Bicycle Crumbs x Franco Grimes
Whether designing, creating or riding, we have always believed in doing more. That’s exactly why we created the Grimes. We wanted an American-made steel bicycle that did everything we wanted a bicycle to do.
The idea of a versatile bicycle is hardly original. But where we pull away from the rest of the pack is our love for design. We believe in creating products that are functionally generous and aesthetically superior. The Grimes is the type of bike that will allow you to race ‘cross on Saturday, hit the local trails on Sunday and commute to work on Monday. And it does all of this while looking incredible.
But this year we wanted to do something a little different, so we reached out to an incredibly talented illustrator that is quickly making a name for himself in the cycling industry, Bicycle Crumbs. We gave him complete artistic freedom; nothing was “out of bounds”. Like the Grimes itself, we encouraged Bicycle Crumbs to do more with a plan to unveil his creation at the Sea Otter Classic.
If you don't know who Bicycle Crumbs is, he's a very talented illustrator that does product and bicycle reviews via Instagram. His page, @bicyclecrumbs, is filled with incredible bikes, cool products, and his amazing illustrations.
The result of this collaboration was this incredibly intricate and beautifully designed bicycle inspired by the colors and textures of the Southwest. But it's not just a pretty bike. Spec'd with SRAM Red eTap and Enve 3.4 Disc wheels, this bike is the definition of a Super Commuter! This Grimes is unapologetically over-built to get you from your house to work, and back again very quickly. It may seem like overkill, but we don't think it is. A bicycle is whatever you want it to be. You should be able to do whatever you want, build it however you want, and ride it wherever you want. Your bicycle should allow you to do more.
A special shoutout to our painter & friend, Peter Morris @premier_bicycles. He spent a hard 40 hours turning Bicycle Crumbs' design into a reality! We also want to give a big thanks to everyone involved in equipping this beautiful bike with parts that complement the design: SRAM, Enve, Ritchey, Paul Component, Chris King, Brooks, Portland Design Works, Paragon, and Whisky Parts Co.
This Bicycle Crumbs x Franco Grimes custom edition is now available to order. Get in touch below or build your Grimes here and we’ll get rolling. “After all, the idea here is to build the bike you want and don't give a shit what others think.” - Bicycle Crumbs