Adam Sklar has been building bikes for five years now. Among his first customers was Sam, a good friend from high school. Sam had Adam build him a single speed 29er, but Sklar #4 has since been through many iterations over the years. Recently, Sam was feeling like his original Sklar, while abundant with character and nostalgia, was ready to give way to a new Sklar. Adam’s style has certainly developed over his time building bikes, and Sam wanted to honor his friend’s success by commissioning another frame.
With its swoopy hand-shaped tubes and intricate custom details Sam’s new 29er is unmistakably Sklar. He chose an XT 1x group with a silver build kit that complements the sky blue powdercoat perfectly. While the build is absolutely stunning, Sam intends to ride it hard, and soon. This week, Adam and his tongue-in-cheek #sklarbikesfactoryteam are headed out on a bikepacking trip along the Colorado Trail, ensuring Sam’s bike will be put to good use immediately.