2017 NAHBS: Cielo Dirt Drop Bourbon and Fire MTB

Some of the finest bourbons in the world are unobtainable, so it would make sense that Chris King‘s newest limited edition color was so small batch that only a select few builders were able to put it on their bikes at this year’s NAHBS. This was not their intention, however. It seems the brown anodizing was nearly impossible to get consistent, so making headsets, hubs and other bits to match wasn’t gonna happen. Big frowny face. There are two other colors which King has launched at NAHBS this year, which I’ll get to in a bit. Up first is this fire red Cielo dirt drop MTB. Now, this is their standard frame, which can be run as a rigid or a hardtail, with dirt drops, set up for touring with bikepacking bags. These frames no longer use slider dropouts and switched to front and rear thru-axles.

I dunno about you, but I wish that bourbon brown would happen because it’s so damn smooth!

  • Those parts are made of Unobtanium!

  • Keith Gibson

    that color is “Fire”

  • Nate-o

    That’s real purty.

  • h000k

    Flip chips in the fork thru-axles are pretty rad!

  • PGH_small_adventures

    That red with the brown is just perfect. If it was paired with all silver or black components it wouldn’t have the same impact. Great choices on a great bike.

  • FireUrEngine

    Nice looking bike

  • mr. apodaca APODACA


  • Eli Brock

    Horizontal lines through all the lettering is insane.

  • Erik_A

    What fork is that?