AUTUM Epitaph

AUTUM Epitaph

US-based design firm AUTUM created a stir on Cycle EXIF with their Minion bicycle, the limited run of which rapidly sold out. Their exclusive range of men’s accessories has been complemented again with another bike, the Epitaph, a dark and luxurious beast with the rolling comfort of a Chesterfield lounge.

Like the Minion, the frame is custom built in the US, suspended with triple-clamp forks and powered by a single speed drivetrain consisting of 4130 Chromoly three-piece cranks, hauled up by a coaster brake in the rear. The Epitaph features a double rim system with dual tires on the front and rear, which would make for an interesting riding experience. But considering the extent of it’s riding will be short trips between the loft apartment, studio office, deli and clandestine rendezvous, dubious ride integrity will be worth it for the conversation point alone. The ‘turn and tuck’ style saddle and frame inserts are hand crafted from fastidiously selected aged leather, with matching grips. A limited run of 12 assures exclusivity, with laser engraved Roman numerals denoting which of the 12 one managed to secure.

You could really show up Tom Ford at his own show with a bike like the Epitaph. Unless of course, he turns up with his own. It’s a fitting addition to the AUTUM range which, until it was sold, included the ‘Heretic’ sofa, built from a re-purposed 18 gauge steel coffin.

AUTUM Epitaph
AUTUM Epitaph
AUTUM Epitaph
AUTUM Epitaph

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  • Opus

    I wonder how it handles with that odd wheel configuration? I don’t care really. It looks fun no matter how it handles.

  • byron loibl

    this is stupid. i’m just glad there are only 12.

  • Daniel Torres

    I love the seat. Obviously not a daily ride, but I can dig it.

  • Daniel Torres

    I love the seat. Obviously not a daily ride, but I can dig it.

  • Carson

    I think these guys should stick to making ipad covers.  However, if they are selling then who cares? The whole point is to make money anyway.

  • Carson

    I think these guys should stick to making ipad covers.  However, if they are selling then who cares? The whole point is to make money anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1428313809 Dustin Driver

    Ouch. That’s fugly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.cerveny Shawn Cerveny

    I look forward to riding this thing at New Belgium’s “Tour de Fat”…

  • James Rice

    This would look smart with an appropriate front rack… I love the tank upholstery, but for the price they shoulda gone ahead and used that front disc mount along with the coaster brake.
    I know of a lot of folks putting two rims together to run huge tires without buying Large Marge rims, I imagine you could mount Surly Larry’s on this and get a well-functioning bicycle out of it!

  • Alex mason

    don’t know if I’d enjoy faffing about changing a puncture in the rain with that tyre set up either, although I guess the average customer for this probably wouldn’t go out in the rain or probably cycle much at all for that matter.