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DO YOU FEEL MY VIBE?

December 17, 2016

DO YOU FEEL MY VIBE?

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by James Wolf Edited by Connor Smith and Drew Haugen The first time I rode a bamboo bike, I immediately wondered “where did the vibration go?”  It was like they had repaved the road that I ride on every day. But the road hadn’t been repaved, I was just riding a bicycle made from a frame material … Read More »

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April 4, 2016

Everything you Want to Know About Harvesting Good Bamboo, and More

by Drew Haugen

Boo master craftsman James Wolf discusses the lengths to which he and his team go to produce frame-worthy bamboo tubing. Where does the bamboo grow, and what kind is it? The younger plantation is on land that we own and currently supplies our chain stays and seat stays. Specification for these parts is hard-to-find, so it’s good that we are growing our own. … Read More »

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October 16, 2015

The Zen of Woodworking with James Wolf

by Drew Haugen

Boo co-founder and master craftsman James Wolf talks ninja swords, Japanese joinery, and the Zen of handcrafting natural materials. – When did you start building things? When I was about 6. What did you build? I did woodworking, boat building, mechanical stuff.  Building stuff and making stuff at summer camp.  We’d wake up and we’d go fix and ride mini … Read More »

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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 »

Ski Mountaineering Bike

March 13, 2014

Ski Mountaineering Bike

by Jacob Lapenna

The AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike has been 6 months in the making; and draws inspiration from a recent winter trip to Torreys Peak, a 14,275-foot peak in Clear Creek, Colorado. While climbing the peak, I noticed a pristine couloir full of 75 degree sloped ice across the valley. This bike was designed for a trip to climb that ice–a trip … Read More »

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March 11, 2014

NAHBS Showcase Round 2

by Douglas Ansel

As we close in on our fifth appearance at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS, or nah-bs as the insiders pronounce it) we’d like to take a minute to revisit our roots. Boo is, and has always been, a company for innovation. From crafting the first prototypes at Princeton we have pushed the envelope, not only in terms of … Read More »

The AluBooya at home in the snow.

October 4, 2013

Meet the AluBooyah: the world’s first aluminum and bamboo fat bike!

by Douglas Ansel

In Colorado the first snow has fallen on the front range and though it is barely yet October, people’s thoughts are turning towards the end of fall and beginning of winter when snow blankets the ground and normal bikes just don’t give you the freedom they did in the other three seasons. Though cyclocross may be all the rage in … Read More »

Aluboo Bikes launched on Kickstarter

March 24, 2013

Aluboo Bikes launched on Kickstarter

by Nick Frey

I have been honored to work with many wonderful customers in the last few years. We have built hundreds of custom Boos, some of them raced at the National and World Championship level, but most of them ridden for thousands of joyful miles on gorgeous country roads and through epic mountain passes. We’ve gotten some incredible accolades along the way, … Read More »