NAHBS 2012 – Sycip Cycles’ XTR Kid’s Mountain Bike, FuseProject Trike II & More
Sycip Cycles is celebrating their 20th anniversary building custom bicycles, and they’ve got a few new options on the table to celebrate.
First, though, is this second iteration of the cargo trike they did in collaboration with Fuse Project, the design firm they partnered with for last year’s Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Challenge. It’s for the wife of one of the folks there, and it gets a few updates as Jeremy Sycip learned from the first build…
The front wheels each have their own disc brake, which meant splitting the hose to push fluid to each set of calipers. To do this, he custom machined a splitter and welded it on the frame. Clean, simple and functional. At right, each front wheel gets fully adjustable ball joint mounts, letting them tune the angle of the front wheels and alignment.
Headlights are placed under the cargo rack and into the head tube. Simply push the bulb in to turn them on. The integrated U-lock remains.
He’s getting back into stainless steel road frames…
…and partial frames. The stainless chainstays on the cross bike let them remain unpainted without worry of corrosion, and as such will remain unmarred by chain slap.
It was dressed up with custom logo embossed leather saddle and sew-on grips.
This kid’s mountain bike was commissioned by one of their dealers for his son. It rolls on 20″ wheels with XTR drivetrain (except cranks), ENVE handlebar, Formula R1 disc brakes and Industry Nine hubs and spokes. Cranks are some cheap, solid alloy Truvativ models. Because they’re solid, they could drill and tap new crank holes. Heh, heh: Envy rims.
Custom frames start at $1,800 and the paint was $500 on this one, so you can do the math.
Another new feature offered is internal cable routing to the rear brake and derailleur, which pokes directly through Sycip’s trademark penny seatstay cap.