We finish bikes: everybody starts, but not everybody finishes–especially not the way they intend. Many companies make excellent frames, or rims, or tires, or drivetrains, or various accessories, but very seldom are they all integrated the best way possible, for the advantage of the rider.
Too few items manufactured today are really made to use; too many are made only to sell, and fail to do what they were purchased for, and end up in a landfill.
We strive to make bikes (and wheels, and tricycles, including tadpole recumbent trikes, and tandems, etc…) that are more than just the sum of their parts, that are truly “built to ride,” that outlast all the transient “must have” fads and trends. “Horses for courses…” but all should be as fun, efficient, and comfortable as possible.
To that end, we use some of the most common components, and also some of the (at least in the USA market) more unusual–albeit tried-and-true–such as leather saddles (all widths) and drum brakes, to give just two examples.
We sell all brands and price ranges of derailleur drivetrains, as well as no- or low-maintenance enclosed alternatives, including NuVinci’s CVT N360 hubs, which are impossible to mis-shift, “stepless” (never out of gear or in-between gears) and infinitely variable within their wide 360% overall range. We sell and service all kinds of other planetary-gear transmissions from makers like Sturmey-Archer, Sachs, SRAM, Schlumpf, FSA, and Shimano.
We make specialty items like quad-ring cranksets, custom-length cranksets, and ‘aero’ handlebars (usually, with armrests) including our exclusive designs for tandem ‘stokers.’
We make all types (racing, expedition touring, commuting, off-road, tandem, trike) of high-performance custom wheels, and pioneered the use of specially modified rear hubs (for dished wheels) for use with radial drive-side spoking–a design, since 2000 and 2002 respectively adopted by both Shimano and Mavic, the latter who coined a catchy and fairly descriptive name for it: “Isopulse”.