Photo Gallery & Captions By Robert Annis
Bike fans swarmed the opening day of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show Friday.
Abbey Tools was hyping its new Stu Stick, an aluminum rotor truing tool that’s one-third the weight of its heavier steel counterparts. The light weight and rounded edges (ideal when tossed in next to a loose tube) make ideal for MTBers’ hydration packs.
Boo’s new fatbike is prepped for any kind of winter adventure you can throw at it.
Six-Eleven Bicycles’ colorful hardtail 29er is a picture of simplicity.
DT Swiss’s 2015 all-black front fork was spotted on this Kent Eriksen mountain bike, as well the company’s new XRC 1250 wheel set. The bike is DT Swiss’ new demo bike, and will be making its way across the U.S. and Europe after the show.
Also spotted at the Eriksen booth was this front-suspension fatbike sporting a 15-year-old Marzocchi Bomber front fork, modified to fit the 5-inch Surly Larry tire. Welder Brad Bingham said he’s been stocking up on the forks on eBay.
Chris King is introducing a colorful line of welded stems bearing the name of King’s other brand, Cielo. You can choose from 13 different colors and nine different anodized faceplates. There are two versions, the racer and the classic, both retailing for $300.
Chris King also has begun building wheelsets featuring rims from Enve and Stan’s and its own hubs.
Groovy Cycleworks went all out with this titanium hardtail featuring S&S Couplers, belt drive, internal hub and a one-piece bar and stem combo. It's coated with a matte-like finish called carekote, designed by the military to be used on sniper rifles. Retail on the bike is more than $8,000.
VP has seven pedals in its new VX line, ranging from $50-$130, with the top three models featuring fully replaceable internals and a lifetime guarantee.