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BambooMotion usa bambú y eco-materiales locales para incentivar una nueva forma de movilidad activa y sustentable.
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BambooMotion® aims to create a new identity in active mobility

BambooMotion es una iniciativa que comenzó en Europea y que se concretizó en México en 2015 como una alternativa sustentable de movilidad para la ciudad de México dentro de la crisis ambiental actual.

BambooMotion is an initiative that began in Europe and that materialized in Mexico in 2015 as an sustainable alternative of mobility for Mexico City within the current environmental crisis.

El proyecto tiene como misión contar una historia para concientizar sobre los retos ambientales y promover el uso de eco-materiales en la movilidad.

Cada proceso en la fabricación involucra mano de obra, materiales e industrias locales con el objetivo de promover e incentivar a los circuitos cortos.

En BambooMotion, fabricamos nuestros cuadros a mano, rescatando los valores de calidad material y fino trabajo artesanal para alcanzar los niveles de calidad más altos y proponer productos de alto desempeño y resistencia.

Tenemos una visión colaborativa que hemos promovido a través de la organización de nuestros primeros talleres FTM (¡FabrícalaTúMismo!).

The project's mission is to tell a story to raise awareness about environmental challenges and promote the use of eco-materials in mobility.

Each manufacturing process involves hand-made work, local materials and industries with the aim of promoting and encouraging short circuits.

In BambooMotion, our frames are hand-made through the values ​​of material quality and fine artisanal work to reach the highest quality levels and propose products of high performance and resistance.

We have a collaborative vision that we have promoted through the organization of our first DIY workshops (Do It Yourself!).

Primero, el bambú como material sustentable ofrece una opción mucho más amigable con el ambiente que la que ofrece actualmente la industria del ciclismo.

Además, el uso de materiales locales bajo la estrategia de circuitos cortos permite reducir la huella de carbono generada por el transporte y la logística. El bambú que usamos en BambooMotion proviene exclusivamente del golfo de México.

Por otra parte, el bambú es un material ligero que tiene propiedades mecánicas excepcionales y particularmente adaptadas a las aplicaciones de movilidad.

Para la fabricación de cuadros de bicicleta, los beneficios del bambú son varios:

  • Alta resistencia y ligereza (comparable a cuadros de aluminio)
  • Diseño a la medida y altamente personalizable
  • Cero emisión de carbono en el proceso integral de fabricación 
  • Precio accesible

First, bamboo as a sustainable material offers a much more environmentally friendly option than the one currently offered by the cycling industry.

In addition, the use of local materials under the short circuit strategy reduces the carbon footprint generated by transport and logistics. The bamboo we use in BambooMotion comes exclusively from the Gulf of Mexico.

On the other hand, bamboo is a lightweight material that has exceptional mechanical properties and is particularly suited to mobility applications.

For the manufacture of bicycle frames, the benefits of bamboo are several:

  • High strength and lightness (comparable to aluminum frame)
  • Tailor-made and highly customizable
  • Zero carbon emission in the integral manufacturing process
  • Accesibility

El primer hito del proyecto fue nuestra participación en la carrera ciclista "Etapa CDMX" organizada por el Tour de France en Septiembre 2016 con nuestros primeros prototipos de bici de bambú:  ¡El Reto!

The first milestone of the project was our participation in the "Etapa CDMX" cycling race organized by the Tour de France in September 2016 with our first bamboo bike prototypes: The Challenge!

BambooMotion en la carrera! #biciDeBambu
BambooMotion en la carrera! #biciDeBambu

Se continuó con la inauguración de nuestro taller de fabricación para seguir mejorando nuestros procesos de fabricación y realizar pruebas mecánicas y de fatiga de los prototipos - en colaboración con el laboratorio de ingeniería de materiales en el Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

We continued with the inauguration of our workshop to keep on improving our manufacturing processes and perform mechanical and resistance testing of the prototypes - in collaboration with the material engineering laboratory at the National Polytechnic Institute.

Demo de fabricación, un cuadro en 40s / Building demo, one frame in 40s ? ;)

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En paralelo, nuestra pasión en buscar sinergias entre nuestros diseños sustentables y las artesanías tradicionales mexicanas se han materializado en colaboraciones con los artes huichol y zapoteca. Eso con el fin de dar a nuestras bicicletas una identidad propia y promover estos artes en la movilidad urbana.

In parallel, our passion to seek synergies between our sustainable designs and traditional Mexican crafts has materialized in collaborations with the Huichol and Zapotec arts. That in order to give our bicycles their own identity and promote these arts in urban mobility.

Bicicleta pintada con arte Zapoteca - colaboración taller Jacobo & María
Bicicleta pintada con arte Zapoteca - colaboración taller Jacobo & María
Cuadro decorado con arte Huichol - colaboración NayArt
Cuadro decorado con arte Huichol - colaboración NayArt

También, participamos en la Semana Europeana del Desarollo Sostentable organizada por la Embajada de Francia al fin de presentar todos los beneficios de una mobilidad activa usando bambú y eco-materiales locales. Un éxito !

We also participated in the European Sustainable Development Week organized by the French Embassy to present all the advantages of urban mobility with local bamboo and eco-materials. A success !

Más recientemente, abrimos los primeros cursos pilotos de fabricación de cuadro en nuestro taller para desarrollar la dimensión pedagógica del proyecto y proponer una nueva alternativa para incentivar a la movilidad sustentable.

More recently, we opened the first pilot courses of frames' manufacture in our workshop to develop the pedagogical dimension of the project and propose a new alternative to encourage sustainable mobility.

