The secret to bamboo's exceptional properties is its micro-structure. Naturally occurring fibers of different sizes cascade into alternating patterns. These are the same properties that engineers try to create using carbon fiber.
How does Bamboo compare to:
Steel - Much lighter yet just as strong. Greater tensile strength.
Aluminum - Stronger yet just as light and more cost effective.
Carbon - Just as light and stiff, but no risk of catastrophic failure.
On top of all that, bamboo gives you the smoothest ride available due to its natural vibration dampening properties.
The Ecoforce 1 bamboo bike passes EN fatigue tests for carbon fiber frames. That's the toughest test there is. Check it out: