Choosing between the No. 22 Great Divide, Aurora
How to differentiate the No. 22 Great Divide, Aurora and Drifter depending on the surface, and style, of your rides
Eight of your most frequently-asked questions, an
Why it's impossible to anodize the colour red, and other queries we often get from prospective No. 22 owners
Our dealer in Seoul has one of the best No. 22 co
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Bike Makes Me Happy store owners Erica Kim and Hacheon Park own four No. 22 bikes and are titanium enthusiasts.
Why an Ironman chose a Drifter over a carbon time
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Cheryl Kerpez used to see a bike as nothing more than a means to an end in a race—now she's found a life-long companion in "Gravel Gertie," her custom Drifter
Riding with a N.Y. State of Mind on a No. 22 Litt
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A Brooklynite and Gold Sprint legend seeks to master the chaotic streets of NYC on his fixie
Chasing the perfect photo (and winning races) on
Crit-winning sprinter and skilled photographer Jared Hall rides one of the only No. 22 bikes you'll find anywhere in Arkansas.
How a Swiss pro rekindled his love for racing on
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What it’s like to ride Brooklyn's Red Hook Crit on a No. 22 Little Wing

Read Seetoh Lang's road disc experience after 1 y
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Great Divide Disc

Our Toronto dealer Blacksmith Cycle has published a long-term review by customer Seetoh Lang on his Great Divide Disc, and especially his experience with road disc brakes. We've posted an excerpt from that review below along with some of the post's great images. Be sure to check out Blacksmith's blog for the full review.

"When deciding on a new road bike a year ago, I was nervous about the idea of potentially switching brake systems. I’ve happily ridden thousands of miles on caliper rim brakes, and they’ve been tried and tested by riders for decades. But my experience with disc brakes on mountain bikes got me curious - how would the all-weather prowess of a hydraulic disc brake system translate on a road bike?

My curiosity got the better of me, and I got delivery on a No. 22 Great Divide Disc a few months ago. I’ve since ridden 4,000 km on it in various conditions - from group rides in tropical downpours, to solo descents in desert heat, to hating the weather in winter ice and snow. [Note: now Seetoh lives in Austria, so add the Dolomites to that list]

This is what my experience with disc brakes on a road bike has been so far.

Complete bikes in two weeks: announcing stock bik

Great Divide Rim Brake Stock Green Anodized

From the time the first No. 22 rolled out of our Johnstown, NY factory in 2014 we have been building our unique titanium frames to order. When each new customer places an order we cut, butt, miter, weld and finish each frame one at a time. We have been fortunate through our history that orders have often outpaced our production capacity, and the lead time for a new No. 22 frame has grown as a result of this popularity to 8-10 weeks.

While 8-10 weeks is still on the short end for many high end custom framebuilders, we saw an opportunity to do better. With that in mind, we are excited to announce our new stock bike lineup for 2018. Our three most popular models, the Great Divide, Great Divide Disc and Drifter will be available as complete bikes with no-corners-cut builds. These bikes will ship within two weeks of ordering to get you on the road and loving your new bike in the shortest time possible.

Deep Dive: Our Titanium Dropouts

No. 22 Great Divide Titanium Dropout

One of the defining characteristics of No. 22 is that we are continuously searching for innovations and improvements to our frame designs, down to the smallest components that go into them. While readily available ‘off the shelf’ solutions are often the easiest solution, they’re limited and do not allow us to make No. 22 the unique and innovative brand we want it to be. A great example of this approach is in the dropouts on each of our bikes.

One of the most crucial components on a bike, the rear dropouts determine the size and shape limitations of the rear triangle tubes, connect the drivetrain to the wheel and in many cases impact the performance of your bike’s shifting.

What's in a Titanium Weld?

No. 22 Titanium Welding

The No. 22 welding team is led by Frank Cenchitz, who personally has over 20 years of welding titanium bike frames. Sam Dries, our young prodigy (and hotshot CX racer) has added nearly three years of training under Frank to his previous welding experience. The knowledge and experience of our weld team is a key element of what makes every No. 22 special. Click through to read more about our welding process.

