Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 20th, 2013 at 4:18 pm
The Cielo shop (based inside the Chris King Precision Components factory in northwest Portland), is pumping out some fantastic bikes these days. They're on their way to Denver right now for the big North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) this weekend. At the show, they plan to unveil three new bikes. We already shared their collaboration with Tanner Goods; and now we've just heard about the Overlander.
The 29-inch wheeled Overlander is Cielo's entry into the booming adventure biking and gravel riding market. Here's more about the bike from Cielo:
"... Informed by our love of gravel adventures, backcountry exploration, bike-packing, long road tours and urban commuting the Overlander is constructed with the same attention to detail and elegance that is the hallmark of every Chris King product... With frame features that include adjustable rear dropouts for a variety of drivetrains, disc-specific braking, rear rack and fender braze-ons, and three watter bottle cage mounts, the Overlander can be outfitted to carry anything you could possibly need..."
They've also developed a new Overlander fork. Price is $1995 for frame, fork and Chris King headset.
The Overlander brings the current Cielo offerings up to 10 models. Not only are all the bikes made in northwest Portland, they are also painted there in a state-of-the-art bike painting facility. Chris King Precision Components, Cielo's parent company, employs over 100 people and is located in the northwest industrial district. Below is a photo of their workshop:
Learn more at the Cielo website.