These things are really a work of art! But beyond that, the Passchier Gump bamboo handlebar makes use of the natural damping characteristics of the material, providing a super comfortable ride experience. Perfect for long distance bikepacking missions, to keep your upper body happy!
Named after Forest Gump, who was more of a runner than a rider, these bars are so comfortable you’ll forget to stop riding and overshoot your desired destination.
Passchier uses bamboo as it offers greater durability and natural flex than traditional handlebar materials, such as aluminium alloy, steel and carbon fibre. These flex and durability properties are a result of the tree being exposed to the elements and waving around at everyone, at the hint of a breeze. This is the tree's equivalent of exercising and gaining strength, not unlike people going to the gym and biking.
In addition to this, the tree's natural cellulose structure absorbs vibrations naturally, which is exactly what you’re after when you’re riding gravel roads and undulating road surfaces. So with this attribute, handlebars which is the main point of contact, is the perfect bike component to be made of bamboo (certainly the rider's bum has plenty of contact with the seat, however, we considered this to be a bad idea!)
So handlebars made of bamboo it is… Ride on.
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