Why Ride Titanium?
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No. 22 Raw Titanium Tubing

Many different materials can be used in the manufacturing of a bicycle, each with their own set of benefits and challenges. Before launching No. 22 Bicycles, we put significant time and energy into considering the type of performance, comfort, durability and aesthetics we wanted to offer to our customers.

With the frame qualities established, we researched which material would best deliver the ride experience we were working towards. In the end we agreed that titanium was the best solution.

In this post we examine some of the attributes of titanium, and how its properties deliver the ride experience every No. 22 frame offers. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but may help point you in the right direction when choosing your next frame.

Starting the season strong: 2017 NAHBS and Toront

Trade shows are a logistical challenge at the best of times, and this year the Toronto International Bicycle Show and the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) were separated by four days and nearly 2,000 miles. The whole No. 22 team was scrambling: from late nights anodizing tube samples, last-minute catalogue production, nerve-wracking customs clearances and coordination with our suppliers to make sure not just the bikes, but all of their parts, were there on time. Throw in a blizzard at home and the result has been one of our more ambitious show schedules to date.

So, was it worth it? Absolutely. 

Click through for more.

No. 22 2017 NAHBS Campagnolo Best in Show Award

An explanation of our 10-year warranty

We are occasionally asked why we offer a ten year warranty, in contrast to the so-called "lifetime" warranties that are advertised by other titanium builders. 

We are tremendously proud of the craftsmanship of our frames, and we have built our brand around offering what we believe are the best made titanium frames currently available. We strive to be open and honest with every element that goes into our bikes, and our warranty is no exception.

Click through for more.

No. 22 Warranty Card

The Aurora: our all-new road disc model

It's not every day that we get to announce a new model, which made our launch of the Aurora at the recent Philly Bike Expo even more special. Blending the sublime handling of our Great Divide Disc with the smooth ride quality and increased stiffness under power of the Reactor, the Aurora has been one of the most anticipated bikes we've ever released.

Up front, the Aurora uses a tapered head tube with an integrated headset, shrink-wrapped around the thru-axle tapered steerer carbon road fork. Taking a page from the Reactor's playbook, the Aurora features a CNC-engraved head tube "badge", saving a few grams over our conventional solid titanium badges.

Click through for more.

Race on Sunday, build on Monday
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Between our support of This Team Saves Lives and our own No. 22 Factory CX Team, there are an even greater number of No. 22 frames between the tape on race day this cyclocross season.

Click through for more.

Track, Street and Mountains: Werehaus shoots the
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The creative studio Werehaus recently teamed up with our Brooklyn dealer Deluxe in order to show the versatility of the Little Wing. Check out the video below, and the Werehaus website for full details.

No. 22 Kit Launch and Pre-Sale
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After many, many requests, we are proud to be launching our official line of No. 22 kit. Like our frames the kit is built using premium materials throughout, with subdued graphics and a wide range of fit options to suit all riders.

We're so excited about the launch that we are running a pre-sale for the first order. Until July 29, 2016, shop our new clothing options at special launch pricing. Pre-orders will close on July 29 at midnight EST, and kit will ship 3-4 weeks after the sale ends.

Check out the full range of kit options here.

No. 22 and This Team Saves Lives
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No. 22 and This Team Saves Lives

We're excited to be supporting This Team Saves Lives (TTSL) as a platinum sponsor this year. TTSL is an all-women's adventure, cyclocross and gravel racing and riding team with riders on the East and West coasts of the USA. 


Detail upgrades across our entire 2016 lineup

No. 22 Flat Mount Disc Titanium Dropout

Beyond the big news of our two new models launching at NAHBS in Sacramento today, we have been hard at work on a number of tweaks and updates across our entire lineup. Click through for the full list of changes to our 2016 models.

