Industry Ticker: Cielo (by Chris King) brings in notable builders to help meet demand

Posted by on July 17th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Well-respected bicycle makers Jeremy Sycip (left) and Curtis Inglis (right) are lending at hand to help meet demand at Portland-based Cielo.
(Photo: Chris King Precision Components)

I’m not shy about my love of Cielo, the bike brand made right here in Portland by Chris King Precision Components. I love Cielo not only because I ride one myself and it’s named after my favorite old hometown road, but because it represents the largest bike manufacturing company in Portland.

Chris King Precision Components in the northwest Industrial area has over 130 employees and is growing every month. Their hubs, headsets, wheels, and Cielo frames/forks/stems are being shipped all over the world and the company is a model for environmentally conscious, domestic manufacturing.

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So I was stoked to hear this great news from them today:

Cielo is facing one of the best hurdles we could hope for, an explosion of demand. Around the globe we’ve seen riders requesting our frames, and the growth of our Racer series has been exceptional. Our Road Racer and Road Racer Disc have taken our production floor by storm, and to meet that demand we’ve brought in a couple of helping hands.

For this week, Curtis Inglis will be brazing and Jeremy Sycip will be TIG welding in addition to our already incredible staff to help us meet this increased demand. Cielo is known in part for the fast turnaround times and this increase in production will allow us to continue those extraordinary delivery windows.

Inglis and Sycip are successful bike builders in their own right. To have them up here in Portland, building bikes for Cielo is a testament to them and to us.

Way to go Cielo crew!

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    Chris "Clodhopper" Balduc July 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Whatever happened to the Beloved line of bikes that Chris King acquired a few years ago? I have a pre-production “There And Back” that rides like a dream despite a sub-standard paint job. I haven’t seen many bikes of the Beloved niche brand in Portland. Anyone out there have one?

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      middle of the road guy July 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Chris, the only one I have seen was YOURS on the Yeti ride yesterday!

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      Alex July 20, 2015 at 10:14 am

      CK never owned Beloved – but they did build bikes for them for a while.

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    Dave July 20, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Both of these guys are well-regarded frame makers–very good news to see the kind of talent magnet that Chris King has become.

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    Jocelyn Gaudi July 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Two of the best in the business. Hope to see you both riding around town soon!

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    bob July 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Having jeremy and curtis help cielo is very cool,adds unique touch for cielo;many frame makers have reknown builders build or subcontract for them yet do not seem to capitalize,market or “advertise” it…….on top of jeremy and curtis being top shelf builders,they are also great people ! hhhmmm,who will cielo bring in next for guest builders?

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