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At URBAM Bamboo Bikes, we like handicraft! The whole bicycle is handcrafted starting from the frame itself out of bamboo tubes and hemp fibers to the assembly of the rest of the components.




Today we want to emphasize the marking of the frames to detail how the brand URBAM is applied on the bamboo tubes is a natural yet durable and lasting way.


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Configure your special URBAM Bike



URBAM Bamboo Bikes are individual and customizable. You want your bicycle to be unique and matching your style. Our bikes are made to order, so you can customize :

  • The level of the components (number of gears, type of brakes, wheels,...)
  • The style of the bike (silver or matte black look, thick wheels or minimalistic design,...)
  • The geometry of the bike (length and angle of the stem, width of the handlebar, type of grip, ...)


Here are some examples of custom build we have made for our customers in the last months :

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Our new Gravel model is ready!

URBAM Bamboo bike gravel / cyclocross


 Gravel bikes are close to cyclocross bikes and offer a very interesting solution between a mountain bike and a racing model.



What started initially as a winter-training activity for racing cyclists has become in the last years increasingly popular as a sport.



The bikes used tend to look at first glance like racing bikes, just slightly bulkier. They usually feature drop handlebars and racing-style controls, but when we look in detail, bigger differences can be found. The frame is stronger and allows more space for tires with more grip. The position is slightly more upright to allow more agility and disc brakes are commonly used for a strong braking power in wet and muddy conditions.


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USB charging function on URBAM Bamboo bicycles

URBAM Bamboo bike with USB charger



Our customers have expressed the need for a solution to charge their USB devices while riding their bamboo bicycle.



It is an increasing need as we use our smartphones for more and more applications.



Think about the various usage cases :


 Want to charge your phone on the way?

 Want to use the navigation function of your smartphone without emptying the battery?

 Want to use a tracking app to record your trace, speed and performance?

 Want to show hiking maps from your phone to check your route?

 Want to use an external GPS system like Garmin or equivalent?



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RideNat pedals out of bioplastic from rice waste

RideNat reis bioplastic gorilla
Modell Gorilla



Our friends at RideNat are offering an eco-friendly range of bicycle accessories in a world of all-plastics. The goal is to make the production of a bike as renewable as the act of cycling itself. A motto actually very close to the one of URBAM bamboo bikes.




Their chosen material is a bioplastic made from organic waste (rice husks). The patented technology makes it possible to mix about 70% of rice waste with 30% of recycled plastics to create a new material. The result can then be molded in the shape of pedals, grips or other shapes.




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The URBAM Single Speed "Black Edition" is out



The nice spring weather is bringing us loads of inspiration for new projects! Therefore we are happy to announce the Fixie - Single Speed "Black Edition".


Its look is a real head-turner and its high level components make it very light (9.3kg) and efficient. The color combination with all matte black enhances the warm tones of the bamboo frame while keeping its original natural appearance.


The set of very smooth Aventon wheels, the very light carbon fiber fork and a low-friction bottom bracket make a very fast and agile city racer.


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URBAM presents the E-Commuter pedelec (E-Bike)


You have probably heard about the advantages of E-Bikes, they are getting increasingly popular, the sales figures have increased steadily over the past years.


They are also called Pedelecs or Speed-Pedelecs to differentiate the models that are limited to 250W power and 25 km/h (pedelecs) and the S-pedelecs that can be more powerful but have further restrictions due to their speed.


Depending on the countries, it can be that they are not allowed on bike paths or parks, with which wearing a helmet is compulsory or that it must be insured.


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Anatomy of a bike frame

We ride our bike every day without having to think about its design and construction. But it helps to understand more to be able to make the best use of it.


The frame

The frame of your bike is supporting all the other components and joining them together. It is also the piece that defines the type of bicycle we are riding, much more than the gears or the shape of the handlebar due to its geometry, size and stiffness.

We will take here the example of a bamboo frame. We will discuss in another post about the other available materials and their characteristics.

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Why a bamboo bike?

URBAM Bamboo Bike Commuter
URBAM Bamboo Bike Commuter



 Have you already seen a bicycle out of bamboo? Chances are you havent. It is still a rare sight but heres why you will see more of them soon.



Bamboo has amazing mechanical properties and allows the construction of stunning eco-friendly bikes.



URBAM Bikes has taken this challenge and constructs them in Germany, whether standard model or custom configuration.

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URBAM's bamboo bike prototypes exhibited at Sustainica fair in Düsseldorf

URBAM City Low bamboo bike at Sustainica



Sustainica, a fair and conference about sustainable development has opened its doors in Düsseldorf, Germany on June 2nd, 2016.

URBAM is proud of using this platform to exhibit the first 2 prototypes of its range of bamboo bicycles to the public.





Who is URBAM?

The brand is creating eco-friendly sustainable bicycles out of bamboo. Cycling is often seen as the most eco-friendly way of transportation, and it is indeed compared to many others. While it is true that the use of a bicycle is very ecological, most of them are made of aluminium, making their production very polluting. The goal is to make a real eco-friendly design optimizing the production processes further in this direction.

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