About

Boo Bicycles builds racing level bamboo-carbon bike frames by hand. Every frame is custom made to order and all types of bikes are created, from road to ‘cross to mountain to touring to townie. And everything in-between.

The goal of Boo Bicycles has been to create high performance bicycles that are also supple, smooth, and comfortable. These traits had previously been mutually exclusive: you could not have your cake and eat it, too. However, Boo has successfully married two composite materials, one natural, one synthetic, to create the optimum blend of performance and comfort.

Take a look at Boo’s models, its videos, race reports, press articles, magazine reviews, and more. Of course feel free to contact Boo Bicycles to ask questions and learn more!

Boo Bicycles was founded in 2009 by Nick Frey after graduating from Princeton with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After successfully racing a prototype bamboo-carbon fiber bicycle in the spring of 2008, Nick was contacted by James Wolf, an industrial designer and master craftsman…

James Wolf, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design, has over 15 years of experience working with all types of bamboo. His company, James Wolf Designs, has specialized in custom structural bamboo installations as well as high-end furniture, fly rods, boats, and much more.

As a professional cyclist, multiple national champion, and mechanical engineer, Nick brought his wealth of experience in the high-end bicycle world to the table. As a master craftsman and talented designer, James took Nick’s ideas and made them a reality. Together, the two have created the highest performance, highest quality bamboo bicycles in the world.

While Boo continues to prove itself at major professional races, it is not engineered to be a one-trick pony. The cycling industry continues to push the limits of performance and technology with their carbon wunderbikes, but these machines are meant to perform under conditions which are a far cry from the reality of 99% of the cycling market. A bicycle should feel stiff, light, supple, and quick…but it should not be ultra-stiff, unforgiving, twitchy, and fragile. Boo Bicycles produces custom bikes that can be raced successfully at the highest levels but are designed to provide a lively, forgiving ride which increases stability and traction on descents and reduces fatigue on centuries and grand fondos.

James and Nick have invested thousands of hours perfecting the design of every Boo model. Their attention to detail and focus on quality is on par with the finest custom bicycles in the world. Absolutely no detail is overlooked in the design of each customer’s bicycle. Boo is able to stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and a100% satisfaction guarantee. Boo’s success is dependent on the satisfaction of its customers, and you can rest assured that any bicycle carrying the Boo brand will be of the utmost quality.