Johnny's Custom Titanium Mountain Bike

Here is a really nice titanium mountain bike for Johnny over in New York.

We decided to go with a nice stable, modern geometry frame based around the 27.5 plus wheel platform. This is also one of the first titanium frames to feature the Sklar 3D printed chainstay yoke which allows for ample tire and chainring clearance as well as a short rear end.

Johnny topped off the build with a bunch of amazing parts. Pike Ultimate for suspension, SRAM Eagle XX1 drivetrain for super crisp shifting, wheels from Enve, brakes from PAUL and cranks and a headset from White Industries.

Happy trails Johnny!

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Custom Steel All-Mountain bike for Blake

Blake is a Bozeman local - After a few year stint in Seattle anyhow. While there Blake got really fast at mountain biking and found out a lot about the bikes he likes to ride. While his full suspension trail bike gets him out a lot of days, Blake wanted a bike that would take him on some of the big Bozeman day rides as well as something he could load up with bags and do some bikepacking on. Of course it had to be fun day to day as well.

I am really excited about this bike because I think it is an awesome balance of all of those things. The steel frame clears up to a 29 x 2.8” tire with Sklar’s 3D printed stainless steel chainstay yoke. The 140mm pike is a great balance of trail capability and all-day pedaling efficiency. The geometry is definitely modern/forward geometry leaning with a 65.5 degree head angle and a 35mm stem. shortish stays keep the wheelbase in check. 1x12 as always with stealth dropper routing. I am excited to see the first set of Santa Cruz Reserve rims come through the shop, they seem like a nice option.

Anyhow, this bike is going to be a ton of fun for Blake. If I only had one bike… this would be it. So capable, so fun, so all around. Happy trails Blake!

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Titanium 27.5+ Mountain Bike for Bruce

What can I say about this mountain bike? Not much that it doesn’t say for itself. It is light, fun, clean and capable. A really great trail bike that will handle just about anything Bruce wants to throw at it when it lands at its new home in Oregon. A design we came up with after discussing all of Bruce’s fit dimensions, riding goals, style and preferences.

The Titanium frame is built around a 140mm fork and 2.8”-3.0” 27.5” tires, good proportions at this rider’s size. Paired with some middle-of-the-road forward geometry ideas, this bike is going to feel familiar but more capable than any old school geometry hardtail. A really nice match for the lively ride of Titanium. Sliding dropouts allow for SS use when Bruce is feeling in the mood for that.

The build is topped off with lots of bits from Enve and Chris King, a Shimano drivetrain and Maxxis rubber.

This is a dream bike for sure, and one of those instances where sending it off would be extra hard if it were in my size.

Happy trails, Bruce!

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Todd's Custom Steel Rigid SS Mountain Bike

After some time off the bike Todd was in the market for something new to keep it fresh. A bike he could hop out the door for some mixed fire road and singletrack rides or even hop in to some cross country racing, longer trail days or even some bike packing. This is the bike we came up with. A really fun middle of the road geometry that will be fun, light and nimble with the rigid setup. The bike is set up with “2.6in tires” (The Maxxis 2.6 DHF measures in at 2.45” on a 30mm rim) but the frame clears up to a 2.8” if Todd wants to go that route.

Todd opted for a Sklunk bar to top off the build, cranks from White Industries, bearings from Chris King and White, Stoppers from Hope in the UK and (gasp) a rigid carbon seat post from Enve. I couldn’t help myself from adding standard stealth dropper routing though if he ever comes around.

The frame runs Paragon Machineworks sliding dropouts, which means easy chain tensioning while the bike is set up single speed and a really easy swap to add a derailleur if that ever comes up.

All in all, this is a great versatile mountain bike that should last forever. If I had to have just one bike, a bike like this would be high on the list. Can’t wait for Todd to take it out on the trails in California and get it dirty!

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Alek's 29 x 2.6 Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike

A quick look at this bike and you know it was meant for some rowdy trail riding. Alek lives on Vancouver Island and wanted something to tackle those rooty, rocky and loose trails. We wend with a 150mm travel fork and some very modern forward geometry. Alek’s frame is also one of the first to use the new 3D Printed Stainless steel chainstay yoke which allows the frame to clear a 36T chainring, 2.8” tire and maintain a 427mm chainstay length. What else could you want?

The build is no-nonsense top of the line performance without going overboard on cost or weight savings. White Industries cranks, Chris King headset, Onyx Racing hubs and a drivetrain from Sram with the Eagle GX.

Excited to see this bike out on the trail getting dirty!

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The Chris King Openhouse Single Speed Mountain Bike

“Show bikes” are always tough. As a builder, you often get invited to show off some company’s new products on a carefully built frame. It is an opportunity to be seen with the latest and greatest, but also an opportunity to show off as a builder, what you have to offer. You’ve likely seen myself and other builders putting out the gorgeous builds at shows and on the internet, decked out in the most expensive parts that money can buy. Those parts no doubt ride wonderfully, but as someone with a small brand and a voice in the industry I really want to make cycling a more inviting place. That is a hard thing to do when all I ever show are $15,000 bikes like these show bikes I am talking about. For that reason I decided to bring a nice simple bike to the King openhouse.

This 29er “klunk” inspired singlespeed is a nice versatile bike that is going to last its’ new owner a lifetime. This bike is designed to be simple and easy. Low maintenance with no gears, no suspension and mechanical disc brakes form Paul Components. You can hop on with out a worry and be on your way. That said it is ready to see some more serious duty with the option for gears and different tires sizes. From exploring townie trails to towing kids in a chariot, to weeklong bikepacking trips this is a great one bike to have and cherish.

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