BambooMotion galería 

BambooMotion wall of frames

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El piloto del proyecto ha sido todo un éxito. Ahora necesitamos tu ayuda para llevarlo al siguiente nivel. El dinero recaudado será utilizado para ampliar nuestra producción y para difundir nuestro concepto de tres maneras diferentes:

Workshops & Education

  • Organise collaborative workshops "do it yourself". In a weekend, the frame is designed, manufactured and assembled. Objective: 30 people / month participating in the courses in 2018 
  • Organise pedagogical workshops in schools and universities. Discovery of bamboo and eco-materials in schools and Introduction to eco-construction in universities. Objective: 5 programs organised in 2018 
  • Participate in the dialogue of public policies of objective urban mobility: Objective: participation in 5 international conferences in 2018.

Innovation

Also, we want to continue with a constant process of innovation to improve the performances of our bicycles and reach the quality levels of the most prestigious brands of the objective cycling. Objective: participation in semi-professional cycling races and sponsoring.

Diversification

Finally, we want to diversify our products and replicate the project to other countries. Objective: Prototyping wheelchair and no-pedal balance bike in 2018 & launch a workshop in France.

Risks and challenges

No hay mayor riesgos en nuestro proyecto pero mas bien oportunidades :
- el suministro de bambú y fibras naturales es ilimitado.
- la demanda para las bicicletas crece de casi 50% cada año en México y el mercado está lejos de estar saturado
- el proceso de fabricación esta probado.

El desafió hoy es que el país no sea lleno de bicicletas de bambú en los 5 próximos anos !!! Por eso tenemos que lograr una reducción de los costos de fabricación para tocar al máximo de gente y también convencer a la industria ciclista que los eco materiales se pueden utilizar con las mismas rendimientos.

There are no major risks in our project but rather opportunities:
- The supply of bamboo and natural fibers is unlimited.
- the demand for bicycles grows almost 50% every year in Mexico and the market is far from saturated
- The manufacturing process is proven.

The challenge today is that the country is not full of bamboo bicycles in the next 5 years !!! That is why we have to achieve a reduction in manufacturing costs to touch the maximum number of people and also convince the cycling industry that eco materials can be used with the same performance.

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    ¡ BambooMerci !

    GRACIAS ! Le mandaremos una carta de agradecimiento con serigrafia hecha a manos en el taller de BambooMotion y su nombre aparecera en la lista de nuestros patrocinadores en nuestro sitio web!

    THANK YOU ! We will send you a hand-written thank you note with hand-made serigraphy from BambooMotion workshop in your mail box and your name will appear on our list of our backers on our website!

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    BambooShopping

    BOLSA DE MANO en algodón orgánico con serigrafía hecha a mano en el taller de BambooMotion ! Diseño único.

    A TOTE BAG made of organic cotton with hand-made serigrafy from BambooMotion workshop ! Unique design.

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    BambooAsia

    Caligrafía japonesa de tu nombre hecha a mano con un pincel de bambú! Meditación y arte.

    Japanese calligraphy of your first name made with a bamboo pincel ! Meditation and art.

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    BambooArt - Edición limitada

    Cartel de serigrafía hecha a manos en el taller de BambooMotion con un diseño único !

    Serigraphy poster made in BambooMotion workshop with an unique design.

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    BambooZik - Edición limitada

    Altavoz en bambú hecho a manos en el taller de BambooMotion. Ponle tu teléfono y disfruta la musica !

    Bamboo speakers home-made in BambooMotion workshop. Put your cell phone and enjoy music !

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    BambooMotion - Experiencia #HTM/DIY

    Recompensa: Taller HTM / DIY Workshop

    Participa a un taller de BambooMotion y fabrica tú mismo tu propio cuadro de bambú !

    Participate in a BambooMotion workshop and make your own bamboo frame !

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    BambooPlaya

    Lentes de sol con marco de gafas en bambú. Disfrute ser únic(o)a en la playa !

    Bamboo sun glasses. Enjoy being unique on the beach!

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    BambooMotion - Pionero/a Experiencia

    Recompensa: Cuadro de bici de bambú, edición limitada / bamboo bike frame in limited edition

    Se fabricará un cuadro en edición limitada, exclusivamente para esta campaña.
    El cuadro será personalizado desde la etapa de diseño de la geometría hasta los acabados y customizaciones visuales. Si gustes, podrás participar en cada fase de la fabricación.
    Resultará un cuadro único hecho a mano en nuestro taller con materiales de alta calidad.

    Conception and fabrication of a limited edition bamboo bike frame, exclusively for this campaign.
    The frame will be customised from the geometry definition step to the finishing stage of visual features.
    The result will be a unique bike frame handcrafted in our workshop and made of high quality materials.

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    BambooMotion - Máxima Experiencia

    Bici completa hecha a mano en nuestro taller, edición limitada / Bamboo bike handcrafted in our workshop, limited edition.

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    Pledge MX$ 14,900 or more About US$ 750

    BambooMotion Arte & Diseño - La Zapoteca

    Cuadro de bici de bambú hecho a mano y decorado con arte zapoteca (Alebrijes) - colaboración con el taller Jacobo&Maria Ángeles (Oaxaca). Único.

    Bamboo bike frame resulting of the fusion of Zapotec art and sustainable design. A BambooMotion and Jacobo&Maria Angeles collaboration. Unique.

    Opcion bici completa para Mexico: 19,900 MX$

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