By hand wrapping each frame joint with individual lengths of material we are able to produce stunningly beautiful joints with your selection of colours. This is the bottom bracket area of Richard's own racing frame, wrapped in a combination of Green, Purple, Pink and natural brown fabric.
Every joint is wrapped first with a first binding of Kevlar. This is one of the toughest man made materials available, tougher than carbon fibre. We choose this material because we know now that the strength of our joints is above question. The beautiful natural fibre wrap thens goes on over the top of the Kevlar. Only after hours of hand filing and sanding down is it possible to achieve the stunning result of the finished joint.
Our frames ride so comfortably and smoothly because of the combination of using man made reinforcing materials to bolster the joint stiffness but still having the absorptive qualities of bamboo tubes to soak up the fine vibrations and road buzz. Some people like to compare the ride of a bamboo bike to that of a very comfortable titanium but that only goes so far to recreate the feel of riding on mother natures' own composite material.