The Boogaali Bikes are hand-crafted bicycle frames designed for varying terrains and are assembled with eco-friendly materials.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Bikes can be ordered directly from the manufacture through the BOOGAALI Bikes website.
Distributions to Date Status
The designer estimated that he has sold over 500 frames.Interview with manufacturer
Boogaali bikes are custom made of smooth and strengthened bamboo frames with a bark cloth from the bark tree to strengthen the joints.
There is no technical support provided and users are expected to maintain the product on their own.
There isn't any replacement components in the frame.Interview with manufacturer
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Designer specified performance targets include: lightweight, strong, durable and excellent vibration dampening effects.
Vetted Performance Status
No testing has been completed on this product. International research has been done on bamboo. A university in South Africa investigated strategies to standardize manufacturing process of bamboo for best results . Portsmouth University in UK found that bamboo is a good material for bikes. Foreign laboratories have tested the efficacy of right woven bark cloth.
Cyclists are encouraged to use helmets and to ride safely.
Complementary Technical Systems
The manufacturer only builds the frame, other parts such as wheels, pedals and handles are needed.Interview with manufacturer
Academic Research and References
S.C. Lakkad, J.M. Patel, 1981, Mechanical Properties of Bamboo, a Natural Composite, Fibre Science and Technology, 14(4), pp. 319-322
E. O. Agyekum, 2014, Life Cycle Assessment of Ghana-made bamboo-frame bicyclesand China-made conventional bicycles assembled and used in the Netherlands, M.S. Thesis
F. Penava, S. Jakovljevi?, Z. Alar, 2016, BAMBOO BICYCLE –PAST OR FUTURE?, Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, 14(1), pp. 70-79
Compliance with regulations