NAHBS 2014: Beautiful Bikes from Moots & Cykelmagaren
Moots wasn’t showing off any brand new models, but they did take the time to customize a couple of their existing bikes and roll out the massive Frosthammer 5″ fat bike.
In the background above, at the far corner of their booth, the built up a ‘cross bike with retro styled brown leather bar tape and saddle and added S&S Couplers, making for possibly the ultimate travel bike. In the foreground, their entry into the Campagnolo contest and shows their ability to really dial the details if you’ve got the coin.
Shift past the break for detail photos and a look at Cykelmagaren’s slick hidden shifter and other snazzy customizations to their city bikes…
The Vamoots had several polished sections, with the head tube getting the only sharply defined bit.
The rest of the frame faded from their standard bead blasted gray to a polished finish for a subtle transition. Chainstays were fully polished, which gave the bike a very classic look to match the restyled Moots logo…
…in the style of Campagnolo’s cursive font. Click to enlarge and check out the tube caps on the seatstays. Even the frame pump was finished in titanium to match.
The Moots Frosthammer wasn’t launching at NAHBS, but it’s the first time we’ve seen it.
The FrosTi “standard” fat bike is still available for those only “needing” about 4.25″ of tire width. If you wanna run the full 5″ rubber, you gotta drop the hammer.
Denmark’s Cykelmagaren had perhaps the most trick features of any bike at NAHBS this year, which is both saying a lot for their creativity and a general observation that most folks brought customer bikes showcasing their typical builds for normal people.
This city bike used a friction shifter built into the down tube for a stealthy look. Above, closed and shifted to one extreme of the cassette…
…and opened to shift to the other extreme. Stop anywhere in between, just like with old-school down tube friction shifters, and it’ll find the gears along the way.
Lugs were also shaped and formed into a very stylish frame. It borrowed the cable brake levers from bikes shown in past years (worth a look). Also note the thinned-in-the-center shaped top tube.
This fixed gear had a tapered top tube, too, but with a consistent diameter ribbing with polished finish.
Maybe not the most comfortable thing to rub your knee against when pedaling, but stunning to behold.
Beyond frames, they make some beautiful wood and wood/metal accessories.
This step thru bike had nifty head and tail badges with integrated LED lights.