Métier Vélo is moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico! New Mexico State University got a new Director of Nursing, and Métier Vélo got a new shop. The magic of the Internet means most things will not change: Métier Vélo will still feature the same great designs, materials, suppliers, construction, fabrication, and personal attention to clients. I’ll be sad to leave the old Métier Vélo Atelier in Emigration Canyon, but in exchange many things will improve: a bigger shop, less time shoveling snow, permanently warm hands, and outdoor riding year-round. I’m looking forward to life in Las Cruces.
The first Métier Vélo Mountain Bike is a collaboration with Poly-Shape, an additive manufacturing company based in Salon-de-Provence, France. As it happens, Salon-de-Provence is near the famous Roc d’Azur mountain bike festival—races, rides, and bikes—from 4-8 October 2017, and Poly-Shape will be there with the Métier Vélo MTB!
We had a great time in Bristol at our first Bespoked UK show, 7-9 April 2017! We were in good company at Stand 57, with Steve and Rob of Rodford Built and Eric Estlund of Winter Bicycles as neighbors, and Craig Calfee and Rob English right nearby. We were surrounded by Bespoked Award winners, current and former! The weather was beautiful (really!), and we really enjoyed Bristol. The area of town around Brunel’s Old Station is being revitalized, and offers some great restaurants and pubs. We particularly enjoyed the Mud Dock Café, Pub, and Bikeshop. Everything good in one place: bikes, beer, and coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
The Métier Vélo website has been updated with the pricing and order info for 2017!
For 2017, Métier Vélo frames will be available in two editions: Classic and Team. Classic edition frames are US-sourced with lugs printed by GPI Prototypes on a 3D Systems DMP320 and tubes from RockWest Composites. Team edition frames are global, and feature lugs printed by Kanfit3D on an EOS 290 and and full custom, filament-wound tubes from Tim Crossman Composites in Ukraine.
Frames are available as part of a complete bicycle package (best value) or with a fork, headset, and bottom bracket installed (a fuselage).
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We had a great time at NAHBS 2017 in Salt Lake City! Mountain Bike Pro and good friend Emma Maaranen helped out in the Métier Vélo booth and showed her custom do-it-all-road-bike. Thanks, Emma! Judging by the amount of dirt on the #EDIARB that I cleaned off for the show, it spends at least as much time off pavement as on.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to have a look a the bikes and chat. We even had a cameo by Marty Jemison! How cool is that?
Métier Vélo had some great media coverage. Check out these articles by Anna Schwinn (BikeRumor), James Huang (CyclingTips), and Nic Sims (Pez Cycling News). Thanks to Don Walker (NAHBS President and Founder) for having Métier Vélo at the show. We’re looking forward to NAHBS 2018, 16-18 February in Hartford CT!
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For 2017, Métier Vélo frames will be available in two editions: Classic and Team. Here’s the latest info until I have time to update the Métier Vélo website.
The Métier Vélo Super622 features 3D-printed titanium lugs paired with custom-designed, filament-wound carbon fiber tubes by Tim Crossman Composites exclusively for Métier Vélo. The geometry is based on the well-regarded Cannondale Super6 Evo with a few updates, such as graceful 8mm seatstays and a sloping, tapered top tube for the super-tuck position on descents. It features the Métier Vélo integrated saddle mount and custom dropouts in 3D-printed titanium. The frame is eTAP only, which keeps it super-clean, and the component selection features Utah-based suppliers TRP (brakes), ENVE (fork, bars, and stem), and Reynolds Cycling (wheels).
Métier Vélo will show two bicycles at Bespoked: my personal ride built with lugs from GPI and tubes from RockWest Composites, and the latest Super 622 Evo with custom filament-wound tubes made exclusively for Métier Vélo by Tim Crossman Composites and Kanfit3D lugs. Both bicycles feature the exclusive and sexy MASM integrated saddle mount. See us there 7-9 April at Booth 57 in Bristol!
Métier Vélo is pleased to offer lugs and parts 3D-printed by Kanfit 3D Additive Manufacturing. Kanfit 3D prints Métier Vélo designs in 6/4 titanium on an EOS 290 DMP. Kanfit 3D provides all post-processing, including heat de-stressing, machining, and finishing.
Kanfit 3D is based in Israel and manufactures custom parts for aerospace and biomedical applications worldwide. Kanfit 3D meets industry standards for Israeli and international military and commercial aviation, aerospace, and defense, including Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Boeing, the Israeli Airforce, and Ministry of Defense.
Kanfit 3D lugs and parts can be found in Métier Vélo Team Edition frames, and will debut at NAHBS 2017!
Been thinking about a custom frame? Going to NAHBS 2017 in Salt Lake City? I’m offering special pricing on a full custom Métier Vélo bicycle if you pick it up at the end of the show. Order by mid-January 2017 at the latest. Road, gravel, cross, MTB hardtail. Contact me for details.
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