Prototype Mamtor with 3D Printed Parts
Our Mamtor is an all-terrain gravel-road bike with the ability to run large tyre sizes while sticking to its road credentials - the perfect do-it-all bike for those who like to switch it up between road and gravel. This year at Bespoked Bristol, we revealed a very special version of this model; a prototype model utilizing 3D printed stainless steel parts. Having been in development for the past year, this build has utilized ALM manufacturing processes to construct our own 3D printed dropouts and a new seat cluster design with integrated seat clamp, possibly a first in steel bicycle design. There are many advantages to using 3D parts in a frames construction not to mention weight savings, less heat cycles during fabrication and alignment benefits. Crucially though, the parts solve many construction problems but also add a new level of aesthetic beauty to a frames finish. Although still prototyping at this stage, we hope to roll out the parts gradually into our new model lines.
It’s hard to look at this bike and not notice the jaw-dropping paint job executed by Cole Coatings Workshop. An organic finish applied with absolute control and precision, a secret formula has been used to apply layer upon layer of paint without problematic product build. Once all the colours were applied Cole got to work tearing and ripping through the top layers of colour to reveal the ones beneath. Once happy they set upon using different grades of abrasive to cut through more layers of paint to reveal even more colours. Silver leaf is applied in an unorthodox fashion, sanding and rubbing through before it has set to give an irregularity that makes this finish quite unique. The colours used in this particular house special were picked from our new 2019 seasonal colours.
This particular bike will be making its way to Barcelona to SRAM ambassador Charles Reza. Charles has been working with Quirk Cycles since the company was founded racing for the Quirk Cycles sponsored team East London Fixed. He’s keen to get hold of this one and shred it on the trails around Barcelona, just be careful with that paint!
Custom Quirk Cycles frame painted by Cole Coatings Workshop
Columbus Life tubing
Columbus Futura Gravel Fork
SRAM Red AXS Groupset
Zipp SL controls
Chris King Headset
Photos by Nikoo Hamzavi