The 2022 Chris King open House was a right blast – making up for the all pent up energy of needing to connect in person, whilst heavy nerding out on lusty bikes. The stars of the show were quite many / pretty much everything 🙂 , but the ability to chat with the super talented builders about builds , details and components was by far the highlight . Nineteen bicycle builders, numerous great bike companies mixed in with the builders, free snacks and beers, and new colour from Chris King -with a new headset design! … how could this event not be a hit?
Moots – Steamboad Springs, Colorado
Moots (@mootscycles) were showing off a new road / allroad bike called the CRD. The clean look of the front end came from some help from Chris Kings AeroSet headset which routes the brake lines through the headtube while still using two 44mm cups. Look how clean the front of that Moots looks!
No 22 Cycles – Johnsontown, New York
technology and integration was the name of the game here with a custom 3d printed and annodized titanium stem, 3d printed rear dropouts and a super clean look with integrated headtube cable routing. (@22bikes)
Speedvagen – Portland, Oregon
Not only did Speedvagen (@speedvagen) bring a ritzy new bike to the show they also tricked out their Volvo and sauced up a classy downtube shifter number with the same modern paint scheme. Boom.
Sycip Cycles – Santa Rosa, California
Mosaic Cycles – Boulder, Colorado
Product of Bob Scales, Portland, Oregon
Bob Scales (@productofbobscales) not a bike builder, but at it again with his Retrotech / Sim Works hipster carry everything 29’er collaboration, don’t forget the knife!
DeSalvo Cycles – Ashland, Oregon
Mike Desalvo (@mike.desalvo) Titanium gravel bike with paint matched carbon fork
Rizzo Cycles – Madrid, Spain
Reminding you of that special Matte Bourbon colour? Rizzo Cycles (@rizzo_cycles) put together this playful fat tyre fun machine with a nice contrast between the whisky and the new midnight navy colors
Breadwinner Cycles – Portland, Oregon
A beautiful steel roadbike from Breadwinner (@breadwinnercycles) with the perfect paint scheme for King’s midnight navy colour.
Retrotec & Inglis Cycles – Napa, California
Retrotec (@retrotecbikes) Beautifully proportioned 27.5″ dirt machine with that iconic frame design / top tube curve.
Horse Cycles – Brooklyn, New York
Chumba – Austin, Texas
Chumba bikes (@chumbausa) titanium gravel bike with Cerakote and raw finish.
Pursuit Cycles – Bozeman , Montana
The dayglow eye popping, contrast zapping look of the carbon fibre – Pure Road bike (@pursuitcycles)
Alliance Bicycles – Hailey, Idaho
Simple Bike Co – Portland, Oregon
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz had some nice bikes on display, including this lustrous Stigmata
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