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Alubooyah Fat Bike | Fat Bike Build
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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:

Best Bamboo in the World from Boo Bicycles on Vimeo.

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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Josh

Hi I’m Josh. I grew up in the Twins Cities and as a kid I rode my bike all over the west metro area, in addition to fixing up bikes for myself and others. Through these experiences, I developed a life-long passion for biking. Since then, I received a B.S. in Physics from Bethel University and met my wife Santi. When I was in college, I spent a lot of time building and collecting bikes in our tiny one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul. At one point, we had at least 6 bikes stuffed into the apartment. I’d have a bike build in progress on the floor of the living room and the rest of the bikes hanging on DIY storage racks. I built my first fat bike, a Salsa Mukluk 2, in that apartment. I’m currently working on an Alubooyah Fat Bike build.
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