Gravel Frame Build Kit

£295.00

Cyclocross, gravel, adventure. The holy grail – a bike that’s super fast both on and off road. Our cyclocross frame is tuned to balance speed, stability and comfort to give you an unrivaled experience wherever you choose to ride.

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Product Description

gravel, adventure…..bamboo does it all

  • Geometry tuned for speed and stable off-road handling
  • Excellent stiffness and natural frame damping
  • Available with 135mm and Boost 148mm spacing
  • Compatible with caliper and disc brakes
  • Standard 1 1/8″ or 44m, tapered head tube
  • Modular interchangeable dropouts for all ride styles and hub options

engineered…..

Designed and perfected over 6 years by our team of engineers, our kits are simple to make and give reliable, dependable bikes you can be sure will stand up to years of abuse!

time to make…

Allow 2 days to build the frame at a leisurely pace. If you’re pushing it can be completed in 1 day.  Or alternatively build over 5 evenings. 

Components can be purchased through us or at your local bike shop. Or use a donor bike.

why it’s great to build your own!

1 – whether you follow our standardized frame blueprints or go custom for a perfect fit, you’ll be building your own truly unique bike.

2 – there’s no faster or more economical way to build a bike!

3 – join the club! all the support you need, and our 1 year frame warranty.

4 – our kits are proven – check out our social media to see hundreds of happy club members and their bikes.

5 – for all ages from 12 – 100+

supported while you build.

1. clear, concise manuals.

2. online videos.

2. expert help.

We’re always on hand to give expert advice or just a bit of encouragement! You can reach us on:

  • telephone: +44 330 330 9025
  • skype: bamboobicycleclub
  • facebook: /bamboobicycle
  • twitter: @bamboobicycle
  • e-mail: [email protected]

Extra information.

What’s included

PartQty
Bamboo tubes (with spares)10
A0, full size blueprint1
Aluminum tapered head tube1
Aluminium seat-sleeve for 27.2mm seat post1
Standard 68mm english threaded bottom bracket shell1
Modular dropouts with options for 3 fittings – standard vertical, standard horizontal or 12mm thru-axle. Custom designed dropouts are available2
Flax fibre webbing for lugs1
Glue for tacking1
Epoxy resin and hardener1
Instruction manuals – Workmanship Guide, Introduction and Set-up, Step by Step build guide + online videos1
Custom developed bamboo bike jig and fittings1
Sandpaper and sanding tube1
Finishing packs for bottle mounts and cable runs1

 

ToolQty
Stanley knife or similar1
Sandpaper, 80 grit1 pack
Wood saw, a tenon saw is ideal1
Drill, plus 10mm, 8mm bits1
Masking tape, 50mm wide1 roll
Pencil1
Measuring tape1
Electrical tape2 rolls
Disposable gloves5 pairs
Strong scissors1
Brown paper/newspaper
Plastic cup (for mixing epoxy)2
Paint brush ~40mm wide (for mixing and applying epoxy)1

Geometry

Gravel BikeSmallMediumLargeX-Large
Seat Tube – Center to Virtual Topmm530mm550mm570mm590mm
Top Tubemm545mm565mm580mm600mm
Head Tubemm130mm150mm170mm190mm
Head Tube AngleDegrees71°72°72°72°
Seat Tube AngleDegrees73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Bottom Bracket Dropmm65mm65mm65mm65mm
Wheelbasemm1029mm1033mm1048mm1068mm
Chainstay Lengthmm440mm440mm440mm440mm
Reachmm384mm397mm406mm420mm
Standover Heightmm775mm796mm815mm834mm

Completed build

Hasan Gravel bike Build : NEW BLOG - ⁠

"I don’t think I’ll ever forget this experience. It was instrumental in creating a shift in my life in terms of gaining confidence in myself and realising that there are different ways of learning and knowing." ⁠

https://www.bamboobicycleclub.org/en/hasans-bamboo-gravel-bike/
...

NEW BLOG : "Woody hung in mid-air; panniers fully loaded. Watching as the crane arm swung the bike up and over into the cargo ship was a truly hair-raising moment." https://bit.ly/3cR6FHb ...

Here's a great picture from Cecily. She finished all here now award winning frames and patience is key!⁠ ...

NEW BLOG: Learn all about Karl's build "I love strange odd or different bikes and I love making things and let's be honest Bamboo bikes are just cool." https://bit.ly/2WMna1q ...

Aureliens build in Nantes France enjoying some cycling! ...

 

Additional Information

Size

Small 157 – 170cm / 5′ 2″ – 5′ 7″, Medium 168 – 184cm/5′ 6″ – 6′ 0″, Large 180 – 193cm/5′ 11″ – 6′ 4″, XL 190 – 196cm/6′ 3″ – 6′ 5″

Hasan Gravel bike Build : NEW BLOG - ⁠

"I don’t think I’ll ever forget this experience. It was instrumental in creating a shift in my life in terms of gaining confidence in myself and realising that there are different ways of learning and knowing." ⁠

https://www.bamboobicycleclub.org/en/hasans-bamboo-gravel-bike/
...

NEW BLOG : "Woody hung in mid-air; panniers fully loaded. Watching as the crane arm swung the bike up and over into the cargo ship was a truly hair-raising moment." https://bit.ly/3cR6FHb ...

Here's a great picture from Cecily. She finished all here now award winning frames and patience is key!⁠ ...

NEW BLOG: Learn all about Karl's build "I love strange odd or different bikes and I love making things and let's be honest Bamboo bikes are just cool." https://bit.ly/2WMna1q ...

Aureliens build in Nantes France enjoying some cycling! ...

Frame Fittings

Seat tube = 27.2mm
Seat Clamp = 30mm
Heat set = 44mm tube for straight steer fork – Zerostack 1 1/8 Inch Headset
Upper = ZS44/28.6 Lower = ZS44/30
For tapered fork 44IETS – ZS44/28.6 | EC44/39.8

Bottom Bracket = English threaded 68mm
Dropout – Post mount disc brake. 10mm QR or 12mm 1.5 pitch thru-axle