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2018 Philly Bike Expo: Bass Boat Sparkle Disc Road

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2018 Philly Bike Expo: Bass Boat Sparkle Disc Road

2018 Philly Bike Expo: Bass Boat Sparkle All Road
Photos by Jarrod Bunk, words by John Watson

Bryan Hollingsworth started Royal H Cycles in 2008. It’s now his 10-year anniversary of the company and at the Philly Bike Expo, he brought just the bike to celebrate, a deep purple sparkle-painted disc all road with elegant lines and modern functionality.

While the SRAM Red eTap, Easton Wheels, Zipp components, a Columbus fork, and Cane Creek Headset make for a completely balleur build, the detail in the wishbone seat stay steals the show. What a way to celebrate 10 years of framebuilding!

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2018 NAHBS: Royal H Cycles Classic Road

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2018 NAHBS: Royal H Cycles Classic Road

No matter how high tech the road bike gets, nothing beats the lines and elegance of a classic road bike. For this year’s NAHBS, Bryan of Royal H Cycles brought this beautifully-lugged road bike with equal parts practicality to functionality. At first, I didn’t even notice the Di2…

Royal H Cycles: The Road to Technology and the Prova Ti / C Road

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Royal H Cycles: The Road to Technology and the Prova Ti / C Road


Photos by Eric Baumann

It’s always fascinating to hear people’s perception of framebuilders and its alignment is usually something like: bearded dude, welding steel together in a garage. While that might be somewhat true, for brands like Royal H Cycles, embracing technology is one of the challenges of maintaining a successful company. Consumers like titanium and carbon, two materials that are easily joined together… With the right experience. Seven, Firefly and other Boston-area builders have mastered this art, making it possible for others to ride the road to technology.

Head over to Royal H Cycles’ blog to read about the Prova, a ti and carbon road bike.

Royal H Cycles: John’s Belt Drive Rohloff

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Royal H Cycles: John’s Belt Drive Rohloff


Photos by Eric Baumann

Belt drive commuters make a lot of sense in cities like Boston and New York. Road grime, dirt, salt and other contaminates hardly effect the system and personally, it’s always interested in seeing this technology paired with a Rohloff on a custom steel bike.

Royal H Cycles keeps me tuned in and this recent project is maddeningly beautiful. See more of it at the Royal H Flickr!

Royal H Cycles: Concerning Show Bikes

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Royal H Cycles: Concerning Show Bikes

Photos by Eric Baumann

While the 2014 Philly Bike Expo is this weekend. Bryan from Royal H Cycles has decided to share the tale of his show bikes from last year. This is the first time I’ve seen these two bikes, both of which are incredibly unique, so it was nice having a back-story to the framebuilder’s influence and inspiration.

Head over to the Royal H Cycles blog for more!

Royal H Cycles: Bad Larry SSCX Bike for Sale

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Royal H Cycles: Bad Larry SSCX Bike for Sale

Yikes! This bike looks like a real ripper. Bryan from Royal H Cycles built up this exquisite singlespeed ‘cross bike for the Bike Cult show in NYC and it’s now available for sale. The price is $3500 as shown, with a 57cm seat tube and 56.5cm top tube (center to center). I think that’s a great price, especially for such a unique frame. I’m really loving the lugwork and paint detailing. See more at the Royal H Flickr.

Great work Bryan! If you’re interested, holler at Royal H Cycles.

Royal H Cycles: Ben’s Grinder

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Royal H Cycles: Ben’s Grinder

Photos by Eric Baumann

For a frame builder, being able to create something unique for one of your friends has got to be one of the best experiences of the job. Ben wanted a cross-ready, dirt road eating machine with provisions for a rear rack. Highlights include the seat tube cluster, custom stem and a battleship grey paint job. Royal H really killed it on this one! See more at the Royal H Flickr.

Royal H Cycles Fixed Gear

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Royal H Cycles Fixed Gear

It’s kind of sad to see fewer and fewer frame builders showcasing track bikes and fixed gears at shows like the Philly Bike Expo. There’s nothing more elegant than a cleanly-proportioned bike meant to travel around the city and this Royal H Cycles fixed gear is exactly that. The colors just pop in these photos. Check out more below.