Our bikes have been subjected to the most rigorous resistance tests that INTI requires.
The INTI-Mécanique Center tested the resistance of the bamboo frame.
The bamboo fiber can withstand pulls of 40kN / cm2 (the steel resists up to 37kN / cm2).
SUBMITTED TO TESTS
TESTING THE RESISTANCE OF A BAMBOO FRAME
Subject tested: Bamboo frame model “buena vista”
Photo 1: one can observe the model which has been tested, in the laboratories of the Center INTI-Mécanique.
The tests carried out on the indicated model were carried out in order to check whether this meets the criteria required by IRAM 400020 (reference documentation).
IMPACT OF MASS
IMPACT ASSEMBLY FRAME /FORK
STAINLESS STEAL /PEDAL LOAD
The frame, the bamboo thatch parts, as well as the fiber seals of the model tested, showed no visible fractures or cracks, visually inspected
The IRAM standard 40020 is only applicable to bicycles with frames made of steel or aluminum. This standard does not take into account a material such as bamboo.
IRAM 40020 states that after testing, the subject should be evaluated using non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques. These techniques are not applicable to bamboo, therefore, only visual checks were made on the subject being tested.