Well I'm surprised the Nigerians haven't caught on, equipment being the most difficult part of being a sport cyclist in Africa. We see cyclists around Lagos at weekends and Strava Earth records their trips but those I've seen have always been on a variety of tatty imported bikes.
Who was the guy on here who built one?
Depending on the exact lug construction, a Bamboo frame is heavier than carbon, but equivalent, or lighter than steel. The ride is lovely, the Bamboo dampens out the natural road vibrations and feels quite plush.