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Custom Grey Number 1

  March 29, 2018

Mika Amaro makes only 111 versions of each new bike model. Meet Custom Grey Number 1.


Michael Nagler founded Mika Amaro in 2009 to make high-quality urban bikes. “We wanted to create something unique, the opposite of mass-produced bicycles.” Located in Cologne, Germany, Mika Amaro has launched the Custom Grey in two versions: a singlespeed and an eight-speed. The frame is made from Columbus Cromor tubing, with a Brooks Cambium saddle and grips, plus polished rims. New for this model are the CNC-machined Mika Amaro branded pedals and headset. All Mika Amaro bikes use Gates Carbon Drive, which Nagler calls the Number 1 choice for modern cyclists. “Especially for urban use, it is the perfect drivetrain.” Learn more about Mika Amaro – and Nagler’s favorite urban ride along the Rhine and to Koln’s historic landmarks – in our previous post, Splash of Cologne.