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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com.
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.
Update: thanks to all that applied. The position has been filled, and we have added a new and talented member to our team.
As production continues to ramp up at our Johnstown, NY framebuilding facility, we are looking for new team members to keep up with demand. If you or somebody you know is looking to join a great work atmosphere in the Johnstown area, we'd encourage you to get in touch with a résumé. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As those who have been following us recently know, this has been a year of big change at No. 22 Bicycle Company. Between opening our new manufacturing facility, updating our current bikes, developing new models and growing our dealer network, we’ve managed to pack quite a bit into the last few months. The following are the highlights of these changes.
Our new production home in Johnstown, NY.
As we announced in the spring, we have opened a new manufacturing facility in upstate New York. Occupying space in a former textile mill, we have taken advantage of this fresh start in titanium framebuilding and have assembled the perfect mix of new and old equipment. Mitering takes place on a row of dedicated US-made Bridgeport vertical mills, each cutting as precisely as they have for the last 50 years. At the other end of the spectrum, our HAAS CNC lathe butts tubing with perfect precision, allowing us to remove exactly the right amount of material from our tubing to make sure every frame rides exactly as intended.
Image: Andrew Franciosa
Despite torrential rain and cold temperatures, riders Andrew Romashyna and Wilis Johnson proudly represented us aboard Little Wing frames at the 2014 Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn this past weekend.
We're gearing up to send two riders to the Brooklyn Red Hook Crit this weekend aboard a pair of Little Wing frames. Toronto rider Andrew Romashyna (pictured below in a great shot by Steve Carty) will be aboard a slightly tweaked version of the build that he first sampled earlier this winter. NYC native Wilis Johnson will also be stomping aboard a Little Wing frame, and he put together a time lapse (above) of his frame coming together.
We're lucky to have two awesome guys aboard our bikes for this event. Keep an eye out for them this weekend!
We're making a big announcement today: we've teamed up with some of the most talented and experienced craftsmen in the industry to bring production of our bikes in-house, and to give our products a long term manufacturing home in North America.
We'll be providing more details in the days to come, but for now please read the press release below for full details. We are excited for what this means for us and our bikes moving forward.
While in architecture school back in 2005, I took a philosophy elective entitled 20th Century Theories of the End of Art. That same year, Armstrong won his fifth Tour de France. The thread that connected these seemingly disparate events in my mind was one of the assigned course readings, Art & Fear, by French Cultural Theorist, Paul Virilio. Virilio's essays in this work focus on the idea that the 'go for it' embracement of technology in Western culture and its correlations to speed and power leads to a cultural hubris and drains the collective humanity out of us. Art & Fear illustrates this with examples of vulgar hybridizations of man and technology from the macabre chemicalization of corpses in the Body Worlds exhibits of Gunther von Hagens to Austria's Sterlac, who uses mechanical prosthetics in his aim to fuse man and machine. Chemicals and machines—that brings us back to Armstrong.
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