Tomii Cycles Showcase: Blake’s Gravel Hunter

This year was to be the first year Nao Tomii of Tomii Cycles was going to attend NAHBS. For a small builder like Nao, spending the kind of money it takes to pull a seat up to the table of the USA’s largest hand made bicycle show takes a lot of financial planning, so when NAHBS was postponed this year, Tomii Cycles wouldn’t be able to attend. Most builders display customer’s bikes at NAHBS and asking his clients to wait four more months for their bikes, especially during a pandemic was out of the question. I reached out to Nao and asked if we could display his bikes here at the Radavist, so this week, we’re doing just that, beginning with Blake’s Gravel Hunter, complete with custom Andrew the Maker bags and a stunning paint job by Jordan Low. Sit back and enjoy clicking through these beautiful photos of an equally as beautiful bicycle…

Blake’s bike is made of mostly Columbus Zona tubing, a selection that Nao has grown accustomed to specifying for his bikes.

Frame spec :
-Tapered headtube
-Down tube internal
-Canvas style rear rack
-Designed to fit 700×45 or 650x50mm tires

For this bike, Nao made a custom seat stay bridge: “Tomii” logo canyon our of stainless, with a polished brass moon which doubles as a fender mount, with a pink sunset detail.

Parts :
-Shimano GRX Di2
-Enve Gravel Fork
-Patinated King Cage
-Paragon Skewers
-Chrisking Headset, BB and hubs
-Paul Stem and Seat Post
-Brooks Cambium
-Enve Gravel Bar
-MASH Bar Tape
-Rene Herse Hurricane Ridge tires
-Race Face ARC rims

Paint : Hot Tubes
Bags : Andrew The Maker

The bike was built by Jordan at Mellow Johnny’s

My idea to match the frame and bag color and also lines. I made templates for the bags and Andrew made bags, then I sent frame and bags to Jordan (Hot tubes) and he made custom paint to match the color. The frame bags are bolt-on from inside.” – Nao Tomii