We’ve spent years cultivating our relationships with the following frame builders, who we firmly believe will put a smile on your face every time you throw a leg over the machines that bear their names!
“In the winter of 1986, while living and working in my home state of Florida, I was contacted by a friend and former co-worker about a possible job opportunity at Serotta Bicycles. I was very excited about this prospect because it was the best way to pursue frame building as my full time career.
In February of 1987 I moved my family to Saratoga Springs, NY and worked at Serotta until December, 2008. After 21+ years at Serotta it was time to once again to build fine frames under my own name.
The cumulative knowledge I gained during my many years at Serotta has been invaluable in pursuing my passion of frame building under the K. Bedford banner.”
“Parlee was founded a decade ago with a simple but lofty goal: To build the world’s best performing race bikes. At the time, carbon fiber was overlooked in the road bike market. But based on what I had learned during 20 years in the boat building business, it was obvious that composites could redefine the cycling world.
The combination of properly sized tubes, accurate lay-up schedules, and proper molding techniques, make carbon fiber the ideal material for creating fast, light and comfortable performance bikes.”
“We build bicycles for the rider who appreciates perfectly tuned ride quality as much as stiffness and low weight—the rider who loves to ride for riding’s sake. Our point of departure is frame material: we fell in love with the ride of titanium and named our company after it. We then took to the task of sweating details of fit and finish. Our frames are based on carefully considered geometries and tubing profiles. We use the highest grades of titanium tubing available, build our frames in our own production facility in the United States with our veteran craftsmen, and confidently back them with our ten year warranty. We carry this meticulous approach through to our clean-lined and contemporary finishes that showcase the beauty of raw and anodized titanium. No. 22 is still a young brand, but we are spurred on by the number of passionate cyclists that agree with our approach. With our current lineup we are proud to be producing more bikes that make the destination second to the journey.”
Bryce & Mike, Founders
Every bicycle is unique, irreproducible and authentic.
This is the idea around which OM world revolves. We create custom frames and bicycles because we believe that every detail is essential: the frame geometries, the painting, the group set, the wheels and every single component
Tradition and Innovation.
Every OM product comes from our experience, encounters and suggestions. We take inspiration from the past, while responding to the present needs, while focusing on the future. Our final goal for every project is to offer an elegant design based on innovative technical solutions.
We are deeply connected to the land in which OM came to life, where it has been growing and that inspires us every day. First of all, we are Italian artisans. This is the philosophy that guides Officine Mattio choices. The research, the design and the production are totally Made in Italy
Our passion for cycling guides every single choice of Officine Mattio. We conceive and create, from the sketch to the prototype, to the final bicycle. Every product is tested by us, in Italy, and marketed only when it lives up to our expectations and standards.”
“As for 60 years now, Ernesto enters his factory every morning and tirelessly takes care of every detail, gives birth to new ideas, looks beyond the borders. It makes plans for the future.”
“a last name, a philosophy, a brand, a symbol of authenticity and integrity that is increasingly rare in the cycling world and beyond.
In over 4 decades of finely crafting a better cycling experience for riders the world over the company has remained loyal to the same ideals.
Humble yet hungry, speaking softly but pedaling hard Basso inserts these ideals into each and every product it makes. For those searching for not only quality and performance but something more, something real…read further to understand that you need to search no more.”
“At OPEN, our motto is “working hard to stay small”. We’ve done the “big company” thing, and it was time for something different. So we design the bikes we want to ride ourselves, we produce them, sell them to like-minded people and that’s it.
Staying small forces us to focus on what matters: Product development, taking care of customers (shops and consumers), and not much else. No sponsorships, no marketing, no flashy offices; we simply don’t have the time for any of that.
So if the simplicity of nice bikes, nice rides, nice company and nothing else are what you’re after too, join us at OPEN.
Andy & Gerard