Introducing the Drifter gravel bike and the Old K

As NAHBS 2016 in Sacramento, California kicks off, we are excited to announce the launch of two new models for 2016, as well as a number of improvements and upgrades to the rest of our line-up. Click through for full details.

The Great Divide Disc is now available

There's no escaping it: disc brakes on road bikes are here in a very big way. In recent months disc brakes have become our most popular custom option on the Great Divide, and in recognition of this we are now building the Great Divide Disc as a stand-alone model.

Click through for more.

No. 22 at NAHBS 2015: Introducing the all new Rea

After months of development, we are excited today to launch our all new Reactor model from the floor of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The Reactor is intended as a more race-focused bike than our current Great Divide model, with a frame that is stiffer under power and more aggressive, race-ready geometry.

During the development process of the Reactor, we scrutinized every element of the frame to deliver on the light, stiff and durable demands of a race focused bike. The end result is a frame with the stiffness and ride quality expected from a top tier titanium frame, at a weight of only 13.1lbs complete as shown.

Click through for the complete details.

Sold - 54cm Broken Arrow demo for sale
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Well, that was quick—we're happy to say that this bike found a new home within 24h of being posted. Thanks to all of those interested.

We're selling our brand new Broken Arrow demo bike. Built to be photographed for the Broken Arrow's launch, this bike was never ridden, and is in like-new condition. The only exception is some very minor scuffing on the wheels from being jostled in shipping.

Based on the $5,499 CX1 build of the Broken Arrow, this bike has an upgraded wheelset with Reynolds Assault Disc carbon tubulars. The tires are Clement MXPs, still unglued.

Our regular price for this build is $6,349. For this weeks-old demo, we are asking $5,499.

Click through for full specs and more images

The Radavist shoots the new Broken Arrow at US CX
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Wilis Johnson of Brooklyn No. 22 dealer Deluxe Cycles caught the attention of The Radavist while racing at the US CX Nationals in Austin, Texas. Check out the full gallery of the Broken Arrow in all its muddy glory at The Radavist.

Deep Dive: The All New No. 22 Little Wing

After months of development, we are excited to launch the latest version of the No. 22 Little Wing titanium track frame. Building on the success of the original Little Wing, this new version has been our most ambitious new bike development yet. You can check out the essentials about the bike on our Little Wing product page, but this blog post digs a little deeper into the details that make the Little Wing so special.

Click through for the full article.

Photo Tour: Inside the No. 22 Production Facility
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Recently we had cross racer, brand ambassador and all-around bicycle renaissance man Wilis stop by for a tour of the shop with camera in tow. Below are some of the images that Wilis took while he was here.

Click through for the full tour.

Wilis Johnson unleashes the Broken Arrow
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Big thanks to Wilis Johnson and Greg Addo for putting this video together of the Broken Arrow's premier race at Providence Cyclocross Festival.

SOLD - 50cm Great Divide Demo For Sale
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Thanks to all for your interest, but this bike has sold. We've kept the original listing below for posterity.

We're selling a nearly-new Great Divide 50cm demo. Ridden less than 250km, this demo bike looks and rides like new.

Based on our stock Ultegra 6800 build, this bike has a few key upgrades, including:

  • Upgrade to 3T Rigida LTD fork
  • Reynolds Attack carbon clincher wheels

The full specs are below. Our price as new for this bike is $5,379. We're offering this 50cm demo (with full warranty) for $4,500.

If interested, get in touch at

Click through for full specs and more images.

Little Wing Update
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One-piece titanium dropouts now offer a full 1" of adjustment.

We have been hard at work for the past few months updating and improving the Little Wing, and are excited to announce that production has commenced.

First, what's not changing on the Little Wing: the bike's core elements that made the original Little Wing such a success are all intact. The revised Little Wing keeps the stiff yet comfortable ride quality, track specific geometry and striking design of the original.

So what has changed? Click through for the full breakdown of changes.

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