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The 2012 Erban

Bamboo & Hemp Construction

Key Highlights:

  • Fast, light, comfortable ride
  • Bamboo & hemp construction
  • Heads-up riding position
  • Great for road, bike path, urban use
  • S,M,L & Custom sizes available
The ride comfort of this light-weight, stylish commuter really has no comparison. It is striking to look at and a joy to ride on rough city streets. When people stop you to learn more about it you can tell them it’s made from a high-strength bamboo that has similar properties to alloy steel yet the thick, cellulose walls dampen street vibration incredibly well.
Complete Erban Bikes are available from $3600.


ERBAN GEOMETRY* SMALL MEDIUM LARGE CUSTOM
GENERALLY FITS RIDERS**   5′ – 5′ 5″   5’3″-5’9″   5’9″-6’2″   Built to fit like a glove made of butter
SEAT TUBE   50   53.5   56   q:What can I do with custom? 
  a: anything you want
EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE   53   55.8   58
HEAD TUBE ANGLE   72°   72.5°   72.5°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE   74°   73.5°   73°
WHEELBASE   102.1   102.4   103.7
CLEARANCE FROM GROUND TO CENTER OF BB   28   28   28
STANDOVER HEIGHT   76   78   79.6
HEADTUBE  17   17  17
 *values listed in cm

 
Components Standard Build Kit Premium Build Kit (Upgrade options)
FRAME Bamboo with natural fibers
(choice of hemp or flax)
FORK Carbon fiber
HEADSET Cane Creek S3
STEM Ritchey (black/silver) Custom anodized color stem
HANDLEBARS Origin8 (choice of 3 styles) Custom anodized color bar
Grips Bamboo/leather grips Brooks leather grips + Bamboo bar ends
FRONT BRAKE Tektro
REAR BRAKE Tektro(optional)
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro Shimano
CASSETTE Shimano single speed
freewheel &
fixed cog
Phil Wood
CHAIN Sram
CRANKSET All-City or Sugino rd2
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Phil Wood Bottom Bracket
PEDALS MKS GR-9 MKS GR-9
RIMS Velocity deep dish rim
FRONT HUB Origin8 sealed bearing Phil Wood front hub
REAR HUB Origin8 sealed bearing w/ flip-flop hub
(single-speed and fixed gear)
Phil Wood rear flip/flop hub
TIRES Freedom Bikes Thickslick
SADDLE Freedom Bikes, Origin8 Brooks leather saddle
SEATPOST Alloy (many colors available)
FENDER Bamboo fender* bamboo fender & velo orange rear rack

  • Check out our ‘Design Your Erba‘ page to see color choices
  • Drivetrains available in 1,3,7,8 Speeds
  • Available with pants-friendly Belt Drive (see right)

 

belt drive option