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May 8, 2015

Guest Blog: Shiner GASP Century Ride

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by Chad Schneider I first learned about Boo Bicycles two years ago while watching the Pro Cycling Challenge.  The Boo Bus was parked on the westside of Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado next to the Rapha bus.  They were letting people take their bikes out for a test drive and serving some of Fort Collins’ local … Read More »

Boo SL Series: Building the Ultimate Bamboo Race Bike

March 18, 2015

Boo SL Series: Building the Ultimate Bamboo Race Bike

by Nick Frey

Here at Boo, we’re constantly innovating and refining every step of our frame construction process.  And the proof of this R&D is in the pudding: an Elite National Championship title, multiple appearances in the World Championships, and professional podiums on road, gravel, and dirt.  No other bamboo bike on the planet can claim a comparable pedigree. Six years after first … Read More »

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February 26, 2015

Alubooyah Wins 2015 Fat Bike Nationals!

by Drew Haugen

Words by Adam Blake On February 14th, 2015 USA Cycling hosted the first inaugural Fat-Bike National Championships in Ogden Utah, at Powder Mountain resort.  At 9,000 feet the racers lined up for either two or three laps of a six-mile course.  Swooping down long bermed sections, racers navigated a speedy downhill first half, and were greeted with a nice, long, … Read More »

Customer Guest Blog: Mike Loots

December 23, 2014

Customer Guest Blog: Mike Loots

by Drew Haugen

Words by Mike Loots.  View a gallery of his bike HERE The myth cycles of Eastern Asia are abounding in bamboo-spirit stories. Haunted groves and enchanted stalks bring luck, libido and a balance of grace and power to those who know well the nuances of this giant evergreen grass. The Alubooyah is no less legendary than the plant from which it … Read More »

Leadville MTB 100 on a ‘Cross Bike (better late than never)

December 12, 2014

Leadville MTB 100 on a ‘Cross Bike (better late than never)

by Jacob Lapenna

Misery. Perspective. One sometimes brings about the other. I often find myself seeking out miserable situations, typically outdoors, in order to find perspective, as these situations have a unique way of sorting out the things that really matter in life. Too often, in a world full of comforts and conveniences, we find ourselves in these microcosms, living overly complicated lives, … Read More »

The passion for our product shines through in everything we do

November 6, 2014

Telling the Truth

by Nick Frey

Boo Bicycles’ first prototype was built almost seven years ago.  With humble beginnings, from cutting down the first bamboo on the side of the Delaware River in winter to using Gorilla Glue to keep a failing dropout in place just an hour before a race, we’ve come a long way. We’ve never really had a company “mission statement”, as is … Read More »

Pretty freaking cracked.  I think the bike didn't feel much pain.

August 12, 2014

Leadville Traill 100 MTB – So Fresh, So Clean

by Nick Frey

  It’s been a long time since I did so few races in a year.  While my maximum was just north of 80 days in 2010, I’ve averaged over 50 race days a season since the green age of 14.  That’s over 600 race days! But 2014 has been different.  I skied more days than I raced…I actually skied more … Read More »

James “Bamboo Master” Wolf interviewed in The Word!

August 6, 2014

James “Bamboo Master” Wolf interviewed in The Word!

by Nick Frey

We’re all very proud of Boo and Aluboo frames, but none of us more so than James Wolf.  He is truly the Bamboo Master in Boo Bicycles, and his passion shines in every single frame his hands touch.   Read his story below in The Word, and feel free to ask him more about his amazing life experiences.  He can be reached … Read More »

Silver Rush 50: The Ooze & Next Time

July 14, 2014

Silver Rush 50: The Ooze & Next Time

by Nick Frey

Why do I still race bikes?  It started back in 2001…Lance Armstrong was winning his third Tour when I was doing my first road races through the cornfields of Iowa.  I’ve raced between 5 and 85 race days per year since then.  It’s been an epic journey, and I have always honestly said that really every good thing in my … Read More »

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July 5, 2014

Fire Roads Are Boring – A Chat with Paul Tarter before Patapsco 100

by Douglas Ansel

Mountain bikers delight to ride singletrack – tight, technical, pounding, flowing singletrack. That narrow strip of dirt meandering through the trees and switchbacking up and climbs makes us feel alive, cut loose from civilization, and sometimes, like little kids playing out in the woods. But too much of a good thing can begin to hurt, and at mile seventy of … Read More »