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No. 22 Great Divide Review


Number 22 Great Divide Road

Who: While the bikes that roll our of the No. 22 workshop are perfectly raceable, we prefer to think they are more at home on lonely roads, logging long, comfortable hours on a hand-made beauty. What's different about this brand? Incredible quality for the price. What: No. 22 build it all, and only out of titanium, hence the name. Road, Cross, Gravel, Track. They got you covered. Custom geometry or special anodized color requests? Also available. Fresh off winning best CX Bike in Show at NAHBS? Uh huh. Where: N0. 22 was born from the minds of two Toronto cyclists and entrepreneurs, and eventually arose out of the ashes of Serotta to begin building gorgeous titanium masterpieces from their new Johnstown, NY facility. When: Every No. 22 frameset is hand-crafted for each customer in about 6 weeks time, including any custom requests. With our complimentary fit and build services, we guide you through the custom process each step of the way to ensure the perfect result, from fit and tube selection, to the endless array of new component options on the market. Why: With all due respect to the carbon "super" bikes many of us yearn for, those of us who don't necessarily race could be much better off with a bike that offers a 10-year warranty, incredible comfort, awesome durability, 27mm tire clearance, optional disc and custom geometry versions, and let's remember it's essentially a handmade jewel. Pictured in Photo up top is the "classic" 22 build: ENVE SMART 3.4's w/ ENVE cockpit, but click on our gallery below for close-ups on one variations, and know that we build every No. 22 from scratch to each customer's dream specifications. [gallery columns="5" ids="4191,4190,4189,4188,4187"] Oh, and you wanted a "review"? Well, here's the thing, custom bikes can be anything you want them to be, so stop reading some magazine's reviews and start looking for build quality, tube selection, craftsmanship, smart design, intelligent geometries, good functionality, and lust-worthy aesthetics. For us, the No. 22 possesses it all. In the stock geometry, the ride is fun and agile enough, but still stable and smooth, a bike capable of backroad adventures and regular Donut-Ride flogging as well. Top marks, for sure, and with a starting price of $2499 USD for a raw frame, it's tough to beat on any level. Stay tuned for upcoming No. 22 news, including details on when and how you can see their new Reactor carbon/ti monster in person, plus our new "Broken Arrow" arrival ;) Dreaming of your own No. 22? We are the shop you can trust to guide you there.

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