Steel or Aluminum vs Bamboo? No comparison! January, 2009
Both Steel and Aluminum have a tremendous negative impact on the environment, with a large carbon footprint. And it is not reproduced quickly.
Bamboo, however, creates oxygen for us and has a positive impact on our environment. It takes 3 to 5 years for bamboo to become mature enough to use for this type of construction. Sweet!
WHAT ABOUT DURABILITY?
Bamboo an amazing material! During my research of this product, I was continually impressed. I am convinced that it is another one of God’s miracles.
It’s strength to weight ratio is stronger than steel and it naturally absorbs a lot of road noise or vibrations.
The trick is to be sure there are no bugs in it. Otherwise, the durability gets eaten away over time, literally! Not Fun!
There are many different ways to treat the bamboo before using it for our ride-able art. We use “green” methods that have been proven over time by the natives here in Asia. They have centuries of experience with bamboo and use it for just about everything!