06 November, 2019

2019 Philly Bike Expo Roundup

by Igor

Another amazing Philly Bike Expo is in the books! It was stellar to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, talk about our new and upcoming products, and generally nerd-out on bikes and bits. As tradition (2018, 2017, and 2016) dictates, here's our 2019 round up of bikes that caught our attention!

I'm going to start this off with a bang. This Pedalino stole the show this year. It won People's Choice and stole my heart. The frame is stainless steel and features tons and tons of custom machine work and anodized titanium ornamentation to create one super unique Gravel Grinder.

The fully custom, modular dropouts are absolutely stunning and take an otherwise standard piece to a level I've not seen before.

This Item4 is a collaboration between Bishop Bikes (located just North of us in Baltimore), Metal Guru, and Cutlass Velo (also in B-More). The Item4 platform is designed to be a semi-custom, all-rounder with performance and versatility in mind. It's your road, gravel, and randonneur all-in-one neat and lightweight package, and boy does it rip.

This Royal H roadie is a very cool blending of old and new. Cutouts and contrasting job abound. 

Love it or hate it, this Stronglight headset was definitely a conversation starter!

Cutouts e-v-e-r-ywhere. Even when you think you've seen them all.

I always love a good themed bike. This Beardman plus touring bike was fun, a tad spooky, and clever.

Get it? Tombstone?

A super simple and lightweight city bike from Zukas.

With a terrifically clean rear lamp. I believe it is elevated to gain some vertically clearance above the fender. It also looks amazing.

The wild paintjobs attracted me to the Weis Manufacturing booth, and the seatstays on their Hammer series kept me around. 

Made from aluminum alloy, the Hammer Road is designed for maximum power transfer. It looks fast.

You don't often see full-custom full-squish mountain bikes, so it's always a treat when you get to see one up close. This raw one from Moth Attack was super clean and will definitely be a blast through the rooty trails we have here. 

Breismeister always come through with the most fun paintjobs and unique, intricate framework.

Again, a big thank you to all who came by the booth, said hi, shared stories, and grabbed a seltzer. We're glad you could make it out. See you next time!

1 comment:

Andy said...

Looks like the rear lamp on the Zukas is a Rene Herse.