With Covid-19 throwing a wrench in the spokes of the traditional tradeshow schedule, even open houses have had to switch to an online, or virtual, format. We saw this earlier in the year with ENVE and now, the 2020 Chris King Open House. While it wasn’t safe to travel to Portland to document the bikes, Chris King’s in-house photographer Jacob Olsen did a stellar job at documenting all ten bikes, while videography team Modify Content knocked out some great, in-depth video profiles of these handmade marvels. We’ve got part two today, featuring Pursuit, Rock Lobster, Sage, Speedvagen, and Sycip, so let’s jump right in…
Pursuit Cycles’ new all-road model clears a 40mm 700c tire or a 50mm 650b tire. Where others focus on massive clearances, Pursuit keeps to their pedigree of making zippy, lightweight bikes but has engineered the carbon layup to be more robust. Pursuit builds these monocoque-style bikes at their shop in Bozeman, Montana. The bike’s wild and funky paint job was designed by Bicycle Crumbs.
Paul Sadoff began Rock Lobster Cycles in 1988 and since he’s been building, he’s seen all kinds of waves engulf the cycling industry. He makes MTB, road, cross, tandems, track bikes, and gravel bikes in his shop on the West Side of Santa Cruz.
Looking like Silver Surfer, this gorgeous gravel bike is about as bling as you can get. With a mirror-like polished finish, a top of the line build kit, and an anodized logo hit, Sage once again delivers for the Chris King Open House.
Speedvagen’s Open House offerings always hit the mark. This Ready-Made Disc OG features the Ichigo paint scheme, rendered with an ombré fade and a wet black overcoat, done in house at their Coat paint shop. Oh and hi, Woody!
Jeremy Sycip designs and builds classic NorCal bikes out of his Santa Rosa workshop. This classic geo XC steel hardtail features his signature penny-capped segmented seat stays and is coated in a beautiful mustard yellow.
Thanks for tuning in for the final five bikes from the 2020 Chris King ‘Not So’ Open House. As for this bunch, who gets your vote? Drop your fav in the comments!