into the frame, the hub is attached to a Monkey Bone post mount disc brake adapter. Want one of these bikes for yourself? Give Boo Bikes a call, but don’t forget your wallet!