The Mpora team first caught wind of the guys over at the Bamboo Bicycle Club last July.
We went down to their London workshop for a chat with co-founder James Marr, and then we got talking about the prospect of building a bamboo BMX – quite possibly the first of its kind.
“Would it result in us being brutally slaughtered by a group of local pandas?”
The very structure of bamboo lends itself quite nicely to a BMX bike on paper. It’s a shock absorbing material that offers a dampening feel, but would it fall apart if you gave it a beating on the street?
Or worse yet – would it result in us being brutally slaughtered by a group of local pandas? There was only ever going to be one way to find out.