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About Engin

Mission

A love of the bicycle is at the heart and soul of Engin Cycles. Our mission is to build bicycles that appeal to people both as a work of craft and as a machine that can be ridden and ridden often. Thanks for visiting the site and we hope you like what you see.

Drew Guldalian, Builder and Designer

Why Choose Engin Cycles?

Each bicycle is built one at a time with a specific rider in mind. People are different, so each frame is different. Design, fit, tubes, construction method and aesthetics are all taken into consideration when building your bicycle.

If you choose to have us build your new bicycle, our passion for the craft and sport will be apparent in every detail...and you will have the pleasure of riding a bicycle unique to you.

Bicycles Offered

The goal of Engin is to make a premium bicycle, and we believe that means building the bicycles that we know the best. Engin knows what it means to ride a well-built and tightly-fitted hardtail mountain bike, light and fast road bike, bomb-proof tourer or commuter, or even get off the beaten path on an adventure bike or grinduro. These are the bikes you will want from us, because we are uniquely familiar with the geometry and specifications of these bicycles. We also aim to find the perfect component package and, if desired, hand-built wheelset to meet your specific needs and riding style.

Construction

With an in-house CNC mill, Engin has been able to fine-tune some of the more intricate aspects of a bicycle. For instance, most custom bicycles will be limited to a certain set of pre-made dropouts, yokes, and other key components. Engin developed, in-house, purpose-driven mountain bike dropouts with increased stiffness and less weight, road disc dropouts that utilize the newest braking technology standards yet look and feel better than the competition, and now new custom crank spiders that offset the chainline for greater customization of the drivetrain system. Engin was also a key player in the development of the T47 bottom bracket shell, which marries the idea of a BSA bottom bracket with an oversized shell to allow for 30mm and larger crank spindles.

Materials

Titanium bikes are available in all categories and are made with as much domestic CWSR titanium as possible. All titanium bikes are finished with a media that produces two types of finish. Satin or "rough". The rough finish is the darker gray color that is more of a peened finish. The satin finish is just that, and can be touched up over the years with a scotch brite pad. The titanium bikes also include two types of finish options--etched logo (included) or ceramic coating (additional). While the etched finished is smooth and classy it does not add any color to the bike. The ceramic will allow for a wide range of colors and a bit of personality to the bike. Ceramic is also much more robust than traditional paint, and will not chip easily or wear as quickly. The weight of the titanium bikes differ per person but on a whole they are 25-30% lighter than a similar bike that would be made out of steel.