Portlandâ€™s Renovo Bikes is quietly building a reputation for their super functional, slick-looking wooden bike frames. The lightweight, smooth-riding Pandurance Road Bike, from the companyâ€™s Panda bamboo series, is made from, you guessed it, bamboo, one of our planetâ€™s most sustainable woods.
Renovo's Panda series is green with no apologies for performance. As a material for making bike frames, bamboo brings a bunch of great qualities. It's superlight, weighing no more than typical bikes made from aluminum or carbon fiber, so the ride is buttery smooth and stealth quiet. It's also tough and durable, able to survive just as powerful impacts as any manmade material.