NAHBS 2013: SyCip Cycles’ Hidden Sleeve Steel & Carbon Hardtail 29er, More

SyCip Cycles steel and carbon fiber 29er mountain bike

SyCip showed off a customer’s work-in-progress Unleaded 29er with a carbon top tube and seat stays that are sleeved from the inside for a clean look.

The headtube is stainless steel, which will remain unpainted – the rest of the metal bits will be painted and the carbon will be clear coated. Brake hose is internally routed with another port for rear gearing if he wanted it. It’s built with a PFBB30 that’s running a Beer Components EBB.

Click through for detail pics and a few other bikes from his booth…

SyCip Cycles steel and carbon fiber 29er mountain bike

Normally, the carbon tubes are sleeved inside a lug or tube section. By putting them on the outside, it’s much cleaner looking.

SyCip Cycles steel and carbon fiber 29er mountain bike

Jeremy Sycip’s frames typically have a penny welded to the top of the stays, but they have to be 1981 or older because of the copper content.

SyCip Cycles steel and carbon fiber 29er mountain bike

Showing that you can set up the bike any way you want when you go custom, it has a 120mm fork and 142×12 rear end. This would be about $2,500 retail for the frame. It was also one of several bikes at the show with Kettle Cycles’ SiCCC carbon ceramic brake rotors.

He also had an all-mountain hardtail with long travel fork and dropper post.

And a classic city commuter bike with disc brakes, fenders and a very gentrified build up.

This dirt road bike used Ritchey’s Breakaway frame design to make it travel friendly.


Sark - 02/24/13 - 2:39pm

Awesome carbon- raw steel build!!!
An example a clean and straightforward frame. Wow!
The fit of the tubes, the rawness, the pennies on the stays. Wow!
All the frames look great!

Rubens - 02/24/13 - 8:44pm

allmountain hardtails rock.

Josh O. - 02/24/13 - 10:37pm

Jeremy’s always got something new and interesting to show. Never ceases to impress.

weekendwarriorwally - 02/25/13 - 4:22am

does this come in carbon? i must have carbon!

Ryan - 02/25/13 - 9:47am

Drool, as always.

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