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What a great NAHBS this was!:

I can’t say enough about the tremendous show that was hosted in Denver last weekend. The 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle was a huge success. The people of Denver came out in full force to show their love of cycling. We are proud to be a part of the Denver cycling community. We were also [...]

Passes are Available at the Door:

Just a reminder to all that online registration for 2013 NAHBS Denver is now CLOSED, but you may still attend the show (and please do come!) by purchasing passes at the door in the Colorado Convention Center. Here’s the fee schedule: PRICING: Online Day Online Onsite 1 Day Friday $18.00 $22.00 1 Day Saturday $18.00 $22.00 [...]

Rocky Mountain High:

Greetings from the mile-high city of Denver, Colo., site of the 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show! In addition to being the hub of Colorado’s Front Range region – a particularly bike-centric area and home to numerous custom framebuilders and specialty component manufacturers – Denver has a solid reputation as one of the nation’s most [...]

World’s lightest travel tandems!:

Paketa Magnesium Bikes will be showcasing the world’s lightest travel tandems at this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show. We will be displaying two D2r travel tandems. One with two couplings and one with four couplings. Whether you choose a 2-coupling or 4-coupling frame depends on how–and how often–you travel with your bike. The 4-coupling [...]

If you’re not seeking the extreme capabilities of our Americano, Divide or Pangea models the Cascadia is one of the finest touring bikes money can buy. The Cascadia provides an incredibly stable ride and the kind of positioning you want when your goal is to cover more ground while taking in the scenery. Light, oversized and custom Reynolds 725 Steel tubing and outstanding hand-built unicrown touring fork built in-house.  Designed around 135mm frame spacing for compatibility with 29er and 700c disc wheels, and clearance for 38c gravel grinding tires. Other key features include dual disc brakes for excellent safety and control, fittings for three water bottles, front and rear racks along with full fenders.

Shown here with the standard kit; Shimano Ultegra 10spd triple group, hand-built wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to Velocity Dyad rims, Thomson post, Chris King headset, Avid BB7 disc brakes, FSA bars/stem, and Selle Italia saddle.

Integrate cycling into more of your life. The CityView is equipped with the Shimano Alfine rear hub to keep your commute and your errands low maintenance and hassle-free. Simple and clean belt adjustment with the Co-Motion self-locking eccentric and Alfine specific drop-outs made in-house. Tough, over-sized and custom Reynolds 725 Steel tubing with a hand-built unicrown fork.  Shimano’s Alfine 11-speed internally-geared hub means sleek, derailleur-free riding with a superb gearing range. Dual disc brakes for excellent safety and control. Civilized and upright body positioning helps you arrive relaxed and fully charged.

For this upcoming NAHBS show we decided to build a special edition of the CityView model, to include the new electronic Shimano Di2 Alfine drive-train. Complete with flat-bar thumb shifter, gear and battery indicator, and short battery mount under the down-tube. Of course, we couldn’t resist drilling the frame for internal wire routing and cleaner appearance. How could we improve on this ultimate commuting and city machine? Integrate the new Gates CenterTrack Carbon Drive for a clean, reliable and quiet ride. To achieve this, we had to CNC machine a custom CenterTrack cog to work within the tight tolerances between the electric Alfine motor and hub itself.  The result is the smoothest, low maintenance and trouble-free city bike!

We hand-build all of our wheels at Co-Motion and this CityView is no exception. We chose the Velocity Dyad rims with a Shimano Dynamo front hub to power up an E3 Supernova headlight and your favorite GPS or smart phone on the go. Final details include House of Kolor (HOK) pearlescent paint with logos applied in a reverse masking process, all performed in-house. Chris King headset, Selle Anatomica saddle, Thomson seat post, Avid BB7 disc brakes, and FSA cockpit.  Designed to accept your favorite fenders and racks, the CityView may just change your life.

A simple, elegant alternative to adaptive hardware defines the Co-Motion PeriScope tandems. The quick-release dual telescoping seat mast system makes fitting everyone simple and easy. The PeriScope design allows the bike to grow with your children until they’re at least as tall as you are. Simple no-tool adjustments mean that Mom or Dad can ride with the kids within seconds. All PeriScope models feature larger, specially designed  zonally-butted cro-moly tubing to enhance stability, no matter who you’re riding with and to make it fun riding with anyone.

