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No. 22 and Bridge Bike Works highlight 2022 Builder Round-Up

Canadians show off shiny bikes at ENVE event

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ENVE’s Builder Round-Up returned for its fourth year of highlighting custom gravel bikes from around the world over the weekend. As in years past, Canadian brands featured prominently in the mix of all-road and almost-mtb builds.

Last year Mariposa and Naked Bicycles added a maple flavour to the custom gravel bike show. This year it’s No.22 and Bride Bike Works representing the north.

Check out five of the best bikes from ENVE’s Groadio, ranging from Canada to the U.S. and as far away as the Czech Republic.

Bridge Bike Works – Surveyor (Toronto, Ont.)

What would it look like to design and build a carbon fibre frame in Toronto? Well, something like Bridge Bike Works. This new Canadian brand is bringing production home, actually laying the carbon fibre for its boutique frames right in its Toronto facility. The project is the work of Frank Gairdner and Mike Yakubowicz and, judging by the stunning sand-coloured frame on display at this year’s Grodeo, they’re well on their way to making the dream a reality. Local looks good with this carbon gravel shredder.

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No. 22 – Drifter

Born in Canada, No. 22 rolled into ENVE’s Builder Round-up with a new take on its Drifter titanium all-road rig. The 2019 NAHBS Best In Show-winning brand isn’t resting on its laurels. With a little SRAM AXS dropper post and drivetrain and Cane Creek eeWings titanium cranks to match the frame material, it’s a mix of metal and futuristic wireless tech. No. 22 also revealed a few new future features on the drifter, like smooth new 3D printed drop-outs and the brand’s own custom gravel fork.

Mosiac (Colorado)

Mosaic showed up with a stunning blue/grey mountain bike flat bar gravel bike, decked out with 2.2″ Donnelly tires and Shimano XTR brakes and drivetrain. Forget Portland, the dream of the 90s is alive in Boulder, Colo. Bonus points for putting a bird on it.

Weis (New York)

A dirty showbike is a happy showbike. Brooklyn’s Weis rolled into the Builder Round Up with an off-road take on its trademark off-set seatstay design. The truely unique design is immediately eye-catching. But its look changes from every angle. Add Cane Creek’s eeWings titanium cranks to match the titanium Weis frame, an integrated seatmast and big tires and this is one distinctive gravel bike.

Festka – Element (Prauge)

All the way from the Czech Republic, Festka delivered with this seamless red-orange-silver fade build. More speed-focused than some frames on display, this Festka’s running 2x SRAM Red AXS wireless shifting and relatively narrow tires. Add a beautifully integrated seat mast, to keep the colour theme consistent, and a faded stem, and this Euro bike looks as fast as it rides.