In the next couple of months, I will be chronicling my next bike build: the Alubooyah Fat Bike. I just purchased a frame from Boo Bicycles. Their fat bike frames caught my eye because they utilize a material that no other fabike company uses: bamboo. Their frame and fork combination is the perfect marriage of aluminum, bamboo, and carbon fiber.
So why bamboo? According to the Boo Bicycles website, bamboo is stiffer than aluminum and absorbs shock 4 times better than carbon fiber. To save on weight I selected the 9:ZERO:7 Whiteout Carbon Fork instead of the tapered alloy forks made by Boo Bicycles.
Watch the video below to find out more about the “iron bamboo” in the Alubooyah fat bike frame:
When I first called Boo Bicycles, they notified me that they sold the last medium Alubooyah frame one hour before I called. I was planning on calling earlier, but I was called into a last minute meeting at work. Just as I was kicking myself for a few seconds for not calling over my lunch break, Jacob at Boo Bicycles told me that there was a possibility that they could find another frame for me. Turns out a bike shop in Canada decided to order a few less demo units and I was able to buy one of the canceled frames. I should be receiving the frame mid-January.
Stay tuned to my future posts as I choose and order the various components for the Alubooyah fat bike build.
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