2016 NAHBS: Cielo Base Racer with Olive Drab Chris King 40th Components

Chris King‘s in-house bike production label Cielo has really grown over the years, branching out from sportif road bikes to cross racing bikes and now, the Base Racer gravel machine. We took a look at this model late last year in Portland, when it was dubbed the “Stereo.” After some in-house tweaking, Cielo decided on Base Racer. The name wasn’t the only thing to change. The head tube got shorter across the six sizes and the chainstays were lengthened.

Look closely though, because this one sports the new olive drab Chris King 40th components, as well as the T47 bottom bracket standard. Also, check out the annodized Spurcycle bell ringer! So what’s my consensus? I gotta get my hands on that 40th group!

Ordering the 40th anniversary components will commence later this spring, so stay tuned to Chris King.

  • JP Coates

    Wow. Understated perfection.

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  • Keith Gibson

    Wow, really like the look of this.

  • Tyler Morin

    Oh my! This bike is amazing! So much want!

  • ohhh mann those 40th components look the part

  • tony365

    I’m digging the matching angles of the top tube and stem, keeps the profile nice and clean, Not sure about the lacquered cotton bar tape, other than it looks awesome

    • tony365

      or wait is that cambium bar tape?

      • Yep!

        • tony365

          That makes more sense, looks way different on there web site, my brain isn’t working (long week) thanks for distracting from what I should be doing.

  • sturtlovinggood

    The detail on the dropout hanger… yumtown.

  • Jonathan McCurdy

    Here you go:

    “My Life Savings and Then Some”, made out to Chris King.

  • Have Good Get Give

    Powder coated? Any idea of name of the color or RAL number?

  • OMG you just called T47 a ‘standard’

    • Geraint

      It’s a standard that no-one uses, just like a 12mm front through axle!

  • As I commented on IG, that CK ‘written signature’ logo should be adopted for all their parts from now on. Just classy as hell. I would personally be more inclined to own some CK parts that look that good.

    I’ve had a spurcycle bell since its Kickstarter campaign, I still love it and get comments on it. Most notably from bike shop mechanics.

    • Andy Moore

      For my tastes, I prefer the standard King logo, and like it even better when more subtle ala the Sotto Voce headset.

      I sure do love the OD green, though! So much so that I allowed myself the luxury of two of these OD bells – one for the MTB and one for the Cross bike.

  • Søren Nejmann

    What does base means? Is this a cx bike? Or a more relaxed fit model of the Road racer? Looks like that.. Help! ;-) Those hubs are so sexy!

  • Logan N. Everly

    Fuck me. The color combos on this are boner-iffic.

  • tylernol

    i definitely dig the CK 40th stuff, I’ll have to grab some and figure out some bike to put them on..