This PeriScope Torpedo model features the superb performance and component selection of our popular Speedster tandem and 700c wheels.  With hand-built DT Swiss and Velocity Dyad wheels, laced here in our factory. Co-motion designed and machined head-tube, bottom bracket shells, self-locking eccentrics, drop-outs, unicrown fork, PeriScope seat masts and collars; all made in-house. Components include Shimano Ultegra kit, Avid BB7 disc brakes, Selle Italia saddles, Continental Gatorskin tires, Co-Motion stoker stem, FSA Gossamer cranks and cockpit.  Like all our steel tandems, the Torpedo has front and rear rack mounts, full fender eyelets and four water bottle mounts. Well equipped for your next family vacation.

With its ultra-rugged frame, fork and big 29” wheels, the Java is equipped to take on extremes. Getting away from vehicle traffic has never been easier or more fun. The Java’s stout frame and specially-built fork are designed to get you to your most exotic destination grinning widely. Designed with custom super sized zonally-butted cromoly tubing and in-house made drop-outs. With plenty of clearance for large tires and fenders, it can also be equipped with 700c tires for road touring when riding “civilized” and disc brakes make it easy. Of course, front and rear rack mounts, full fender eyelets and four water bottle mounts are standard on the Java.

This special NAHBS edition of the Java model will be built around the Rohloff Speedhub 14-speed internally geared hub, dual Co-Motion self-locking eccentrics and Gates CenterTrack timing belt and drive belt for low maintenance and reliability. We decided to add polished stainless steel S&S couplers to compliment the 17-4 stainless Rohloff-specific dropouts to make for the ultimate touring tandem. Final touches will include a new Co-Motion 14-speed machined drop-bar shifter, Son Schmidt dynamo front hub, Schmidt Edelux headlight and USB powered stem top-cap. Everything you need for self-contained adventures off the grid.

The Americano Rohloff touring bike combines unmatched frame reliability with the amazing Rohloff Speedhub’s 14 internal gears, eliminating the need for derailleurs. Borrowing from our tandem experience, we include our own machined self-locking eccentric bottom bracket for simple and clean belt alignment. And incorporate standard 145mm tandem frame spacing for a super strong dish-less rear wheel. We designed our own polished 17-4 stainless steel dropouts for elegant and simple integration of the Rohloff hub system. These Rohloff-specific dropouts are designed for the OEM version of the Rohloff hub, which automatically re tensions the belt when replacing the wheel.  No need to align and tension the belt every time you change a flat tire. Plus these new dropouts are stronger, stiffer, and definitely sexier.

This edition of the Americano Rohloff uses the Gates CenterTrack belt drive system for sleek appearance, low maintenance and unparalleled reliability while touring. You will also notice the new Co-Motion made 14-speed drop-bar shifter, conveniently placed next to the stem for comfortable upright shifting. Other key features include; dual disc brakes for excellent safety and control, larger head-tube with Chris King internal headset, fittings for three water bottles, front and rear racks along with full fenders. With polished stainless steel S&S couplers, this is the ultimate touring bike to travel the globe.



Performance-hungry athletes seek out tight, accurate handling, proven components and a company they can believe in. Co-Motion Cycles builds every custom Macchiato specifically for each captain and stoker, and it delivers on all accounts. Using proprietary ACMUltra7 zonally-butted 7005 aluminum tandem tubing, specifically engineered for the Macchiato. At 24.8 lbs with the optional Ultegra Di2 package, the Macchiato isn’t just light it is simply the best-performing tandem on earth!

This limited edition Macchiato tandem displays a special paint scheme, with design cues from a Vaught F4U Corsair in celebration of Co-Motion Cycles’ 25th anniversary. Using a reverse masking processes with House of Kolor pearlescent paints, all performed in-house.  What better way to celebrate our American roots and our love for speed than with a tandem that flies at attack speed?