Walter needed a bike with a short top tube to fit him perfectly - what he ended up with was a dream machine!
Bespoked 2016 was a great show for ourselves at Cloud 9. It was a chance to exhibit 2 new models of bike, meet up with suppliers and fellow builders, as well as having a chance to talk about bikes with prospective customers.
At the show we exhibited two new models, the first was the Street Fix. This is a fixed gear city bike that shares the geometry of our Street Racer but with no rear brake and a set of track ends. On the front is a disc brake for controlled stopping. Wide bars for optimum leverage and carbon components to keep the weight down for quick acceleration. For full information about the model look here.
This bike was entered into the ENVE Build Off. A competition for bikes specifically built with ENVE components. Then the show goers voted for their favourite. We were delighted to get first place in the competition being crowned Bespoked 2016 ENVE Build Off Champion. Drop by the shop to see the winning bike and award in person.
The second model released at the show is our new Adventure bike. It can go wherever you want to ride and for as long as your legs can turn the pedals. A comfortable and stable geometry will give you the confidence to ride all day long, wherever the journey takes you. For full information about this model look here.
OUR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW
Ogre is a builder who specialise in titanium, based in Japan. Going for quality over quantity he produces around 20 frames a year. The finishing touch to their amazing show bike was the saddle. A hand shaped custom saddle made out of one sheet of titanium. Now that's what Bespoked is all about!
At Cloud 9 we always like a mountain bike and what Starling Cycles are making is no exception. A single pivot suspension design gives the bike an elegant simplicity without loosing function. We're looking forward to the 29er version, no word of when but here's hoping it's not too far away.
Finally we have Dear Susan's awesome single sided mountain bike. The bike has a single sided fork and mono-stay rear end as well as a pinion gearbox which pivots to tension the chain. Unique thinking to create a unique design.
MORE TO COME
As always Bespoked was an inspiring show. Seeing what other builders were putting out, the paint work available on the bikes and the variety of frame parts available has given us more to think about for next year. We hope to see you there!