I ran into Daryl from Form Cycles at the SSAZ afterparty a few weeks back and we got to talking about his bikes for this year’s NAHBS. The bikes they brought to the show last year were amazing and I was wondering how they would be able top themselves this year. He hinted that he was working on some stuff that I might be interested in. I’m not one for being teased, so I asked him if I could stop by the shop and see what he was working on. He said yes before I could even finish the sentence.
Form is a full custom shop here in Arizona with a reputation for not only building some great looking bikes but also some of the best riding bikes you have ever seen. With Titanium and stainless steel as their weapons of choice, there really isn’t anything they can’t make for you.
I had a feeling that my photography skills weren’t good enough to do these frames justice so I called in a pro. My friend Michael Scott was more than happy to come along and capture what was going on over at the frame shop. I also called Zenith Clipping for their professional photo retouching services. Being a fellow addict of everything bike, I knew he was the right guy for the job. Here is what we came up with:
This bike isn’t going to the show, but I think it probably should, and it was too cool not to share. Sam, the resident titanium magician, also welds up BMX race frames under the name Tronix BMX. This is a 1lb 10oz Mini frame with an integrated seat post. Hotness.
A big thanks to the boys over at Form for letting us come into their shop at crunch time. Best of luck at the show and I can’t wait to see what these beauties look like when they are all built up.by