A-train Custom Bicycles

A-train Cycles City Cruiser

Most of the bikes that come out of Alex Cook’s Minneapolis workshop, A-train Cycles, are robust ‘cross and road machines built from stainless steel, but just before he embarked on a recent backpacking adventure, he finished off something that’s a… Read more »

A-train Cycles Stainless Racer

It would be interesting to hear from riders who have experienced the difference between carbon fibre and steel, especially stainless steel, over long distances. Which is more comfortable for long days in the saddle? Alex Cook of Minneapolis’ A-train Cycles… Read more »

A-train Cycles Monster Cross

The 2013 North American Handmade Bicycle Show saw Minneapolis native Alex Cook, of A-train Cycles, exhibit on the New Builder’s Table, showing off a stainless steel 29er that ticked everyone’s boxes. This latest build, a matte-black and brushed ‘Monster Cross’,… Read more »

A-train Cycles Gravel Grinder

Alex Cook of A-train Cycles likes tools as much as he likes bikes. The Minneapolis builder recently invested in a Swiss made Interapid test indicator, which gauges deviations to around .0005 inches. He uses it to measure the bow in… Read more »

A-Train Cycles NAHBS 29er

For NAHBS newbies — that is, first-time builders — there’s a special table. It’s called the New Builder’s Table and entrants can only display one bike. Alex Cook is a Minneapolis native who has been building frames for about 5… Read more »

A-train Custom Bicycles

Stainless steel is a nice blend of titanium’s ‘crispness’ and the forgiving reliability of steel. It will always result in a very tidy frame, something that Alex Cook is proving through his A-train Cycles. Alex is based in Minneapolis, MN… Read more »