Control. Discipline. Focus. Passion. That’s the summary of the 44 Bikes manifesto. Kristofer Henry is continuing those ideals which have been instilled within him by his grandfather, who was a TIG welder. Kris runs 44 Bikes to maintain a balance with his other career as a product and graphic designer for BLACKCAP Studio in Lyndeborough, NH. This ‘Lightning’ frame is the ‘chopped and dropped’ flagship model of the 44 Bikes lineup, purpose built to shred the East Coast trails.
Kris has designed the Lightning with virtually no stand over height, an advantage when railing single track, while an extra-high bottom bracket contributes to increased clearance of nasties in the rock garden. Kris has incorporated a triple bend to the seat stays to enable a smoother response from the rear wheel, and the asymmetric cable routing under the top tube is a nice touch.