By Shinichi Konno, handbuilt in Japan, Cherubim are some of the world's most incredible steel bikes.
Uli is Cherubim's lightest bike, with thin-walled tubes and a one-piece CNC's headtube for stiffness.
Choice of 1+1/8" or tapered headtube
Typically with ENG BB and cantilevered S-bent "swayed" seat-stays plus chrome chainstay.
Description: A beautiful hybrid of Shin-Ichi Konno’s mastery of steel and the advancements of modern technology, the Uli features an integrated headset and custom painted carbon forks. The forks and headtube size make a huge statement on an otherwise classic steel frame. The front end might draw the eye, but, like all Cherubim frame, the beauty is all in the details. The chromed seat tube collar, the custom made brake bridge and bottle boss braze-ons, the absolutely exquisite brazing on the seat stays – all off this held on custom-drawn Kasei tubing you’re unlikely to ever see on another bike. Not only a rare beauty, this is a pure performance machine, combining the stiffness of the integrated headset, the smoothness of the carbon fiber and the comfort inherent in steel. A customer built a ULI down to 6.35kg, if light weight is your target.
The main difference between the ULI and the rest of Cherubim’s bikes is the headtube. The headtube is machined from a single billet of steel to fit a integrated headset. The diameter of this headtube is also larger than what you see on most steel frames better suiting the carbon fork. Another feature of this frame is the shaped seat stays. The S Bent stays give the rear end a stiffer ride. Paired up with the sloping geometry the ULI is the ultimate race machine with a touch of class.
$2,299 for frame only
$2,599 with matching painted carbon fork
$2,999 with matching painted ENVE fork
Add $200 for custom geometry
Add $200 and up for custom paint
Add $1500 for stainless steel upgrade