Despite using the most visually disturbing background ever for their booth, No.22 Bicycle Company have proved once again that they are the masters of understated beauty. Shown above is the new Reactor frameset; featuring a more aggressive race geometry than the Great Divide and dropping a lot of weight through several design tweaks including the use of a carbon seat tube/mast.
This show bike tips the scales at 5.9lbs, which is well below UCI limits, thanks to the ee cycleworks brakes, Cannondale cranks & the bankruptcy inducing Reynolds RZR wheelset.
UK pricing is yet to be confirmed but expect to find your wallet up to 4k lighter… Oh, and if you’d like to replicate this show build you’d be looking at 5 figures… Time to sell an organ or 2 (it’ll be worth it).
We recently handed over one of our first generation No22 Great Divides to the guys at Cycling Weekly… Result? They loved it!
We were happy with the comfort, and topped off with the lightweight properties, you’re getting a great all-round road frame with plush titanium styling’
It rewards positive rider inputs, which made it an engaging ride. We felt compelled to press on, especially on the descents, with good feedback keeping us informed us to the limits of grip and the frame’s capabilities.
You get a robust and plush frameset that should last a lifetime.
CW Nov ’14 : 9/10
Fantastic praise from the UK’s most read cycling publication- further evidence that No22 are rapidly becoming THE brand to have. The Great Divide is available in 2 different finishes and either Di2/EPS or mechanical routing…
Frameset – £2400 (inc Enve fork, Chris King Headset & Thomson seat clamp)
Full builds from – £3200 (give us a call to discuss your dream build)
The wonderful thing about building in-house in short batches is that No.22 can evolve their products. Not happy to sit on their hands and watch the $’s roll in after producing one of the most beautifully understated track bikes we’ve ever seen, the guys at No.22 have been slaving away to perfect the Little Wing.
Coming in soon is the long awaited Broken Arrow titanium cyclocross frameset from No22… Pricing is not confirmed but what we can tell you is that just like the Great Divide & Little Wing frames this will be a thing of utter beauty, available with various drivetrain/brake routing options and we will never, ever build one with those damn fugly wheels! Call to pre-order or discuss build options.
Everyone knows that cycling is a great form of exercise (and lots of fun) but it’s important to remember to relax & stretch… That’s where yoga comes in… Great for mind, body & soul! We’ve teamed up with Mary aka Purple Palm Yoga who is starting specific yoga for cyclist classes just around the corner in Dalston. Check out her facebook or twitter for dates & times…
See you there… Om Namaste
Those of you who keep a keen eye on the bike forums & news sites will have heard the great news regarding No. 22… They are bringing frame production in-house!
Until now No. 22 frames have been built by a small team at Lynsky but now they will be created by a team of ex-Saratoga Frameworks industry veterans in upstate New York. The team (with a combined 53 years of titanium building experience) will be led by Scott Hock and includes Frank Cenchitz as head welder, Caleb Sesselman as welder, and Bill McDonald bringing his considerable experience to finishing and paint. Continue reading