Nate Meschke and Matt Cardinal, the duo behind Signal Cycles, seem to be going from strength to strength. Since 2007, they’ve developed a reputation for solid, reliable and elegant frames which culminated in a collaboration with Rapha on a Continental Bike, and most recently, an award at the 2011 NAHBS for Best City Bike. The latest Signal Cycle is a minty-fresh 29er that blends beach cruiser sensibility with off-road and open road capability.
This is Brian Ellin’s adventure machine. Brian requested a layout that hearkened to his coastal heritage, but was also able to conquer single trail and light touring. As with all Signal Cycles, the result is an exercise in grace and superb finishing. Immaculate fillet brazing surround each junction, uninterrupted by a uni-crown fork and a velvet smooth powdercoat.