Alchemy arrives at Core Bike for the very first time with five frame platforms on show

The big surprise of Core Bike 2016 was the unveiling of Alchemy Bicycle Co. as our new bike brand. Born in Austin, Texas, in 2008 and now based in the thriving cycling hub of Denver, Colorado, this youthful framebuilder has developed a strong reputation for exquisite carbon, titanium and stainless steel bicycles in the United States and is teaming with Saddleback to bring the brand's unique qualities to the high-end UK market.

Founder Ryan Cannizzaro and sales manager Ming Tan made the trip from Denver to launch Alchemy at Core Bike, the partnership with Saddleback representing the brand's first foray outside the US. Ryan gave insight into the company's history and its goals of growing into the MTB sector with the launch of the new Arktos full suspension bike. He also explained the importance of the Techne-craft construction process; expertly wrapping perfectly mitred and aligned tubes with carbon to minutely tailor ride characteristics for each customer.

On the stand we had a fully built-up Eros titanium road bike, the Arktos prototype and three beautiful framesets: Helios – high-end racing carbon; Xanthus – round tubed mountain flattener; and the Skylla – classic stainless steel.

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