Bamboo4OurPlanet is a webshop created by No Borders ASBL based in Belgium where you can find some bamboo and eco-friendly products from our selected partners.
My Volta Gates
My Volta Gates
- Low-maintenance premium e-bike
- Every my Boo frame is unique – handmade in Ghana
- Natural suspension because of the bamboo
- High-quality varnish for a long service life
- Excellent stiffness due to the sisal-epoxide resin bonds
- Verified by EN-norms (also for pedelecs)
- Guarantee up to five years
Weight: about 24,5 kg (incl. battery)
Sizes: 48, 52, 55, 58, 61 cm
Including Shimano Nexus 5-speed: from 4.499 € / 4,090 GBP
Engine unit: Shimano Steps E6100
Battery: Shimano Steps 418 Wh (rack)
Range: up to 120 km
Gearing: Shimano Nexus 5-speed
Brakes: Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
Tyres: Schwalbe Big Ben 50-622 brown; optional: Schwalbe Big Ben 55-559 brown (26 inches)
Saddle: Brooks Flyer Aged saddle
Handle: my Boo birch bark handlebar grips BBU1
Fork: aluminium rigid fork, 1 1/8 inches ahead
Crankset: Gates CDX for Steps E6100
Lighting: B&M Avy DC 40 headlight, B&M Toplight 2C DC back light
Shipping costs are calculated based on the product and the delivery address. Contact us for more information.
Our Social Commitment
We build our frames together with our partner, the “Yonso Project”, a nonprofit organization in Ghana. A part of the profit goes directly to Ghana and it is invested in the education projects like building schools.
In addition, more than local 30 employees work for the project and receive fair payment; their jobs are sustainable and they have good perspectives for themselves and their children.
Our long run ambition is to create more sustainable jobs both in Africa and in Belgium. Moreover, our bikes help our members, mainly from the migration, in their social inclusion.
Our Quality Requirement
Our bamboo frames are tested by a German testing institute to comply with European standards. Furthermore, a high-grade varnish – as protection against wind and inclement weather – is applied to the frames by a qualified specialist in Germany.
All bamboo bikes are professionally mounted with high quality and reliable components at our factory in Kiel, Germany. The final assembly of each bike is done by trained bicycle mechanics.
Our Production in Ghana
Bamboo grows in a large amount in Ghana. After harvesting, the tubes are dried for several months; afterwards, the best-looking tubes are selected to build the frames.
Precise symmetry is accomplished while assembling the frame by using a German-developed clamping device (jig). The bamboo tubes are carefully joined with hemp fibers and bio-epoxy resin, then smoothed down and perfected. Every frame is carefully inspected with an extensive checklist.