Jimi Hendrix would have turned 71 on November 27th this year, had he not been admitted as an honorary member of the 27 Club. He wrote ‘Little Wing’ in 1967, included on the Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love album — a sonic exploration based on Jimi recording his guitar through the Leslie speaker of an organ. Canada’s No. 22 Bicycle Company have just released a pista version of their titanium road frame and named it Little Wing, perhaps as a nod to the emotion behind Jimi’s lyrics: “When I’m sad she comes to me, with a thousand smiles she gives to me free”.
No. 22 was born from a mission to offer an affordable ti frame with impeccable design and manufacturing — they’re made from American-sourced 3Al-2.5V titanium tubing and assembled in the US. Both Little Wing and its road-faring version, the Great Divide, share the same exemplary manufacturing but this pista is built up with a set of custom drilled Phil Wood hubs, laced up to a set of Wheels of Mass Destruction carbon rims. That’s a custom carbon fork to suit Little Wing’s geometry and it’s topped with matte black Enve carbon stem and 3T Scatto carbon bars.
See more on the No. 22 Bicycle Company website.