Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 12th, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Following our reporting last month, Cielo has now officially announced a new line of bikes that will come with accessories made by Tanner Goods. Both companies are based in Portland and make their products just a few miles from each other.
Cielo, the bike brand created by Chris King and made in the Chris King Precision Components factory in Portland's northwest industrial area, will offer a Cielo Tanner Goods Edition package on two of their frames: the Sportif Classic and the Cross Classic.
Here's more from the official statement:
"... The Cielo Tanner Goods Edition comes outfitted with three exquisitely crafted waxed canvas and leather bags: a handlebar mounted bag for the your little necessities; a saddlebag to store the essentials for any unforeseen roadside maintenance; and a frame bag capacious enough to haul everything you could need for the perfect picnic afternoon while doubling as a shoulder bag for browsing unexpected estate sales. Each frame comes equipped with Honjo™ smooth fenders that are painted to match and trimmed out with a rear mounted Tanner Goods leather mudflap."
This collaboration is the result of a visit to Tanner Goods by Chris King and his brand manager Jay Sycip back in April. That visit led to a "design discussion" and the two companies realized they had a "shared aesthetic" and similar values in how they approach manufacturing and product development.
Sycip says the price for the frame, fork, fenders, and three Tanner bags will be about $2,900.
Here are a few more photos:
Two great local companies coming together like this is a perfect example of the special bike ecosystem we have in Portland. We have drawn hundreds of talented and bike-loving makers, designers, and builders to this city. Now the result is new products and innovation that grow the industry and the local economy.
Cielo plans a big launch of these bikes at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, Colorado February 22nd through 24th. If you don't make it to Denver, sources say a Cielo Tanner Goods Edition bike will be on display at Tanner's Portland retail store at 1308 W. Burnside. See more photos on their Flickr page.