2008 Calfee Bamboo  

The most common question we hear when people look at this bike: "Is that really bamboo?"  It is especially confusing since we usually have one of our Mountain Goat frames in the shop that is painted to look like bamboo.   Calfee selects the bamboo for each frame depending on the weight and riding style of the rider.   The bamboo is then smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting.  Hemp twine is used to make the "lugs".   Each frame is then coated with a stain polyurethane and comes with a 10 year warranty.  The frames are not particularly light but do offer great vibration damping.

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Frame Bamboo
Fork Rock Shox Tora
Rear Shock NA
Rims Mavic Crossmax
Hubs Mavic Crossmax
Spokes Mavic Crossmax
Tires WTM Mutano Raptor
Pedals Shimano M520 clipless
Crank Race Face Deus XC
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs SRAM 9 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO
Shifters SRAM X9
Handlebars Bontrager X Lite Carbon
Stem Bontrager XXX Lite Carbon
Headset FSA
Brake set Avid BB7
Brake levers Paul Love Lever
Saddle Tioga Spider
Seat Post Ritchey WCS
Colors Natural
Size  20" c-t
Serial #    None


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