The finishing touches have been done on the Serotta line-up for NAHBS. This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our partnership with Columbus and the birth of Colorado Concept Tubing. Ben and Columbus will be speaking on Sunday February 27th at 1:45 PM Serotta and Columbus, Steel Crazy after all these years….25 years of collaboration in the planet’s most noble material.
As part of our display and to pay homage to the successful relationship with Columbus, we will include a few of the incredible heritage bikes; which include a “Coors Aloha Colorado” from when the Coors Classic started in Hawaii. These are perfect examples of the attention to detail which has made Serotta a virtual “dream ride” ride-after-ride and year-after-year. We will also debut the first of twenty-five of the limited edition series VentCinque to further honor the birth of Colorado Concept Tubing and show case our material choices in steel, titanium and carbon fiber. See you in Austin! (Or follow us in all the show coverage….)
How does KirkLee top a 20-inch bike? Build a 650c bike Shimano Di2 Dura Ace and Lightweight wheels. This bike was built for speed coming in at 12 lbs. Special attention was paid to allow for easy shifting while racing utilizing Di2 button shifters on the handlebar top. It’s always a fun challenge to build unique bikes like this one.
Less is more was the theme for this bike. The logos you see here are frosted into the clear with no actual color applied; only a change in texture. The logos completely disappear when the bike gets wet. The carbon lay-ups are brought farther down the chain stays for added stiffness.
When asking the owner about his new frame he said, “It is the first new bike I have ever bought that I could tell it was mine the second I threw a leg over it.”
A KirkLee custom with a twist. Along with all the attributes that make a KirkLee this one was painted to simulate raw mahogany. The KirkLee logos are burned into the wood with a branding iron and stain was applied which consisted of candy brown with a bit of tangerine. Although it is hard to believe, yes the bike is 100% carbon fiber.