Igelheart Trail Poacher

Igelheart Trail Poacher

Christopher Igleheart belongs to that revered institution of American frame builders, which includes luminaries such as Richard Sachs and Tom Ritchey, whose art fathered the present generation. It wasn’t so long ago that fine steel bicycles were the forefront of current technology, and today’s resurgence of interest in the handmade bicycle is due to their skill and craft.

The Trail Poacher is a more recent Igle Bike, a reference to Chris’s career during the early days of the mountain bikes, building frames at Fat City Cycles. It’s a cyclocross bike with clearance for fat tires and a geometry designed with drop bars in mind. Regardless of disc brakes, White Industries drive train and a custom Igelheart stem, any bike equipped with Trappist beer end-caps is OK by me.

Igelheart Trail Poacher
Igelheart Trail Poacher
Igelheart Trail Poacher
Igelheart Trail Poacher
Igelheart Trail Poacher
Igelheart Trail Poacher

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  • bobo

    its cool, dont get me wrong.. but whats up with the Son hub wiring tied to the fork and the electrical tape on the brooks..??

    • http://spinynorman.tumblr.com Spiny Norman

      If I had to guess, the answer is “it works,” and probably more than adequately. A bike doesn’t have to be twee to be outstanding. Nice antidote to the overly precious bike-jewelry that is perhaps slightly too prevalent in these parts.

  • http://twitter.com/noelweichbrodt Noel Weichbrodt

    so much love, & totally swiping the chimay end caps, by yeah…dose wiers…

  • SevenStars