Panda Bicycles is really happy to see that we made it onto the Velo Orange blog. We enjoy working with their team to outfit our bamboo bikes with beautiful, well made, and stylish components that you can’t find anywhere else. What’s more is that their company culture and outlook on riding is aligned with ours. When we were talking to their team at Interbike last year, we both know that it was a great match and started working together immediately. At Panda Bicycles don’t pretend to build the lightest, stiffest, race-ready bike in the industry. BUT we do make some of the most comfortable, rideable, and artfully crafted bikes out there. We build bicycles for the daily commuters, urban riders, and weekend warriors to get out there and enjoy being on a bike and taking in their surroundings. The robust construction of the Velo Orange components and their classic look hearken back to a bygone era of cycling that many people yearn to get back to, yet they remain true to modern cycling technology and can integrate with modern frames…even those made out of bamboo. We are passionate about making the world a better place through meaningful interaction with our with our surroundings. Through our bicycles we want to bring artistry to performance, to trek boldly and tread lightly, and to seek fulfillment in simplicity. The Velo Orange packages that we put on our frames help us do this and gives people the opportunity to engage with the sights, sounds, and smells of our environment. After all, most of us are not racers. But we do love riding. We are proud to put such well designed and functional components on our frames, which is why all of our bikes come standard with Velo Orange packages. Now get out there and go for a ride! Go far. Do good.