10 Best Bamboo Bikes For Style and Performance (Slideshow)
A high-performance bike from Boo Bicycles. Credit: Boo Bicycles
Bamboo not only makes for beautiful bikes, it is one of the greener building materials we've got: It has a low CO2 footprint compared to aluminum and steel, is renewable, and even biodegradable (though hard to imagine how it would biodegrade with all those layers of lamination). Yes, bamboo isn't perfect -- often it comes with a big carbon footprint for transport -- but these bike designers are taking bamboo to the heights of beauty and usefulness.