An interior designer from India has created a new kind of bicycle that is truly green reports 14 WFIE.

From a distance, this looks like any other bicycle. But up close, you can see the frame is actually made from bamboo. The bamboo is held together with hemp fiber and resin.

The inventor of the “bambike” says it weights about seven pounds less than a normal bike with a metal frame. He also says the natural flexibility of bamboo gives the “bambike” the benefit of better shocks.

The bike isn’t in commercial production yet.

Right now it takes about 20 days to make a single bike, and costs about $200 dollars.

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