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Handmade Bike Show Preview: REEB Cycles Blends Brews, Bikes and Belts

  March 12, 2014

REEB Pinion completeWe’ve shown some of the electric bikes that Gates will display this weekend at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now we turn to some of the other must-see show bikes. REEB Cycles will display four models that blend style and technology. REEB is the house bike brand of Colorado canned microbrew pioneers Oskar Blues Brewery, whose integrated business model mixes bikes, brews, cycling advocacy, farm to table food, community charity and more.

Pictured above is REEB’s SFPinion+. This fat bike alternative features the 29-plus tire platform and a Pinion gearbox, a German shifting system that features 18 gears with a whopping 636 percent range–more range than just about anything else on the market. Like all REEB frames it was welded by bike-builder-in-chief Chris Sulfrian. The goal was to create a clean and low-maintenance big-wheel bike for plowing through snow, mud or up mountain trails. With its belt drive, gearbox and oversized hoops, the SFPinion+ is a clean and strong workhorse that will plow through conditions that clog derailleurs.

REEB Pinion gearbox

Next is the Sam’s Pants, a dream commuter featuring the Shimano Alfine Di2 electronic shifting system paired with Gates Carbon Drive. The Sam’s Pants Alfine Di2 “is made to be a dead reliable and fast commuter while also being incredibly low maintenance,” REEB says on its products page. This update of its Sam’s Pants gravel grinder houses a 1.9″ tire for all-weather traction. Gates has partnered with Shimano on multiple Di2 bikes for NAHBS and will display several more Di2 models in its booth (#300).

REEB Sams Pants complete

The DJ Destroyer below is a belt driven jump bike with 650b/27.5″ wheels. Welder “Soultrain” Sulfrian used Made in the USA True Temper OX Platinum tubing and American-made Paragon Machine Works dropouts. It also features the newMRP Stage Fork. “The Destroyer’sshort chainstays create a quick and flickable rear end, while the DJ inspired tubeset provides confidence to huck ze gnar,” says REEB. Huck yeah.

REEB DJ dirt jumper

Below is a special edition TyREEB titanium 29er singlespeed with Dale’s Pale Ale colors. It’s a light, fast and clean racer that shows off Sulfrian’s fine welds and eye for detail.

REEB ti rwb

Thanks, REEB, for cracking open a cold can of whoop on Charlotte. More pictures below.

REEB Pinion belt drive

REEB Pinion 18 gears

REEB Sams Pants rear